Lovely Age 2013

Lovely Age

It’s lovely to be almost eighty.

No one takes you seriously,


Everyone takes what you say as wise.

You can be odd or unconventional,

Antagonize the stiffest rule,

Be clown or fool:

Absurdity’s anomaly,

Riddle(d) with the irony

Of being nearly eighty.

Is that it’s a lovely age.

Lovely Age 7.23.2013

Circling Round Wrinkles; Birth, Death & In Between II;

Nature Of & In Reality; A Sense Of The Ridiculous; Pure Nakedness;

Arlene Corwin

A Quality of Chastity 2013

A Quality of Chastity

He used to need an orgasm each yearly day

And then he noticed

That he didn’t.

He was gladdened.

Somewhat knocked for six, shocked and amazed

(a habit doesn’t go in days)

No more the need,

He felt/was freed,

The hand no longer

Going ‘down there’ first thing in the morning,

Maybe last thing in the night,

(in between times too, you never know).

Had it happened gradually?

“Ah,” he said,” So this is aging!”

Steered no longer by sin’s wages,

Neither victim, dupe or prey,

More, sage and master of sin’s nature,

He communed with nature (his) perceiving that

Serenity –

A quality of chastity,

Is nice.

(is peace).

A Quality Of Chastity 7.29.2013

Circling Round Eros II; Nature Of & In Reality;

Arlene Corwin

What’s The Fuss About? 2013

What’s The Fuss About?

They love each other –

Yes, they do.

Perhaps more than I, you; and yet,

The sex drive has diminished.

Climaxes an effort.

Touted drive expounded

Western TV world around,

Do they miss it?

Not a bit.

They love each other;

Cuddle, touch;

They love each other very much.

Petting, playing – with

Erotic word and kiss sufficing

They don’t miss that pulse

That pounding thump,

That throbbing greatest of deceivers,

Hidden steerer not aware of

Goals and roads pretending to be real;

A blend of drive and tangibility:

Status, goods and family:


What’s the fuss about?

It’s possible to live without it

And be happy, love’s vitality


What’s The Fuss About? 7.24.2013

Love Relationships; Circling Round Eros II:

Arlene Corwin

Inexhaustible Combinations 2013

Inexhaustible Combinations

In the actions of the universe

The mixtures, combinations are un-numbered,

Inexhaustible; each instant a momentum,

Coming into being: showing up.

How strengthening!

What you can become an unpredictable.

A Mozart, Jarrett, Rembrandt, Lars Lerin;

The known, the almost known, the still unknown; your own

Peculiar combination;

Own peculiar star-crossed course.

The secret: giving in.

The stars don’t fight,

The stuff around all giving in

To forces that determine.

The thousand adjectives of force –

The verbs the nouns,

The countless ways, attempts, nuance

To pinpoint energies

That have no end.  And so,

Be daring, never knowing in advance

How this applies to you.

Inexhaustible Combinations 7.21.2013

Circling Round Science; Nature Of & In Reality;

Arlene Corwin

Getting Bored 2013

Getting Bored

I get bored so easily.

When playing a tune

Nine hundred times,

I’ve just got to change it.

Improvising, that’s the name.

Who can do the same life in, life out?

We need to change – a good thing.

We are variety machines.

Change can be nuance –

Nothing big; subtle, slow in coming.

But, if you’ve got the talent and the ear

You hear: inventing, extemporizing,

Winging-it, ad-libbing ad libitum.

Creatively and on the spot

You feel you’ve got

To make up something new

To satisfy you, and

Oh, it quenches:

The worn replaced, its freshness

Making you  a happy fledgling; re-born.

Lose the fear!

It’s here you want to chase it.

Clinch the moment.

Let boredom take you to the next

Bewitching instance.

Getting Bored 7.20.2013

Vaguely About Music II; Definitely Didactic; The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative II;

Arlene Corwin

Turning On The Mac 2013

Turning On The Mac


Turning on the Mac,

The first you see

Is universes in infinity;

Potential endless,

Births and dyings back to back.

They’re clever,

Those designers,

Wondrous, beautiful!

They’ve got me. I’m their customer


Caught in the potential put

Before me, every time

I lift the cover.

Turning On The Mac 2.13.2013 (found on a scrap 1.3.2012)

Circling Round Computers;

Arlene Corwin

I Talk To My Generation 2013

I Talk To My Generation

I talk to my generation

It, the only talk I know;

Plain-speak, as Dante used,

And Shakespeare, Hemingway,

F. Scott Fitzgerald,

In the hope

And expectation

That what’s true is always true,

No matter how banal the means

At your disposal.  Future

Generations spot the I

That’s you, I’m sure.

I Talk To My Generation 4.12.2013

The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative II; I Is Always You Is We;

Arlene Corwin

Gym Teacher 2013

Gym Teacher: A Dedication

Inspiration all around & everywhere:

The teacher – who knows about

My body, his, and everyone’s;

Inventing movements, game/combined,

Exercising mind,

Finding the weaknesses, the strengths behind;

The teacher reaches out to every muscle

In a room of tousled


Balls, weights, mats, walls, bicycles

That chase our fates.  It would seem that

Lessons last well after… Teacher,

Guru-of-the-gym: a treasure.

One’s seen those men, not worth their salt,

Exalted; so-called gurus,

Shedding so-called light.

Gym teacher (mine) gives might

That also wakens wisdom –

His domain, his specialty

Deserving as can be.

Inspiration all around

To those who see it.

All around & everywhere.

Gym Teacher 7.16.2013

Special People, Special Occasions; Swedish Book; Circling Round Yoga;

Arlene Corwin

Faith Is A Chemical Dynamic 1995/2013

Faith Is A Chemical Dynamic

Faith is a chemical dynamic

Affecting cells, making them fresh:

(The celestial and flesh)

Not a dogma, cant –

More pledge, a pact;

The brain engrained in wish and want

With roots spread out in waiting

For a door to open wide,

And you a bride inside.

Faith sanctifies.

It unifies.

It systematizes without system,

Sees the thread in things uncommon,

Making fractions into one:

It always gives an added power,

Energy beyond the hour;

Puts a slant on everything,

(Which is its strength and shortcoming.)

You never go beyond its vision,

Never get beyond its zone.

No clever man or master plan

Or great endeavor pulls the lever.

In itself a friendly law,

It is specific to your wishes.

Faith is bound by its tradition.

Nothing great can be erected,

Nothing lasting be affected.

Leave the hills, reach for the stars:

Faith is chemically dynamic.

Faith Is A Chemical Dynamic 7.17.1995/2013

Nature Of & In Reality; To The Child Mystic; Circling Round Science;

Arlene Corwin


A Place Where Time Isn’t 2013

The Place Where Time Isn’t

With the pain involved in time’s necessity,

One’s struck by wondering;

A thought invented, possibly inspired;

Just abstract speculation:

Someplace where time isn’t.

Someplace where


Is no change, no building up,

No degradation;

Nothing flowing,

Slowing down.

No pulse, no breath,

No death.

A place where time isn’t:

A place;

An is;

But time is not in the equation.

The Place Where Time Isn’t 7.14.2013

Circling Round Time II; Circling Round Science;

Arlene Corwin

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