friends I leave these to you, courtesy of the Queen of Diamonds,
I will be 42 on Monday, I am grateful for the lessons of these 42 years.
As we maintain the laws we maintain our strength.
Laws need to be written in books only when we've forgotten that the
laws are self evident.
All of nature is but law in action and to go out of acoordance with nature
is to go out of
accordance with the law.
The acceptance, maintenance and repair of our character is our life's
Looking back places too much strain on our vision.
The fear of being hurt again keeps us hurt.
We begin to lose our lustre the moment we begin pitying ourselves.
A traumatized mind sees shadows where others see light.
The good news is this : at any moment, life could just break out!
In industry, in the absence of inspiration, the tools become the stars.
Against the backdrop of darkness, Grace is not only more easily seen
but more easily felt as well.
Acceptance sublimates all beasts.
Each man's heartfelt cry is the earth crying out, and all tears the
true origin of the rivers.
A branch grows crooked when it is uncertain.
It is not the role of the church to stay in touch with the modern
world as its critics suggest.
It is rather the modern world who'd be wise to stay in touch with the
church and be grateful that its branch never bends beneath its calling,
which is to remain a lighthouse,
a beacon, a cornerstone of what we know ourselves to be and a weathervane
of the simple rules of law for prosperity and peace, two of my three favourite
To know a thing is not to understand a thing,
to FEEL a thing is to understand a thing.
Self pity weakens our chances.
Most kings fight their crown
before they put it on,
their kingdoms squandered,
their money laundered
to clear their minds before the dawn
wine was poured with too much haste
Love was shared with little taste
and though the heart is cut and paste
the waste has bled it dry
once a Lord, now a demon,
and the waves have tossed
into the mouth of the whale
all his semen
if you see Prometheus
tell him I forgive him
I was only mad at him
because he stole my girl
it really wasn't about the fire
it was because
he stole my desire
sometimes life falls apart between the price and the deal
but never extracts less than the value you are willing to give it.
NUREYEV SEE MY LEAPS!
I played with thunder once
now I'm called a dunce
because my dimes I keeps
if all of Shakeaspeare's sonnets
could fit in my hand
I'd throw them at the band
and invite the family stone
to make a stand
and blow some smoke
at Bruce and Patti
then polish the crest of the Duke of Earl
(THIS IS A TEST!
.by the way an oyster once said to its pearl:
one day you'll leave me for another girl
and I'll be high and dry,
but when I think of you,
I'll bring a tear to her eye,
she'll drop it on a passerby
it'll bring moisture into his world
but back to the sonnets
and the trees they press
LA - LA - LA - LA
5- 6- 7- 8
I ain't looking for any followers
though I never turn away any Olivers,
Olivia's or Olivier's
and will squeeze the oil out
when it pays
and spend the amber weathered days
looking out for Cromwells
whose time delays
the prayer that pushes churchbells
into rings producing ground swells
in saffron scented waves
though sometimes the church smells
of incense and decay
I bowed inside one
sometimes even argonauts
pray to feel more priestly
and survive the battle
with their wounds
though dressed in bandages
straight on through the narrows
the ship is clipped and listing
the demons taunting the captain's mind
are the only things not drifting
he once dreamt of warships,
of heroic deeds and thoughts
of being commander of mores
though in fairness the days
were never his
his vision has turned to barnacles
and rust, and speckled by the scarlet milk
coughed up by wonded sparrows
but that's life at sea
there's too much dust
to blow off or avoid
to the life that slips
beneath the waves
and chokes on fate's equality
for fear of ladling hope
into the wrong bowl
I crushed it with a stone instead
the harvest that had gone
into the soup along with
sweat and brine
once swayed the tomb stones of the dead
once I carved a valentine
from the disparate portions of
my unloved flesh
the wound is still fresh
so a cotton ball I've wed
the fate of the nose
between the ball and the seal
is down to how slippery his chances feel
all wounds heal in time, give it a chance!
what do we have to lose?
COPYRIGHT SANANDA MAITREYA - MILANO MARCH 11TH 2004
ALL RIGHT RESERVED