from BARDO

The stars are in our belly; the Milky Way our umbilicus.

Is it a consolation that the stuff of which we’re made

is star-stuff too?

– That wherever you go you can never fully disappear –

dispersal only: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen.

Tree, rain, coal, glow-worm, horse, gnat, rock.

Roselle Angwin

Friday, 22 March 2013

the world, rolling in ecstasy


'You need not leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. You need not even listen; simply wait. You need not even wait; just learn to become quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice; it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.' 
Franz Kafka


with thanks to my dear friend Jenny


  1. Ah, I needed to read this. Thank you.

  2. Yes... isn't it such a useful reminder, in our driven world and driven lives?


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