Monday, February 21, 2011

Full


So many pictures
       of the moon



                                               in my lap

              the family album




Library Notes: Four more titles cataloged: Doctor Zhivago; War and Peace;
Dead Souls; Letters from the Earth.

Update:
“Full” added to Poems, Slightly Used.

9 comments:

Aleksandra said...

trouble leaving comments...

Aleksandra said...

this is 3d time grrrrrr....
now you are making me angry.....
stupid blogger,stupid facebook....
I said in my previous comments ....
beauty on your lap..
saw an documentary about Armenia last night,so many similarities so many familiar moments....
Luna is beautiful in all of her faces....and this is not a code language,it is just poetry....
lets see,will you swallow this one too?

William Michaelian said...

Like the moon, here are your words in all their glory... although sometimes blogger hides them in her branches....

erin said...

and each unique.

reminds me of a poem andreas just posted at fool's zazen, I have my heart. (you were so kind to me to share how to link and i've been lazy and not learned it yet. sorry.)

simply beautiful. an orb of truth and story written all around in the black sky, with light.

xo
erin

William Michaelian said...

And each one there, there’s one thing shared: they have sweated beneath the same sun, looked up in wonder at the same moon, and wept when it was all done, for being done to soon.

Neil Diamond

(His name is clickable!)

rahina q.h. said...

beautiful words to describe beautiful people.
response to the previous post: the process is never done, like a painting, no matter which direction you go (to put further layers on it or to wipe bits out), it is never finished completed masterpiece. to say it is, is to say that there is nothing more to develop... that is always an untruth.

William Michaelian said...

Thanks, Rahina, and thanks for adding to our earlier conversation. I’m not sure, really, about that “always.” I think perfection in art can be and is sometimes achieved, maybe even more often than we’re willing to grant. Or at least I welcome the possibility that this is so. I’m not sure why we so broadly assume that perfection is out of our reach, when everything around us is perfect in its fullness and glory and we are most certainly a part of it. In terms of art, we might be dissatisfied with something we’ve done, but our dissatisfaction doesn’t prove its imperfection. Just feeling my way here.... But it might be as dangerous to teach our children that perfection can’t be reached as it is thought foolish or arrogant to assume it can. And so saying, I hope I haven’t misinterpreted or drifted too far from your original intent.

rahina q.h. said...

i knew you would pick up on the word 'always' (and 'never') and i typed and deleted several times before i had the clarity of thought to say 'yes, i mean this.' i agree with all you say but my point of view possibly comes from my view of the universe and its essence which reminds me how little we really know as we stumble from theory to theory trying to make sense of it all and so there must be so much more to learn. at the same time i am thankful for what i have learnt but do not rest ... am i drifting?

William Michaelian said...

We all are, and I’m glad, and these too were my thoughts since I posted my comment....