cover of book, stray birds R.Tagore (1916)
CHAPTER ONE - Rabindranath Tagore
WEEK FIVE. conversation by clair and jesse
5The mighty desert is burning for the love of a blade of grass who shakes her head and laughs and flies away. Tagore
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very mighty indeed and without a blade of grass. blades of grass are not natural dessert company. not enough water and too hot for their bodies who, if there in the dessert, would dry up and become dust themselves...
do desserts really pine for blades of grass?
deserts are deserts they know who they are. i think there are a few romantic ones who like leonard cohen records but, like len him self, after the first eons of lonliness perhaps they can be self reconcilled. also the desert is a monster. they eating all the grass up. what they really need is some trees.
hee hee :)
trees grow from grass so theres no chance of that .)
how does lonliness get reconciled? i dont think leonard cohen reconcilled it through more lonliness... not for long anyway!
anyway, can lonliness become company?
what trees grow from grass? anyway i think loneliness can be reconcilled because lonliness is being disatisfied with oneself in the end. but how long can we live like that? we finally must welcome ourselves into the world, make the introduction both ways and hope we stay friends for as long as possible. us deserts are very harmonious and beautiful places.
yes, from each blade of grass one tree can grow. they grow out of its little head and eventually the roots engulf the grass blade which is then looked after by the tree.
indeed, but what i was asking, was not if lonliness can be reconcilled, but, if lonliness can be reconcilled by lonliness itself? ... like i find, when i am bored and then the boredom starts to get extreme then it stops being boredom (intense boredom is more like panic or anziety) and thus bordom gets reconcilled by boredom itself... very good process indeed!
mmm...i dont see many of these qualities in man either...
... and can the sea be deemed to be conscious? and if not, can the sea be expected to be responsible? and if so, responsible to whom or what?
nature is nature...not for or against us.
just its natrual self.
still neither of them are the kind of sentence i had in mind. here's one from rumi, lens favourite:
and the gold of bread made from that wheat.
I have neither. I'm only talking about them,
at stars on a clear night." rumi