Monthly Archives: November 2010

Snowflakes (the Longfellow edition)

The white drifts over the leaf-fall, at the foot of oaks and naked forsythia. I regard it warmly from the other side of the pane. And think to share a favorite poem, which I hope to set to music someday … Continue reading

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notes on “Search”

A radio station in Hong Kong is putting together a music project based on David Eagleman’s Forty Tales from the Afterlives.┬áBeing Kwannon fans, they asked me to contribute a track. (Yay!) I struggled for a while with the project. Eagleman’s … Continue reading

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On vision, visionaries and misneach

The third virtue on ADF’s official list is vision, defined as “the ability to broaden one’s perspective to have a greater understanding of our place/role in the cosmos, relating to the past, present and future.” The goal, perhaps, is to … Continue reading

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still pondering: what’s coming eventually

Still pondering virtues. The next one I write about will ne “vision” on the ADF list, compared to Aedh Rua’s concept of misneach, or right measure (the closest concept I can find in his list, but the discrepancy between the … Continue reading

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the jealousy of Emer: a song without a tune

The scattered words of a song I wrote in yesteryear on a green scrap of paper: Where are you going, your white hand knife-ready? Steal away, come away, come and take what is yours: your tears in the sea and … Continue reading

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An autumn thought

A November sky: eggshell blue and tossed by the wind. Oak leaves dance brownly to the ground. The sun never seems to reach its zenith in the darkening time. Even at noon, it’s westering — always at a tilt over … Continue reading

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trust: a poem

Since I’m musing about faith and its relationship to trust, I dug up a poem I wrote last year. It concerns the fragile nature of trust, and thus of faith. trust — is a precarious thing with spiderweb feathers and … Continue reading

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