Monthly Archives: March 2018

The Unthinkable is Thinkable – Stephen Hawking and Wislawa Szymborska

  Somewhere in the cosmos, perhaps, intelligent life may be watching these lights of ours aware of what they mean, Hawking said. Or do our lights wander a lifeless cosmos, unseen beacons announcing that here on our rock, the universe discovered its existence? from CNBC, March 19th, 2018  Plato, or Why For unclear reasons under […]

Writing on Fire – Another Poem by Vittori Colonna

# 103 I’m afraid the knot in which for years my soul has been bound up now rules: I write from habit, not because I am on fire. I’m afraid the knot is tightly tied, and by myself: I’m proud and therefore dull. I think my days are useful when in fact I waste them. […]

The Bigness of Small Poems – #39 in a Series – Five Disorienting Wisdom Poems!

Happiness I saw a bee settle on a rose petal. It sipped, and off it flew. All in all, happiness, too, is something little. Trilussa (aka Carlo Alberto Salustri 1871-1950), ed. Geoffrey Brock, trans. John Dowd from FSG Book of 20th Century Italian Poetry, FSG, 2012 Discovered to my shock I never posted this a few […]

Vittoria Colonna – Renaissance Poet – Death is What Makes Room for Love

# 56 We are blind. The ancient fear of death assails us often, for we do not carry on our backs the great and solid wings of hope. Nor do we build our houses on that rock, but dig in sand and call our losses cruel. Yet death is what makes room for love. May […]