Right This Minute

  Right This Minute

Here’s a hard one:
Choices – are we making them?
You bet we are!
Each nano part of part
To benefit or not.
And so, we owe it to our heart
To choose contentment just as if
The choice was chief:
The greenest leaf!

Whatever happens is for us.
When we are at our best, our worst
If we assume that we come first
Then worst turns into what is best,
Existence taking lead each moment.

Choosing happiness and cheerfulness
Is, yes, you guessed it:
An investment and a blessing.

It’s a paradox and oddity. absurdity and mystery –
We seem to choose, but it may be
An incongruiitous anomaly,
Choices made for us
By genes and aptitudes and likings thus.
Yes, there is luck and twists of fate;
To act, to wait, and when to bait
The who and what,
And when to strike, when to chime…
Choice: contentedness each time.

Right This Minute 7.4.2021 Circling Round Experience; Arlene Nover Corwin

Doing, Saying It Again

  Doing, Saying  It Again

Once again I find I’m saying; “Plan my day!”
A phrase almost a quasi-prayer.
(Raised up to some vague star up there somewhere.)

Though going to, into thin air,
Aware in mind of finding nothing,
There a kind of blind belief, pragmatic faith
In nothing I can feel (like lace)
Looking for traces anyway, in daily life:
I, sensible and level-headed,
Practical and logic-driven:
Balanced person grounded in
Impressions most plebeian –
(That, the person that I am)
When day’s routine gives out no voice,
No plan come down from paradise,
With no choice but to face what comes,
Create some forms, receive the day
Of ‘outer’ planning’s voice turned play,
Which is, of course the voice of possibility,
By saying to myself and It “Plan my day!”,
And take what follows,
As it comes and as it goes.

Doing,Saying It Again 5.26.2021/7.3.2021 To The Child Mystic II; The Processes; Creative, Thinking, Meditative II; Arlene Nover Corwin

What You Do Makes A Difference

What You Do Makes A Difference

Pro /con, yin/yang:
What you do makes a difference.
Bad/good, good/bad.
Each and every nod of head,
Each preference made:
What’s done to those nearby or world,
Though indistinct, unfelt, subdued,
The deeds send tiny substances
Into some airborne agencies
With waves that dance Into continuance,
To spread existence.
What you do has a significance ;
Makes a difference.
So be vigilant.
You are important.

What You Do Makes A Difference 5.23.2021 Circling Round Reality; Arlene Nover Corwin

Every Thought Is Worth a Poem

Exactly what happened today – although I missed two or three before writing this. Pass it on if you think someone will benefit.

Every Thought Is Worth A Poem

Every phrase that comes to mind
Has some beginning undefined;
Thought ever personal,
Bottom idea universal,
(The undisclosed, the unrevealed always so.)
Every thought brought into view
Is worth a line or forty-two.

Somewhere, someone
Who may chance upon
Your art and your unique creation;
Someone on the planet –
They, Inclined by their penchants,
Who’ve found your work by chance’s
Cause, effect, time’s lapses
Will be someone who ‘gets’ every word –
Enjoys its essence.

Summing up;
Thoughts worth a poem,
Themes hitting home
Marrying the thought to word –
Memory flying like a bird.
Leaving thought to carry on –
Once the seed of thought is gone,
Ought to be caught and written down,
For every thought deserves a poem.

Every Thought Is Worth A Poem 7.2.2021 The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative II; Arlene Nover Corwin

Every Though Is Worth A Poem

Exactly what happened today – although I missed two or three before writing this. Pass it on if you think someone will benefit.

Every Thought Is Worth A Poem

Every phrase that comes to mind
Has some beginning undefined;
Thought ever personal,
Bottom idea universal,
(The undisclosed, the unrevealed always so.)
Every thought brought into view
Is worth a line or forty-two.

Somewhere, someone
Who may chance upon
Your art and your unique creation;
Someone on the planet –
They, Inclined by their penchants,
Who’ve found your work by chance’s
Cause, effect, time’s lapses
Will be someone who ‘gets’ every word –
Enjoys its essence.

