Friday, June 30, 2006


In reading the wonderful blog of Theresa Williams {} I am once again challenged to think of creativity, love and muses. I`d like to present some thoughts from three of my favorite writers:

1. From Goethe;

A Plan the Muses entertain`d

Methodically to impart

To Psyche the poetic art;
Prosaic-pure her soul remain`d.
No wondrous sounds escaped her lyre

E`en in the fairest Summer night;
But Amor came with glance of fire,--

The lesson soon was learn`d aright.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

2. From Theresa Williams;

Another take on the creative experience has been offered by Theresa Williams in her interview in the BGSU Monitor:

In her poetry, Williams says, “I look for a core that reveals the terrible beauty of things, and I want to slay the reader with that beauty. When I say ‘terrible beauty,’ I mean a force like the Ohio River, which can be placid and lovely, but which can also sweep you away and tear down your house. Another way of saying this is that I am searching for a way to express an experience of the sublime, which doesn't just mean beauty but also fear and awe.”

3. From Rollo May;

The sexual metaphor indeed expresses the importance of encounter. In sexual intercourse the two persons encounter each other; they withdraw partially to unite with each other again, experiencing every nuance of knowing, not knowing, in order to know each other again. The man becomes united with the woman and the woman with the man, and the partial withdrawal can be seen as the expedient by which both have the ecstatic experience of being filled again. Each is active and passive in his and her own way. It is a demonstration that the process of knowing is what is important; if the male simply rests within the woman, nothing will happen beyond the prolonging of the wonder of the intimacy. It is the continuous experiencing of encounter and re-encounter that is the significant happening from the viewpoint of ultimate creativity. Sexual intercourse is the ultimate intimacy of two beings in the fullest and richest encounter possible. It is highly significant that this is the experience that is also the highest form of creativity in the respect that it can produce a new being.


Thursday, June 22, 2006

My Thanks

Hi everyone. I just wanted to post a short note to let those who were concerned that I`m pretty much recovered from a bout with pneumonia. I haven`t done much visiting or posting in the past few weeks obviously.

I would especially like to thank those who took the time to leave a word or two at TGITBA and to those who emailed me their love and support. It`s nice to have friends. LOL.


Saturday, June 10, 2006


The furies of the Gods
attend to mortals,
to keep us in our place.
Oh, The stories they tell !

Of mother Rhea
hiding her youngest son
in Mount Dicte`s caves,
defying Cronus the Titan.

Zeus, full-grown,
rescues Poseidon and Hades
from his father`s vomitus
with Hestia, Demeter and Hera.

The Titans fall before
their children;
father vanquished
imprisoned in Tartarus.

Spoils shared by brothers;
Hades the Underworld,
Poseidon the Sea,
Zeus the Sky and Earth.

The story continued in Genesis
as the God of Earth and Sky
Creates his children,
Yet dares them to defy
His dicta.

Adam and Eve,
striving for immortality,
oppose His will,
thus freeing theirs.

But oh, the price of
in the presence
of their mortality;
only half Gods,
the abyss immutably

Yet among them,
the fearless,
from Lascoux to
The Artists who draw
from their Creations
and thus become

V  c 2006


Weep, maiden, weep here o`er the tomb of love;

He died of nothing--by mere chance was slain.
But is he really dead?--oh, that I cannot prove:

A nothing, a mere chance, oft gives him life again.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sunday, June 04, 2006

My Son Is Building His Ultimate Computer Today!; Here`s The Specs For Puter Freaks

Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum/Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
FSP Group (Fortron Source) FX700-GLN ATX12V/ EPS12V 700W All-In-One Power Supply 115/230 V CSA,IEC,UL,CE,TUV
ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce SPP 100 ATX AMD Motherboard (full x16 SLI)
AMD Athlon 64 FX60 Toledo 2000MHz HT 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor
ZALMAN CNPS9500 LED 92mm 2 Ball Blue LED Light Cooling Fan with Heatsink
CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 433 (PC 3500) Dual Channel Kit System Memory
2 Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
2 BFG Geforce 7900 GTX OC 512MB GDDR3/PCI-E/VIVO/Dual-DVI-DL
 Microsoft Windows XP Professional With SP2 (32bit)


It`s been nearly two weeks since I`ve posted in either this blog or my book. I`ve also just completed my appointed rounds to other blogs for the first time in awhile. Talk about losing a Muse!

I figure maybe I should just stumble on here, see if there are any juices at the bottom of the jar. I think Ed`s story took a lot out of me, 8000 words in about a week to ten days. Ah, but I loved the drivenness of it!

I could sense depression trying to rear its ugly head at its ending, could sense self deprecating thoughts about my work. Man, to me, the starting to write is such hard work. The obstacle course to get to the typing [or, for a poem, the writing]. I wish I had the discipline that I see so often displayed in the wonderful blogs that I have the pleasure to read. There`s a whole group out there that continually give me pause.

Oh, and then I got sick, a cold and stuff, better than depression though! Ramblin` on, ………… [geez, got stuck, nothin` to say]…….I think I`ve been delving a bit too deeply lately; on death, depression, dreams [see Jod[i], all D`s! Serendipity!]

I think of the sadness in Ed`s death and the sadness visiting so many homes across our nation. Iraq is truly this generation`s Vietnam. The deaths, the mutilations…for what? I believe there is only one thing stopping our youth from the same kind of protesting that was so prevalent to my generation, to the senselessness.

The lack of a draft allows this generation to emotionally distance themselves. They feel no threat to themselves, don`t think about the horrors. The pain of this war is not shared by the body of America, only the families of volunteers and reservists called to active duty. I believe the institution of a national draft would bring an end to this folly. Course, Washington knows this too. Ergo, no draft. Too much money to be made, too many Halliburtons.