It’s Twenty Hundred Twenty-One

It’s Twenty Hundred Twenty-One!

Well, son-of-a gun, it’s
Twenty hundred twenty-one!
What’s in a name and what is time?
Its only sign: change ongoing!
Ceaseless, endless, unabating,
Unrelieved, perpetual,
Indestructible, immutable;
Part wave, vibration, particle,
In patterns unpredictable;
Each a transient, sneaking by invisibly:
A birth, a death and in-between;
That decal time that we call Time;
Its silent signal, signal siren unavoidably agreed upon.
The end!
Year gone!
Here, hopefully a hearty, helpful, healthful friend:
Year twenty hundred twenty-one!

It’s Twenty Hundred Twenty-One 1.1.2021 Our Times, Our Culture II; Circling Round Time II; Circling Round Everything II; Arlene Nover Corwin

What Is Bliss?

   What Is Bliss?

I have known happiness;
But bliss? I’ve not known,
Often wondering how, what this bliss kiss is.
Pondering, oft meditating with success
I’ve met the qualities of inner peace,
Knowledge, love and happiness.
But bliss? Supposedly,
The highest state of joy and glory:
Blessedness benign, divine,
Coming from the source of sources
(choose your name.)
Force of forces having in its essence
Attributes that shower power
Hidden from, mysterious
To each of us.

Postulated, taking shape and form
As all on earth and every faith.
It is a mystery: its signs and causes
Working from its pre-formed laws.
It doesn’t stop one wondering thus:
What in heaven’s name is bliss?
And how to get it.
Some suggestion? Be my guest!

What Is Bliss? 12.27.2020 God Book II; A Sense Of The Ridiculous II; To The Child Mystic; Arlene Nover Corwin

The Philosophical Vis a Vis The Spiritual

Meditation, a peaceful character, being creative all day every day…a faith in ‘something’ is a good and healthy thing. Understanding that and what you do not know is a healthy thing also.
Two healthy things to pursue:

The  Philosophical Vis-à-Vis The Spiritual 

Are they equal? Which is better?
Are they each parts of the whole?
One’s prone is to think the latter,
Needing both to glean the matter with Big M.
Philosophy means ‘love of wisdom,’ **
The spiritual relates to soul
Instead of the mundane, corporeal, the carnal and the sensual.

Still, it’s best to know them both
Through reason and through unseen faith.
Revelations big and small,
The nature of the will, the real
Belongs to all and both.
Within the both lies truth.
**Middle English: from Old French philosophie, via Latin from Greek philosophia ‘love of wisdom’.’

The Philosophical Vis-à-Vis The Spiritual 12.26.2020 Circling Round Reality; Arlene Nover Corwin
These thoughts may be of interest to some.

Have A Merry…

Have A Merry…

My first reaction was a ‘Merry’…
Going on from there to ‘cheery’;
Then came leer, and then a ‘dreary’.
Finally a feeling wary,
Underlying yuletide ruined
By dollar, euro, kronor, coin.

Later on, and not too soon
I turn to have a Merry Xmas,
Start to join the friendly masses.
Who am I to analyse!
Darting to a love-filled heart.
I leave behind the gifts and mart,
Impart good cheer,
And wish the world a grand New Year!

Have A Merry…12.21.2020 Our Times, Our Culture II; Arlene Nover Corwin

Christmas Face

Christmas  Face

Looked once again
At the face in the pane.
Lines up, down, long, short.
More than or…more than before.
Is the mirror telling lies?
Does the looking glass disguise?
Beastly age upon the face
Like an old and rotting carcass.

Rubbed, scrubbed clean in the tub,
With Christmas near, a new New Year,
It needs some makeup.
Careful not to fake,
I thereupon take up the day
Smile away,
And leave the Christmas face to stay.

Christmas Face 12.22.2020 Circling Round Vanities II; Ageing; Wrinkling; Circling Round Experience; arlene Nover Corwin

Does A Molecule Have Energy?

   Does A Molecule Have Energy?

