Pema Chodron

The only reason we don’t open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don’t feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else’s eyes. ” … [Read more…]

The Torch Singer

    Artist: John Prine Album: Diamonds in the Rough Year: 1972 C The night club was burning D G From the torch singer’s song C G D And the sweat was flooding her eyes G The catwalk squeaked C G Neath the bartender’s feet G D G And the smoke was too heavy to … [Read more…]

How Lucky

Capo 4th fret – Intro is the same chords as verse C F Today I walked down the street I use to wander C G Yeah, shook my head and made myself a bet C F There was all these things that I don’t think I remember C G C Hey, How lucky can one … [Read more…]

One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII

I don’t love you as if you were a rose of salt, topaz, or arrow of carnations that propagate fire: I love you as one loves certain obscure things, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.I love you as the plant that doesn’t bloom but carries the light of those flowers, hidden, within itself, and … [Read more…]

The Hearts by Robert Pinsky

The legendary muscle that wants and grieves, The organ of attachment, the pump of thrills And troubles, clinging in stubborn colonies Like pulpy shore-life battened on a jetty. Slashed by the little deaths of sleep and pleasure, They swell in the nurturing spasms of the waves, Sucking to cling; and even in death itself— Baked, … [Read more…]

Clowne

A rash phase unearthed unchained amazed. Can’t take away the faith in the few. there will always be a nothingness. Never being full is what is best to expect. Want what will be and you can have anything as long as you don’t care what it is. Show biz kids and Colwne Towne freaks No … [Read more…]