Everywhere 2014



You’re everywhere.

Everywhere, you non-down here,

Up, out, far, near –

Do they call it immanence?

(Must look it up).

I think it is.

(Just looked it up).

You are within,

Existing in

All parts of universe

(Or universes).

First of firsts,

Bursting with joy

I curtsy to you.


Everywhere 4.1.2014

God Book; To The Child Mystic II;

Arlene Corwin


Spring Again 2014

Spring Again


The cat is mad.

Some plants are dead –

But underneath, and over death

We sit outside, calmly alive

Drinking our tea.

Perhaps the plants are being saved

And drinking plant-y tea for two



Spring Again 3.28.2014

Circling Round Nature;

Arlene Corwin



And Then It’s Over 2014

And Then It’s Over


You read a story.  Alice Munro.

Then in the middle, of a sudden.

You’re back in Manhattan,

Twenty something,

Very slim and conscious of it;

Dressed in candy-stripey slacks that cling:

You’re singing young; time lacking meaning;

In the park on Riverside –

Then hark, you’re back in Sweden

Once again

In bed,

The story partly read

With you not knowing what it said

Now almost eighty, thinking,

“Then it’s over.”


And Then It’s Over 3.28.2014

Birth, Death & In Between II;

Arlene Corwin




Talent Wins Out: Mussorgsky & Turin 2014

Talent Wins Out: Mussorgsky & Turing


Talent wins out.

Not living to see it – he, she or I –

There it is winning.  Modil Mussorgsky:

Reviled, poor thing.

Sure of his talent;

In drunkenness singing it out

To the beer halls and reveling, rivaling

Borodin, Cui, the best;

Dying, not knowing, kowtowing; his motto

To never desist.

Another deceased

And genius of geniuses: Alan M Turing,

Mathematician of the highest order,

Codebreaker, thinker, philosopher;

More, much, much more; turning

Mind to the needs of mankind –

Nobody needed him – wanted his kind.

Even this day a new theory confirmed!

Driven to suicide. Gay.  We were blind.

Reviled, revealed, revived and revered:

Such a world!

But talents win out in the end.


Talent Wins Out 3.20.2014

The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative II; Definitely Didactic;

Arlene Corwin






Dying Vanity 2014

Dying Vanity


You watch

With no opinion anymore.

Phenomenon phenomenal,

No point of view; just observation.

It is nature’s secret still.

Though even watching can be vanity

(why eye subjectifed at all?)

By this time, you know

Synonyms , their nuances;

Change at work, without a stop,

Processing a skin, the nameless stuff within;

Growing, rotting, multiplying, disappearing:


Mental muttering diminishing

One is reduced to watching

Like the helpless scientist one is.


Dying Vanity 3.15.2014

Circling Round Vanities II; Nature Of & In Reality; Birth, Death & In Between II;

Arlene Corwin




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