Thinking Clearly

 

I’m simply trying

To think clearly,

Times and destiny against me.

 

Not alone, it is we all.

A world of digits and addictions,

New temptations:

‘Lead me not into temptation…’.

 

Tiny hippocampus shrinking even more than ever,

It’s an effort,

I admit.

A part of words, a part of worlds

Inside a frame that gilds the lily,

Curls around reality

Like smoke from chimney.

 

Headlines chronically bad,

Chronicles of planetary sadness –

World of digits,

World on fire,

World that cultivates desire,

It is all the harder to think clearly

And sincerely:

Ergo, I

Am trying as a consequence,

To change the sequence

And think plainly, deeply,

Patently, indubitably

Clearly.

Thinking Clearly 6.18.2017

The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative II: Pure Nakedness;

Arlene Corwin

 

No One Person

No one dancer moves like another,

No one singer like another –

So unique are we.

Movement, voice, technique and timbre

All unique and at their best lyric

(pronounced lyreek).

How I adore

To see the store

Of talent and capacity,

Technique and flair,

Dexterity and artistry

In all from dress designer

To the finer forms from

Sculptor, painter,

To the lesser forms – whatever

They may have as name,

The nomenclature all the same to me.

Movement, sound,

The world goes round

In every creature’s singularity.

That’s all. Take care.

No One Person 5.20.2017

The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative II; Nature Of & In Reality;

Arlene Corwin

 

 

 

Everything An Etude

 

Everything An Etude

Your cooking, your yoga,

Your diet, your posture:

Everything a try,

Chance to be brave

Chance to be plucky:

Symphony unfinished;

All’s a laboratory.

 

Everything an opportunity.

An exercise to make you better.

Never best.

There is no best.

So rest in knowing

Everything is etude.

 

Everything Is Etude 4.11.2017

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

Arlene Corwin

 

 

The Pleasant Difference ‘Tween The Spiritual & The Scriptural

The Pleasant Difference ‘Tween The Spiritual & Scriptural #2

 

How to say this briefly:

How to find words for the inexpressible.

They exist.

Here is the gist:

Components – churches, sects, cults,creeds:

The claim of being chosen.

Inner spirit doesn’t need a system woven

Into scripture claiming knowing

What is best for all.

One wherein if you’re good you rise

And if you’re bad you fall.

 

The faith-based places emphases

On unity of life within the mixture of belief;

Consensus, peace and joy, and getting these;

Transcendent over time and space,

The sense that you are face to face

With truth above reality,

Its indescribability.

 

Not impossible to voice

With Love that comes, fear that goes!

Erotic, no, more loving kindness big & small,

Universal, if you will.

Permeating, calibrating,

Affixing to an All that’s spirit: all in all.

 

Practices to help along:

Meditation, psilocybin, prayer and song.

The non– theistic preference

Needs to be demystified,

With road for genius or dunce.

Not piety, religion, magic, paganism, or god-based;

Theological or physical,

But meta-, deeply meaningful,

Yes mystical:

The core of all.

 

The Pleasant Difference ‘Tween The Spiritual & The Scriptural 4.4.2017

To The Child Mystic II; The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative II; Nature Of & In Reality;

Arlene Corwin

 

A Little Deep Thinking

           A Little Deep Thinking

Some lady wrote as seed of creeds:

“All it needs

is a little deep thinking”.

A little deep… cannot be little.

Deep is deep, and little little.

One or t’other.

 

Deep: profound, complex, discerning;

Weighty downward, inward, sound;

Rapt, absorbed, immersed, committed;

Wise, engaged, perceptive, learnéd;

The opposite of mediocre.

No light joker,

But deep thinker (and non-smoker).

 

Recommended by this poet.

If you really want to know it,

Do not sleep through life and day.

Go deep into the strife or play,

Wakefulness and nightly rest.

Deep will satisfy each, every quest.

Deep is the best of bests of best.

All you need is dee-eep thinking.

 

A Little Deep Thinking 3.27.2017

A Sense Of The Ridiculous II; The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative II;

Arlene Corwin

 

The Pleasant Difference ‘Tween The Spiritual & Religious (revised, revised, revised)

   The Pleasant Difference ‘Tween The Spiritual & Religious ( revised, revised, revised)

How to say this briefly:

Firstly,

Words that help convey the hidden.

They exist.

Here is the gist:

Churches, sects, cults, creeds, the claim

Of being chosen.

Tenets frozen,

Woven into scripture

Which professes knowing

What is best for all,

Where if you’re good you rise

And if you’re bad you fall.

 

Spirit’s -ality puts stress on union,

The approach to life

Emphases

On oneness under all beliefs;

On peace and joy and getting these;

Transcendence over time and space

A sense of being face to face

With truths about reality, its indescribability –

Yet not impossible to give a voice to.

 

Fear that goes,

Love that grows.

Agape’s universal call,

Connecting to an All in all.

 

Practices to help along:

Meditation, psilocybin, prayer and song,

Means to fit all shapes and sizes,

Geniuses as well as dunces,

Non-, theistic preferences

Which need to be demystified.

 

Not magic, pagan, or god-based,

Theo-physical, but meta-: deeply meaningful,

And mystical, the core of all.

 

The Pleasant Difference ‘Tween The Spiritual & Religious 2.9.2017

To The Child Mystic II; The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative; Nature Of & In Reality;

Arlene Corwin

 

 

The Pleasant Difference ‘Tween The Spiritual & The Religious

 

How to say this briefly:

Firstly, find words for the inexpressible.

They do exist.

Here is the gist:

Each has components –

Churches, sects and cults, their creeds:

The claim of being chosen.

Pure spirit’s -ality doesn’t seem to need

A system woven

Into scripture which professes knowing

What is best for all,

Where if you’re good you rise

And if you’re bad you fall.

The spiritual as an approach to life,

Seems to place the emphases

On unity within the mixture of beliefs;

On peace and joy, and getting these;

Transcendent over time and space

And, most of all,

A sense that you are face to face

With truth about reality,

Its indescribability.

Yet not impossible to give a voice to;

Love that comes, fear that goes!

Erotic, no.   A loving kindness big & small,

Universal, – if you will,

That permeates, recalibrates,

Connecting to an All that’s spirit: All in all.

Practices to help along:

Meditation, psilocybin, prayer and song:

The mystical both caused or opened.

That said, non- theistic preference

Needs to be demystified, a road for genius, dunce.

Not piety, religion, magic, paganism, or god-based,

Not theological nor physical,

But meta-, deeply meaningful,

Yes mystical!

The core of all.

The Pleasant Difference ‘Tween The Spiritual & Religious 2.9.2017

To The Child Mystic II; The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative; Nature Of & In Reality;

Arlene Corwin

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