Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The effect, caused,
yields a fact, which,
seen, is thought.

The affect, as is its wont,
yields to an act, which,
when done, is felt.

In this sense, the fact
is the cause of thought.
Thus motivated, the act
is the habit of feeling.

Concepts thwart causes
and let us think again.
Emotions break habits
and let us feel once more.

Emotions articulate
the habit and the affect, as
concepts articulate
the cause and the effect.

Images cut at the joints
between the fact and the act:
emotions push them through;
concepts hold them close.

We take what we're given—
the morality of what is done,
the etiology of what is seen—
and make our way forward.

Friday, December 27, 2019

A philosophy of intuition.

A poetry of institution.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Power limits knowledge,
sometimes a healthy discipline.

Knowledge releases power,
which is often how we learn.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Find wisdom
without losing compassion.

Find love
without losing your mind.

Some seek
to discover truth
and find themselves
exposing lies.

Honest ignorance
to the side,
there are coverups
and fabrications.

Some things, made,
are unmade just by
looking. Others
must be dismantled.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

We seek truth
and gain knowledge.

We seek justice
and seize power.

Put into words

what you have seen
what you have done

what you think
what you feel.

Make a picture

of the facts
of your acts

the concept
the emotion.

Use your imagination.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Forgive your parents as you would have your children forgive you.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Some understand
the statement
but refuse to obey
the command.

Some obey
the command
but fail to understand
the statement.

Friday, December 13, 2019

To understand but
not forgive

is like

obeying and
not partaking.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Believe, conscious
of your desires.

Desire, in possession
of your beliefs.

Monday, December 09, 2019

Love is as much about power
as wisdom is about knowledge.

And as little.

Sunday, December 08, 2019

Friday, December 06, 2019

Scholars compose themselves after the fact.
Leaders compose themselves before the act.