Summing up;
Thoughts worth a poem,
Themes hitting home
Marrying the thought to word –
Memory flying like a bird.
Leaving thought to carry on –
Once the seed of thought is gone,
Ought to be caught and written down,
For every thought deserves a poem.

Every Thought Is Worth A Poem 7.2.2021 The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative II; Arlene Nover Corwin

Tipsy

     Tipsy 

I was tipsy last night.
Quite enjoyed it!
Drinking just a thimbleful one time a year,
And there was I, a stumblebum, but clear in head;
Dutifully fulfilling all that needed
To be done:
A charming, wonderful sensation – fun!

And yet, I thought about my liver.
Will I ever? No, I’ll never
Be a drinker.
I’m too much a thinker – and a Jew,
And if you didn’t know
We Jews are not great drinkers,
Just great thinkers.

Chastened sinners on Yom Kippur;
Nobel winners;
Alcohol not in our tribe.
And so, not likely I’ll imbibe
Too many jiggers of sweet wine or booze:
Too many calories.
And I don’t want to lose
My liver’s life too soon –
Or looks, or senses or the boon
Of brain and knowing
Who I am
And who I’m born
To be.
Tipsy 7.1.2017/revised 7.1.2021 Pure Nakedness II; Circling Round Experience; Arlene Nover Corwin

For The Good Of All

      For The Good Of All

I must be changing.
Never having thought about
The common good, I skip the meat.
Teary-eyed at sweet small piglets, lamb and cow –
Chickens too,
Gassed or stunned and shot right through
The head –
I’m filled with sympathy and dread,
Glad to replace the flesh with fresh
Fruits, seeds, nuts, veggies, greens,
Beans for protein, and so on.

Let’s come to humankind:
I was blind
To houses falling, forests burning,
Drownings, starvings, orphans yearning –
Which, and more I now abhor…
Now aware of how to share
What I have never thought to share before
In ways ignored or uninformed of:
They’re called love!
All forms of love.

Now to find the course of action
To replace my non-reactions,
Past indifferences oblivious to anguish,
Tarnish, harm or blemish –
And of benefit to none.

Awake these growing mornings
With a breakfast food
Called
“For the common good”,
A better bread to feed and nurture
Future’s good for one and all.

For The Good Of All 7.1.2021 Our Times, Our Culture II; Arlene Nover Corwin

To Only Deal With What You’ve Got

To Only Deal With What You’ve Got

To only deal with what you’ve got,
Not what you had
Nor thinking steps ahead –
That is the art of starting days
With no desire for their staying;
Using consciousness
With trust in sight, smell, taste…
Aware that senses waste away;
Shrinking joints to points awakened
For the sake of spirit
(For it knows if you are doing right)
Doing what you’re meant to,
Sure of what you’re meant to
Hour by hour;
Power by power.

To only deal with what you’ve got,
With what you’re handed
Just precisely where you’ve landed,
Is the license of consent
To the science of existence.
To Only Deal With What You’ve Got 6.30.2020/revised 6.30.2021 Circling Round Experience; Circling Round Existence II; Arlene Nover Corwin

That’s Just The Way I Am

 “That’s Just the Way I Am”!

He says, “That’s just the way I am!”
I say, don’t ever use that phrase because…
You are all other things as well;
One who can change, admit they’re wrong,
Avert the spell, take charge
When reasoning gone wrong comes barging in
Damaged by an ego
That refuses to let go.

There is no predetermined way…
But rules of honesty built into daily facings
Which demand a certain bravery;
Flexibility, humility, no vanity,
Untold attributes contributing
To what you’re capable of being.

“That’s Just The Way I Am” 6.30.2021 Pure Nakedness II; Arlene Nover Corwin

The Most Ridiculous Of All

The Most Ridiculous Of All

The most ridiculous of all – let’s see.
What can it be?
Death.
Yes, death.
Farcical, the disappearing
Of the point of being here.
Certainly unreasonable, pointless;
Yes, ridiculous.
The Most Ridiculous Of All 6.28.2015/revised 6.29.2021Birth, Death & In Between III; A Sense Of The Ridiculous II; Arlene Nover Corwin

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