First in a series on the poetics of mindfulness. This one is inspired by the art of Ho Chee Lick.
I wrote this poem about the transcendental joy of creating art – and meaning – from handmade paint:
The poem opens in Paradise, a reference to the Garden of Eden. Love – the fruit of the Tree of Life – meets Death – lurking beneath the Tree of Knowledge, who forces Love to leave (as it is a Post-Lapsarian world – a world after the Fall). Love reluctantly lets Death have his moment,… Continue reading Tennyson’s “Love and Death”
In 1996, I posted this poem to a website. The World Wide Web was very young back then. A quarter of a century later, it is still there! And here is a painting of mine which I feel reflects the mystery of the poem: