Archive for September 2008:

Lofty Skylight

Akin to a mirrored globe aglow
Throwing gobs of light in disco


A skylight filtering light inside
Shadow etchings kaleidoscopic wide


Intricate bright and dark patterns
Throwing relief in stark caverns


Utilitarian sparse towering open squares
Gain a personality with such light wares


A meteoric shower like a firecracker burst
Architect’s beam assuages his creative urge


Segregation, barriers figure not in disbursal
It spreads hope to all n everything, universal

A unifying force is this high floodlight verily
Taking from ignorance to knowledge merrily

Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space. It does not seek anything in return;
it asks not whether you are friend or foe. It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished. ~Michael Strassfeld

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. ~Chinese Proverb

There are two kinds of light – the glow that illumines,
and the glare that obscures. ~James Thurber

You can’t have a light without a dark to stick it in. ~Arlo Guthrie

There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle
or the mirror that reflects it. ~Edith Wharton

The hero is the one who kindles a great light in the world,
who sets up blazing torches in the dark
streets of life for men to see by. The saint is the man
who walks through the dark paths of the world,
himself a light. ~Felix Adler


Wherever you go, no matter what the weather,
always bring your own sunshine. ~Anthony J. D’Angelo


Rearing its head, attacking
Light dragon, swallows night
Whole, uncurling stretching
Sun’s chariot is heralded
Gold rays streamers, countless
On their march, inexorably
Glide in their stride, gilding

Despairing blooms droopy
Sleepy faces yawning, gloomy
Brighten with onset of light
Forgetting hardships’ sharp bite
Sins and sinners all cloaked
By night, suddenly exposed
Pushed into glaring limelight


Day follows night with no ifs n buts
Invisibles become visible stunning
Light’s deft sleight of hand and lo presto
Magic is sprinkled in most unlikely spaces
Artificial or natural, light creates wonder
In tiny innocent unknowing eyes, enthralled
By treasures hereto hidden in darkness of night


Light and shadow are two faces of same entity
Tied to one another like music is to lyrics, ditty
Like fact and fiction are tied to same occurrence
Perceptions are different for extroverts, introverts
Day and Night are same person’s split personalities
One has to die to give life to the other, unconditionally




The light shines in the darkness and the darkness comprehended it not.-Bible ,Sacred Scriptures of Christians and Judaism


Beautiful light is born of darkness, so the faith that springs from conflict is often the strongest and the best.-R. Turnbull


I keep the subject of my inquiry constantly before me, and wait till the first dawning opens gradually,
by little and little, into a full and clear light.- Sir Isaac Newton,1642-1727, British Scientist, Mathematician


It’s not necessary to blow out your neighbor’s light to let your own shine.-M. R. Dehaan

The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us. Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.
Henry David Thoreau
1817-1862, American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist

Sometimes it takes darkness for us to find the light.–Ben Lucian Nosferatu


Light is the symbol of truth.- James Russell Lowell 1819-1891, American Poet, Critic, Editor

If I could define enlightenment briefly I would say it is ”the quiet acceptance of what is.”
Wayne Dyer 1940-, American Psychotherapist, Author, Lecturer


As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
Carl Jung 1875-1961, Swiss Psychiatrist

In this world, which is so plainly the antechamber of another, there are no happy men. The true division of humanity is between those who live in light and those who live in darkness. Our aim must be to diminish the number of the latter and increase the number of the former. That is why we demand education and knowledge.
Victor Hugo
1802-1885, French Poet, Dramatist, Novelist


Creating a stir
Piercing stillness
Rising desires
Rearing ambitions
Planned action
Timely execution
Reaching target
Fan switched off
Mission aborted

Oppressive heat
Sweaty stillness
Deadly listlessness
Circling vultures
Parched throats
Hopeful red eyes
Small prayers hold hands
Clouds empty bladder
Sirocco fans relief

Closed spaces
Sterile angular
Vacuum vapid
Antiseptic impersonal
Lifeless, no character
Splashes of color dabs
Spaces sparkle liveliness
Dangling sun catchers
Twirled  by whirring fan

All strong emotions fan the flames of creation”
  Bill Jay quotes

“The rain water enlivens all living beings of the earth both movable (insects, animals, humans, etc.)
 and immovable (plants, trees, etc.), and then returns to the ocean it value multiplied a million fold.”
  Chanakya quotes (Indian Politician, strategist and Writer, 350 BC-275 BC)
“Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast, Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round, And,
 while the bubbling and loud hissing urn Throws up a steamy column and the cups That cheer
but not inebriate, wait on each, So let us welcome peaceful ev”
  William Cowper quotes

 The glass speaks to the vitality of the living spaces along the street and really enlivens them.
 At night, it will have a beacon effect at a very large intersection that is somewhat vacuous right now.”
  Michael Bongiorno quotes


Velvety smooth spread
Sensuous languorous
Stretching lazily
Inky dark night
Overpowers day!!

Senses enhanced
Breeze whispering
Sunflowers dancing
Streams rippling
Sightless heeding eyes!!

Robust body
Strong limbs
Beefy bullies
Nullified by
Paraplegic, agile mind!!!

Tsunamis fear
Hurricane jeer
Drought blight
Famine strife
Still fearless seeds crack earth!!!

Light and shadow
Play hide and seek
Life rejuvenates
Fate decimates
Embrace black with grace!!!

I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm. – Franklin D. Roosevelt American, President Quotes

A good fortune may forbode a bad luck, which may in turn disguise a good fortune.
Chinese Proverbs

Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate… but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins.- Franz Kafka Austrian, Poet Quotes

Fate, is an excuse for why we end up where we do! Our ‘Actions’ predetermine our Destiny, our ‘Reactions’ seal that fate!  -Carl Stoynoff poet/philosopher

I would not fear nor wish my fate, but boldly say each night, to-morrow let my sun his beams display, or in clouds hide them; I have lived today.
Abraham Crowley  Author Nationalities, Historian Quotes

 The best of men cannot suspend their fate: The good die early, and the bad die late.
Daniel Defoe  English, Journalist Quotes

Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate.
Sun Tzu  Chinese, Philosopher Quotes

Any fool can have bad luck; the art consists in knowing how to exploit it.
Frank Wedekind German, Playwright Quotes

All of us have bad luck and good luck. The man who persists through the bad luck — who keeps right on going — is the man who is there when the good luck comes — and is ready to receive it.- Robert Collier American Writer Publisher

Romancing the WORD

Tantalizing, teasing

Spoken written
Sacred, sacrosanct
Papyrus to paper
Tangible virtual
Powerful, silent,
Gestured by
Eyes, head
Torso, hands
Magic word
Saint, sinner
Beginning, end
Rent, bend
Sear, smear
Jest, jeer
Leer, peer
Give, take
Circle, veer
In the end
Has the

I romance with words
They rumba in my head
Jealous spouse
Hide my lover word
 In eyelids, beckoning
Loving them always
Till death do us part 

For in every particular of the Word there is an internal sense which treats of things spiritual and heavenly, not of things natural and worldly, such as are treated of in the sense of the letter.
Emanuel Swedenborg  Swedish, Scientist Quotes


Poetry is not only a set of words which are chosen to relate to each other; it is something which goes much further than that to provide a glimpse of our vision of the world.
Tahar Ben Jelloun French, Poet Quotes


The stitch of a book is its words.
Rumer Godden  English, Novelist Quotes


Meaning is what essence becomes when it is divorced from the object of reference and wedded to the word.
Willard Van Orman Quine  Author Nationalities, Actor Quotes


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