How Do You Write So Much 2013

How Do You Write So Much?

They always ask, “How do you do it –

Write so much?”

I always answer, “Through some network/spectrum/grid;

A phrase, a book, celestial guides…

Who knows?

One rides that horse of inspiration’s perspiration;

‘Workhorse’ comes to mind.

It’s in the air,

It’s who you are;

The right side of the brain,

The way you train;

It’s logic if you’re logical,

And if you’re not,

It’s that!

If there’s an answer, I don’t know it.

If I knew, I’d throw it back,

A fielder in the lob,

And in that field where everything is valid,

Waiting to be said,

Grist for the mill,

It doesn’t hurt

If you’ve a thing (or two) worthwhile to utter;

Meter, rhythms, meaning, rhyme

Revealed in form –

If you’ve got those, you’re home.

How Do You Write So Much? 6.26.2013

The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative II;

Arlene Corwin

Liturgy For The Rhododendrons 2013

Liturgy For The Rhododendrons

Twenty-three days into June,

Rhododendrons gone,

Having lasted longer than

They’ve ever done

In all the years we’ve lived here,

Peaked

This week

Just when we celebrated summer’s solstice;

Glorious, abundant, no, profuse in pinkness.

We were blessed.

As if it knew it was no longer needed,

Days of admiration ended,

Rhododendron’s tree called on the rain

To pellet down

Like hail.

So now, until

Next year,

We gaze enraptured,

Petals shrunken, darkened,

Ground-enriching.

Liturgy For The Rhododendron   6.23.2013

Circling Round Nature; Swedish Book; birth, Death & In Between II;

Arlene Corwin

People Smoke A Joint Because 2010

People Smoke A Joint Because

People smoke a joint because

It calms them down,

It makes them laugh.

The symmetry of mediocrity’s

 Conventions flee.

It also makes them hungry.

Answers come, and often laughter

Is the payoff.

Groups ingested LSD

To see more beauty,

Dig into the new,

Change patterns that were old in mind,

Find truths that were not there to find,

Break down, build up

And sip the cup

Of everything there is to sip.

People drink because they are

More able to shift gears,

Take risks,

Lose fears.

The problem is to lay off.

Get it? Payoff/layoff?

I liked that.

People Smoke A Joint Because 5.25.2010

Circling Round Energy; Revelations Big & Small;

Arlene Corwin

Started 2008

Secular Sweden #2 2013 (revised)

Secular Sweden #2

 

A fact:

To read about on Google,

Hear about and see on Sverige’s* TV,

On which each Swede is nurtured.

Uncomfortable to raise in company,

The theme: existence, (which

I think is fun to mention).

Quest and question

most exciting;

More than, say ‘who did what, with, to…’

Well, you know.

Sweden is

The world’s most secularized

Nation.  Not discussed or asked about,

The concept of the Root.

What’s kicked around is food –

Menus exchanged;

Tools, cars and trängsel skatt**

Crime, immigrants.  That’s what!

These ‘in’, God ‘out’.

Life’s possibilities.

Who to blame?

Not long ago, when Sweden was extreme,

Its zeal in moralism, Luther’s name was hyped;

Kings, wars.  Just flip a coin.

With churches up for sale or rented –

Or plain empty,

Here in war-free Viking’s land

We are a secular society,

A secular majority.

The cycle turned.

 

*pronounced svair-ee-ya

** (road) congestion charges

 

Secular Sweden #2 6.17.2013

Swedish Book; Our Times, Our Culture II;

Arlene Corwin

 

 

Secular Sweden 2013

Secular Sweden

A fact;

To read about on Google,

Hear about and see on Sverige’s* TV;

On which each Swede is nurtured.

Uncomfortable to raise in company,

This most essential subject: our

Existence (which, I think

Is fun to mention)

This a quest and question most exciting.

(much more than, say

‘who did what, with, to…’

well, you know.)

Sweden is

The world’s most secularized

Nation.  Not discussed or asked about,

This concept of the Root.

What is kicked around is food;

Recipes exchanged;

Tools and cars and trängsel skatt**,

Immigration crime.  That’s what!

These are ‘in’,

God is ‘out.

God, life’s possibilities.

Who to blame?

Historically, not long ago, when Sweden was extreme,

Its zeal with moralistic base, Luther ‘s named –

And kings and wars other things, and…

Nowadays with Swedish churches

Emptying, for sale or rented,

Here in war-free Viking’s land

We are a secular society, manned

By secular majority.

*pronounced svair-ee-ya

** (road) congestion charges

Secular Sweden 6.17.2013

Swedish Book; Our Times, Our Culture II;

Arlene Corwin

Mister Cause 2013

Mister Cause

Sitting on the dock [I]

Practice thanking Mr. Cause, breeze

Making living easy.

Senses working;

Birds, words, sun high

In a sky awake till midnight.

(It’s extraordinary floral June; bright colored June;

Sweden, when the days will hardly end.)

Practicing and analyzing thoughtless feeling;

Thinking, hearing, seeing, touching Albert Cat

Who’s come to visit on the dock,

Discovering the fishless lake;

Half-closed lids see diamonds glimmer

Watered northern lights striated;

Optical illusions shimmer.

Mr. Cause today my teacher,

Needing practice to appreciate.

Genderlessly worthy of devotion;

Making living easy,

Making everything.

Mister Cause 6.11.2013

Circling Round Nature; God Book;

Arlene Corwin

Night Thought 2013

Night Thought

Your friends will watch you growing old

And love you [anyway, in spite of, for…]

(Darkening over-lip, hairs on chin

Unseen by changing lenséd eyes)

Love you between thick and thin,

Fat and sick, not picky about outer things.

Strangers will not know the difference

Between what you were and are,

Not caring and why should they?

Aging, growing old, maturing –

(Verbs you use, show mind that’s yours,

For verbs you choose are mind that’s yours.)

In any case, grow old and let it!

House no attitude about it –

None at all,

at all,

at all.

(that’s supposed to be an echo

bouncing back on walls of time)

Attend to something else and grow.

Night Thought 6.10.2013

Definitely Didactic; Circling Round Time II; Circling Round Wrinkles; Circling Round Reality;

Arlene Corwin

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