Responding To The Changes 10.17.2014

Responding To The Changes


That’s all it is about:

People, cities vanishing –

Bombs and stuff

Body showing awful changes:

Huffing, puffing proof

Of age and ending.

Everything an un-turn-backable.

Dress styles, food styles, landscapes,

New maps:

All’s dispersion.

Ways of life – oblivion.

Technology, vocabulary,

New, old, new, old – new again

Some awareness,


A response

to changes,

Repercussions hidden from us,

Waiting for us.

That’s what it is all it about.

We pout or shout,

Do all the words that end in –out

And even –ot, -as in robot.

Regrettably, I’m not

An optimist.


Responding To Changes 10.17.2014

Our Times, Our Culture II;

Arlene Corwin



Getting Bored 2013

Getting Bored

I get bored so easily.

When playing a tune

Nine hundred times,

I’ve just got to change it.

Improvising, that’s the name.

Who can do the same life in, life out?

We need to change – a good thing.

We are variety machines.

Change can be nuance –

Nothing big; subtle, slow in coming.

But, if you’ve got the talent and the ear

You hear: inventing, extemporizing,

Winging-it, ad-libbing ad libitum.

Creatively and on the spot

You feel you’ve got

To make up something new

To satisfy you, and

Oh, it quenches:

The worn replaced, its freshness

Making you  a happy fledgling; re-born.

Lose the fear!

It’s here you want to chase it.

Clinch the moment.

Let boredom take you to the next

Bewitching instance.

Getting Bored 7.20.2013

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

Arlene Corwin

Everything A Rubberband 2012

         Everything A Rubber Band


Everything’s a rubber band –

Even psyche.

Everything can stretch and bend,

Given time and phase and use.

Doing yoga, keep in mind:

Every muscle, nerve and tendon.

Even bone

Bends to your service

If you work it

Long enough and without force.

Every movement on your level –

Not his, hers, theirs but yours.

In the end it’s all a level

Knowledge, building upon

Strong suits; weakness.

Rubber band,

Yes, yes and yes.


Everything A Rubber Band 9.7.2012

Circling Round Yoga;

Arlene Corwin






You Change 2012

You Change

You change.

You do not like it.

This ‘do not like’ business

Silliest of vanities,

Sticking with, hanging on,

As if the world cared what you look like;

As if concentrative levels

Of the average bloke

Of any sex,

Was not that of a five year old.

You vex

As if all life and value

Hung upon it.  Alteration does not scold.

The world runs on.  It runs away

In regulating law.

Attraction not attractiveness

The net in which we haul in fish.


You Change 3.6.2012

Nature Of & In Reality; Circling Round Vanities II;

Arlene Corwin




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