“Intimacy in the Time of a Pandemic. A Poem." -By Addie Kogan
I had yet to contemplate the intimacy of a bus ride with 50 strangers, until now the intimacy of sharing door knobs and restaurant tables and gas pumps and park benches with millions of people I will never meet face to face. Everyday, I take a part of them with me No, let me be more direct- Let me be more… Intimate Every day, I take a part of you with me I breath you deep into my lungs and then I breath you out and someone else breaths you in This is an intimacy, that most of the time, goes unnoticed, until now What a wild ride to be spinning around space with you all! All 7 billion of you, on a planet held in perfect tension between the moon and the sun Gravity! but not too much and not too little Temperature! but not too hot and not too cold (for now) It is this perfect placement, after all, that allows hydrogen and oxygen, which allows water, which allows organisms, which allows amoebas, and fish, and skunks, and p…

Quarantine Day Day 6

“When the earth gave birth to this tree, There came no sound: A green shoot thrust In silence from the ground. Our births don’t come so quiet— Most lives run riot— But the bud opens silently, And flower gives way to fruit. So must we search For the stillness within the tree, The silence within the root.” ― Ruskin Bond, Rain In The Mountains

There has been no storm, no thunder just the steady swish of tropical downpour. It helps one to lie awake; at the same time; it doesn't keep one from sleeping. It Is a good sound to read by - the rain outside, the quiet within - and there is a general feeling of being untouched by, and yet in touch with, the rain.” ― Ruskin Bond, Rain in the Mountains: Notes from the Himalayas

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Put my head in the ground and from it will grow a tree, a fruit who will remind you of me.
Samoan myth of Thun

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START CLOSE IN by David Whyte

START CLOSE IN Start close in don't take  the second step or the third, start with the first thing close in, the step you don't want to take. Start with the ground
you know,
the pale ground
beneath your feet,
your own
way to begin
the conversation. Start with your own
give up on other
people’s questions,
don’t let them
smother something
simple. To hear
another’s voice,
your own voice,
wait until
that voice becomes an
private ear
that can
really listen
to another. Start right now
take a small step
you can call your own
don’t follow
someone else’s
heroics, be humble
and focused,
start close in,
don’t mistake
that other
for your own. Start close in,
don’t take
the second step
or the third,
start with the first
close in,
the step
you don’t want to take. … START CLOSE IN
in River Flow
New & Selected Poems
Many Rivers Press © David Whyte …. This piece was inspired by the first lines of Dante's Comedia written in despair in the midst of exile fro…