Friday, December 31, 2010

a request for 2011

A Short Testament

by Anne Porter

Whatever harm I may have done
In all my life in all your wide creation
If I cannot repair it
I beg you to repair it,

And then there are all the wounded
The poor the deaf the lonely and the old
Whom I have roughly dismissed
As if I were not one of them.
Where I have wronged them by it
And cannot make amends
I ask you
To comfort them to overflowing,

And where there are lives I may have withered around me,
Or lives of strangers far or near
That I've destroyed in blind complicity,
And if I cannot find them
Or have no way to serve them,

Remember them. I beg you to remember them

When winter is over
And all your unimaginable promises
Burst into song on death's bare branches.

"A Short Testament" by Anne Porter, from Living Things. © Zoland Books

Thursday, December 30, 2010

neither rhyme nor reason

i want a photo opportunity,
i want a shot at redemption...

--you can call me al

paul simon

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

curves in the dark

because of the time change, and the winter-weary dark that has descended, i've lost the light in which i usually take photos. so i've been taking pictures in the dark. this, as you might suspect, is rather, um, frustrating. how do you find the light in the dark?

Sunday, December 5, 2010


learning is the fountain of youth.
no matter how old you are,
you mustn't stop growing.
--365 tao, day 339

Thursday, December 2, 2010

how old do you have to be?

one might say that wisdom is not
simply a mental process
but the sum total of a human being.
365 tao, day 336

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

how, and for what, to be thankful

i'm not a big fan of the pilgrims, but i am a big
fan of a day (that would be every day) dedicated to
being thankful for what we have.
'cause we have a lot.
here's a partial list.
feel free to add on.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010


can i say this?
i don't know.
words are calving
from the iceberg that guards my heart.

Monday, November 1, 2010