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Feed The Fish

Posted in Esoteric with tags , , , , on July 26, 2012 by Mj Rains

More animal widgets at

The Fish That Walked by Anne Sexton

Posted in Art, Poetry at large with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2011 by Mj Rains

Up from oysters
and the confused weeds,
out of the tears of God,
the wounding tides,
he came.
He became a hunter of roots
and breathed like a man.
He ruffled through the grasses
and became known to the sky.
I stood close and watched it all.
Beg pardon, he said
but you have skin divers,
you have hooks and nets,
so why shouldn’t I
enter your element for a moment?
Though it is curious here,
usually awkward to walk.
It is without grace.
There is no rhythm
in this country of dirt.

And I said to him:
From some country
that I have misplaced
I can recall a few things…
but the light of the kitchen
gets in the way.
Yet there was a dance
when I kneaded the bread
there was a song my mother
used to sing…
And the salt of God’s belly
where I floated in a cup of darkness.
I long for your country, fish.

The fish replied:
You must be a poet,
a lady of evil luck
desiring to be what you are not,
longing to be
what you can only visit.

Click art images for links for these wonderful artist.
Fish Magic Paul Klee reproduction can be found at

Original poem by Anne Sexton

They call it the blues…

Posted in Esoteric with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2011 by Mj Rains

…Blue bell trunicates….I had no idea what they were until the words popped up on google search…

Jessica Alba in blue.

Botswana blue natural fiber carpet from Indi-B.

Love this ad.

Got to have it.

Blue Domed Church – Greece by Petr Svarc

Blue Fighting Fish by fishybobo

Who needs a drink?

And just a little note of spring…in blueness. Frozen Flowers via Frozen Stardust.

On Gambling by Rumi

Posted in Esoteric with tags , , , , , , , on June 6, 2009 by Mj Rains



To a frog that’s never left his pond the ocean seems like a gamble.    Look what he’s giving up:  security, mastery of his world, recognition!    The ocean frog just shakes his head.   “I can’t really explain what it’s like where I live, but someday I’ll take you there.”


If you want what visible reality

can give, you’re an employee.

If you want the unseen world,

you’re not living your truth.

Both wishes are foolish,

but you’ll be forgiven for forgetting

that what you really want is

love’s confusing joy.


Gamble everything for love,

if you’re a true human being.

If not, leave

this gathering.

Half-heartedness doesn’t reach

into majesty.   You set out

to find God, but then you keep

stopping for long periods

at mean-spirited roadhouses.


In a boat down a fast-running creek,

it feels like trees on the bank

are rushing by.  What seems

to be changing around us

is rather the speed of our craft

leaving this world.


From: The Three Fish        by Rumi

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