Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Brutal honesty with oneself,
common decency towards others.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Monday, January 30, 2023

Causes are reasons
things happen.

Morals are passions
people serve.

Without us,
the causal universe
could not imagine
the moral universe
within us.

Saturday, January 28, 2023

War is a market.

Truth is the sense
that our words can sustain
in the face of experience.

Justice is the sustainability
of our motives.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

The philosopher exists
to take perception
back to being
in language,
becoming the pith
of action, giving
inspiration to the poet.

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Everyone's romance just got a little harder.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

On the Bad Quarto

Our passions would be general.

May our reasons be specific.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Do not seek wisdom. Just reflect on the wisdom you have. Everything is an epiphany. There is no fact to uncover, no scam to get wise to. Everybody knows what you're looking for.

Do not seek love...

Monday, January 16, 2023

Speech is one of the least dangerous things you can do with your ideas. Writing is utterly harmless.

The goal of thinking is to stop thinking.
And begin to see.

The goal of feeling is to stop feeling.
And do something.

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Philosophy seeks
precision in stillness:
clarity. Wisdom.

Poetry seeks
precision in movement:
intensity. Love.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Thursday, January 05, 2023

Persist. The future
will present itself
              as the past
of least resistance.

Monday, December 19, 2022

Philosophy makes you think better.
It makes your doubts stronger,
your convictions weaker,
your ecstacy precise.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

I wanted to be an artist.
But we seemed to have enough of them.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Poetry makes you feel better.
It makes your pain sharper,
your joy brighter,
your suffering precise.

Modern Living

Must we suffer?
No. But we should.

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Love is the movement
of the heart
through which we
become ourselves.

Wisdom is the stillness
of the mind,
where everything
is what it is.

Our poems bring precision
to the motion
of the heart — intensity.

Philosophy brings precision
to the calm
of the mind — a clarity.

When the tension of the string
in the lyre,

when the sharpness of the light
              in the lamp,

is tuned
              and focused,

I am alone.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Always remember that melancholy is caused by a humor.
E.g.:

"True happiness is an illusion. Fortunately, most happiness is fake."