You Can’t Be A Perfectionist

  You Can’t Be A Perfectionist


Ain’t no such thing:



You Can’t Be A Perfectionist 2.24.2016

Definitely Didactic; Life Lessons To Be Learned; Life;

Arlene Corwin


Everybody Needs A System: correct me if I’m wrong

  Everybody Needs A System

Everybody needs a system of belief.

If you can’t believe in deity

Then non-theistic thought’s for you.

You’ve plenty there to choose from; thoughts a-plenty,

Thought-through thought, thought through

To give a mind to body, bod’ to mind.

You need root,

frame, name to lean on.

-Isms fall apart, break down, implode,

And yet you have to start somewhere –

Some thought to give you structure;

Theory broad with answers to hard questions;

Connections, forms, corrections

Never ending, ending sometimes.


You need too, the flexibility to turn…

Around, from, to, away; begin anew.

While watching, letting change take place

As if it were a grace with you the center:

After all you’ve got is you, the hat upon your head

Prepared for anything.

Ethics, kindness: you need more.

Death’s door, what came before, what may be after,

Now, the mind in front, behind;

You need systems for the chains of causes, pausal chains,

To help explain the cycles, phases; chance and the inevitable,

Giving in, resistance and how to know

The stable lasting, versus passing.

Everybody needs a ground to work from, stand on.

Everybody needs a system.


Everybody Needs A System 2.20.2016

Circling Round Reality; Thinking About;

Arlene Corwin

Old (revised)




What happened when…?

What? Nothing you envisioned.


Inside: precisioned mind:

Same head, same brain

Known to God alone,

The strain of genus inescapable.

Outside, a stranger mirror says is me;

Stifled by all kinds of blarney.


Old keeps stretching of reach;

The rainbow’s arch you cannot touch;

Olympic torch to hold on high

About which youth has no idea.


Not the doctor newly licensed,

Young policemen skilled and new;

Children, adolescents…

All have heard about it;

All their young ideas untrue.


Old is known

(and hardly that)

By those who flat out own it.

Even then…a what?

Trick of the light, illusion?

Old is a what!


Old 10.5.2015/2.17.2016

Circling Round Aging;

Arlene Corwin


Three Times S

Three Times S

Silence, Stillness, Solitude



Alone’s creative part,

And what we need.

Loneliness? No, only-ness.

No yearning for support –

Earnings of a sort.

No tears, no fears, if only temporarily.



Willed un-movement;

Body/mind and what we need.

Either/or, or one or both:

Calm and peace,

And what we need.



Without sound; the space between

The hubbub and reverberations

Of the world we live in:

What we need:

Three times S.


Three Times S 7.24.2015

The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative II; Our Times, Our Culture II;

Arlene Corwin




The God Question: It Never Goes Away

Source: The God Question: It Never Goes Away

The God Question: It Never Goes Away

         The God Question II (It Never Goes Away)

Why are there laws orderly and scientific,

Guidelines; tidiness from havoc,

Logic looking yet for more:  the unexplored and yet-to-be…

Take a category: love.

Too abstract to pinpoint, like ‘we-in-the-image-of…’

Legend, symbol, history?

Amalgam of each and every thinker, mystic, visionary?

They who’ve always been;

Often hidden: metaphor their only language.

Multi-universes? Well, “my Father’s house has many mansions.”

Fine-tuned to existences with functions unlike ours.

Or is it that It is fine-tuned to mortal powers?

Those hung up on Christian thought have never sought Vedanta.

Deity or cant, It doesn’t care. It’s always been,

Knows the ropes. It made the ropes;

Not in compliance with what we set store by, but

If we believe or not,

It wouldn’t matter to an Absolute.

When you examine boundless, infinite and ultimate,

Unconditional, supreme

Consider what is Absolute; First Creator, Law of Nature;

Yeah, a question, yea, that never goes away.

Always two: the smooth, the friction;

Yin and Yang in every action

Newton’s law: every action a reaction

Equal and opposing: foe and friend;

The God debate that never ends.

The God Question II (It Never Goes Away) 1.12.2015/re-written 2.8.2016 God Book II; Arlene Nover Corwin

Life Can Be A Yoga

           Playing At Invention


I take a nail to smooth and smudge…

It turns into a liner

Flattering the lower lid.

I take what’s handy, looking

At its form and form

An instrument inside my head

Which lends itself to hand

And stays.


Life Can Be A Yoga 7.10.2015

Circling Round Yoga II; Found On Scraps;

Arlene Corwin

Inventions Always Supersede Inventions


It’s no wonder the planet overflows,

New designs replacing old;

Exponential as the population grows,

It whispers or it bellows,

Throwing out what it considers

Excess this and excess that

Piled up as scrap that once had use.


More scrap

Will pile up as filthy, fatty crap

That has no use.

We can’t go back in time.

Framed in other kinds of filth,

Enjoying what is bad for health,

The cloth of new inventions is inevitable.


Inventions Always Replace Inventions 3.23.2015

Circling Round Science II; Our Times, Our Culture II;

Arlene Corwin
















I Know Where To Find You

           I Know Where To Find You


Some months ago, and writing from my bed

I meditated thus, and said:

You have no face,

No eyes, no kidneys:

Have, in fact no special place.

Still, I know just where to find you –

How, in space and now.


I know Where To Find You 9.3.2015

God Book II;

Arlene Corwin

Every Thought


Every thought a valid unit,

Worth pursuing,


Till pursuit leads to conclusion;

Even questioning’s



Thinking leads to fantasy, plasticity.

In itself a good thing;

In the end a stillness,

Paradoxically, a willess-ness

Productive and creative,

Spontaneous and still.

Not dead-still:




Thought: a latent synapse builder,

Undeveloped impulse binder,

IQ raiser, re-designer.


Every thought

A possibility;

An astronaut unlimited

by galaxy

and space.


Every Thought 6.7.2015/rev 2.4.2016

Nature Of & In Reality; Definitely Didactic,

Arlene Corwin


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