When atoms group together
As the smallest fundamental mass,
The smallest compound that takes part
In chemical responses,
Does it have vitality – the energy
To power body/mind activity
To make us what we are,
A magic self within a star,
A human elf, compared
To galaxies and pixies?
Universes made the same?
Embryo of spirit’s germ,
Oddly stemmed in shape of limb: leg and arm?
We, the charming-est of form,
The Sanskrit Om, Hebrew Amen?
“Truth, Certainty and Peace” in one?
If the molecule is energy
Composed of chemistry and substance
In acceptance of its origins,
The genesis
Of us
Is heaven’s dust
Far from the sphere of atmosphere and ether.
Does A Molecule Have Energy? 12.20.2020 Circling Round Experience; Circling Round Reality; Circling Round Everything II; Arlene Nover Corwin

The Best Thing I Know

    The Best Thing  I Know

The best thing I know
Is to scribble down longings, life’s wrongings,
Love’s singing, its stinging…
By letting the mind re-examine itself;
Watching world going by while in bed,
At its head, sitting silently gathering info
On news fact and mail,
Nailing knowledge on some tricky wiki- or so.

Christmas will be here in only some days,
A new year announcing a new phase
Of conflicts world-wide and world round;
Science will stumble upon some new ground
It has searched for for years,
Praised and surprised, encircled by cheers.
Fashions and trends, starts and ends will go on.
I will write into night seeking thoughts to dig into;
Unknown and new, cued by visualisation:
Thoughts to set words (not set worlds) afire,
Freed from the mire
of frazzled cliche.

The best thing I know
Is to grow through an intellect
With Mac so fair,
Happy it’s there.
We’re a pair.
The Best Thing I Know 12.19.2020 The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative II; Arlene Nover Corwin

Cosmic Coordination

         Cosmic Coordination.

(4 years later)
Meter righted, verbs re-chosen, rhymes clearer, form tightened, economized and easier to read;
even message and its nuance altered
Moment ‘now’ can never come again,
Not poetry, not inspiration;
Angle, viewing never contain the prefix re- (again).
Moments have a nano-difference, nano-variation –
Two sided coins
Joined by rows of nows.
Moments have no measure,
No more import one the other –
Value too.
Does sitting on the loo
Have more significance than any other thing you do?
Same dance, same chance, just nuance new.
The instant used for what it is: a one and only,
Friendly, sunny or tsunami —
It, unique and passing.
Yet not random or haphazard.
Influences, guides that sway –
You need to take them,
Soaking up the many ways.

Remember, be aware,
You also guide and shape and sway
From where you are, for you have power,
Synchronized with galaxy and star
And all the spheres that ever were.
Not to sound too know-it-all, sententious*
That’s the way it is!
Cosmic Coordination 12.18.2016/ 12.19.2020 Nature Of & In Reality; Circling Round Reality Arlene Nover ‘Corwin
*sententious | sɛnˈtɛnʃəs ||adjective
given to moralizing in a pompous or affected manner: he tried to encourage his men with sententious rhetoric.



Not pain exactly
But a longing, plain for me to see;
A need that has no outward symptom –
None. Not one.
Brain tristesse invisible and humdrum.
What to do? Is one a freak?
That hour, that day, that week one speaks,
One acts, attends to facts;
A seeking through an abstract dance –
A dependence through aloneness.

Publicity? More company?
Eternity perpetuated through some poetry?
Anyway and somehow, one puts pen to paper.
One, two, three, four hours later,
Crossings out, Webster shouting all the time,
Searching for meaning,
Meaning’s teaching, fetching rhyme:
Through growing phrase and sentence.
Abstinence finds absence.

Writing in that playful way,
One knows one’s had a lot to say.
The silence that gave abstinence;
Was abstinence from muteness.

Abstinence 12.18.2020 the Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative II; Arlene Nover Corwin

You Have Only Yourself

  You Have Only Yourself

You have
Only yourself to work with;
Bathe, clothe, soothe;
Live in and save.
A self you cannot leave, for
There’s no other
Over which you have a power.

It’s you who breathe,
Must learn to love, forgive –
For you deserve it.
Your achievement
One that chiefly comes intuitively –
Fief, belief that comes from faith,*
Its roots in something beyond earth,
From some external source,
Its course also discursive,
Non-intrusive yet conclusive.
You only have yourself
Enwreathed with instinct’s highest drive
To do it with
and for.
You Have Only Yourself 12.17.2020 Revelations Big & Small; Arlene Nover Corwin

fief; a person’s sphere of operation or control.
discursive; proceeding by argument or reasoning rather than by intuition.

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