What Poetry Means

 

Globular Star Cluster: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Virginia

Globular Star Cluster: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UVA

“What does your poetry mean?” asks another well-meaning reader. I stumble for a response, consider how much to say, how any answer misleads.

Mine is a poetry of breath and pulse, of blood and bone in a spiral with presence. In return, I may ask, “What does your body mean? What does a symphony mean? When we peer into the night, what meaning is there in the countless stars?”

My answer will fall short because Continue reading

Enlightenment

I continue to flip through Reginald Ray’s Touching Enlightenment: Finding Realization in the Body after completing it several weeks ago.

Ray is a Tibetan practitioner in the lineage of Chogyman Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of Naropa University. His book on the connection between somatic awareness Continue reading