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See rightly

Posted in The Deep with tags , , , , , , , , on November 9, 2017 by Mj Rains

It is only with the heart

that one can see rightly;

what is essential

is invisible to the eye.

>Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Ambition Bird

Posted in Poetry at large with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2014 by Mj Rains

The Ambition Bird

by Anne Sexton

So it has come to this–
insomnia at 3:15 A.M.,
the clock tolling its engine

like a frog following
a sundial yet having an electric
seizure at the quarter hour.

The business of words keeps me awake.
I am drinking cocoa,
that warm brown mama.

I would like a simple life
yet all night I am laying
poems away in a long box.

It is my immortality box,
my lay-away plan,
my coffin.

All night dark wings
flopping in my heart.
Each an ambition bird.

The bird wants to be dropped
from a high place like Tallahatchie Bridge.

He wants to light a kitchen match
and immolate himself.

He wants to fly into the hand of Michelangelo
and come out painted on a ceiling.

He wants to pierce the hornet’s nest
and come out with a long godhead.

He wants to take bread and wine
and bring forth a man happily floating in the Caribbean.

He wants to be pressed out like a key
so he can unlock the Magi.

He wants to take leave among strangers
passing out bits of his heart like hors d’oeuvres.

He wants to die changing his clothes
and bolt for the sun like a diamond.

He wants, I want.
Dear God, wouldn’t it be
good enough to just drink cocoa?

I must get a new bird
and a new immortality box.
There is folly enough inside this one.

In such guise come…

Posted in Poetry at large with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2014 by Mj Rains


In such guise come even again and set me

free from doubt and sorrow;  accomplish all those

things my heart desires to be done; appear and

stand at my shoulder.

~Sappho of Lesbos~
630 B.C.

Love Luv

What, then, is life…

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 6, 2014 by Mj Rains


What, then, is life if love the golden is gone? What is pleasure?


Better to die when the thought of these is lost from my heart…
{Mimnermus of Colophon}


Artist link: Nondani

Room for white…

Posted in Design with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2014 by Mj Rains

chic-white-french-living-room with gold


Wit white and gold


room for white


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