Tag Archives: Impermanence

writing on stone with water

writing on stone with water is an exercise of impermanence– what is true and brought out dissipates. what is written by water on stone whether shaped with force or tenderness unbecomes as fast as it becomes; that first letter vanishes as … Continue reading

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(im)permanence: what i learned in elementary school

there was always sun & the rhythm of seasons in shortening & lengthening light falling & rising temperature patterns set as days, the stubborn optimism of each sunrise; the slow showy fade into twilight at its setting.  the insistence of spring … Continue reading

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water cursive

my children write cursive on stone with stick pens and creek water ink I write something less permanent than this the scribed love song of a cicada 17 years underground tasting tree roots and silently digging climbs from mud and … Continue reading

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