Friday, April 2, 2010
Tree Memory by Marion and Tao Chapter 11
(inspired by Tao Chapter 11)
The absence of my
old Oak tree
is as strong
as the tree was.
In my memory the
tree still stands.
I sit in its
shade on the
stump where it
no longer is,
Tao Te Ching - Lao Tzu - Chapter 11
Thirty spokes share the wheel's hub;
It is the center hole that makes it useful.
Shape clay into a vessel;
It is the space within that makes it useful.
Cut doors and windows for a room;
It is the holes which make it useful.
Therefore profit comes from what is there;
Usefulness from what is not there.
"A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen." ~Edward de Bono
The leaves of memory seemed to make
A mournful rustling in the dark.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
One need not be a chamber to be haunted;
One need not be a house;
The brain has corridors surpassing
~Emily Dickinson, "Time and Eternity"