Sunday, May 8, 2022

Small & Simple

Pared down decor in the entryway.

In the process of down - sizing and de - cluttering,
I keep coming back to a couple lines of poetry.
You can click on the titles to read these two long poems
in their entirety (well worth it), or you can keep it simple
and just memorize the following pertinent passages:

This one from Jim Moore's recent poem
"How to Come Out of Lockdown":

"Nothing in this new life
is asked of me except to remember how small I am.

And this one from Lee Perron's
time - honored "Nose Poem":

"we make lovely worlds more and more lovely
and then we see they are better simple
and then we make them simple


A few more small things for further perusal:

1. the "small rain"

2. the "still small voice"

3. "Our life is frittered away by detail.
Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!
I say, let your affairs be as two or three,
and not a hundred or a thousand;
instead of a million count half a dozen,
and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail.
. . . Simplify, simplify." ~ Thoreau

4. Sing ~ Something ~ Simple

5. Light as Feather & Death Cleanse

6. And of course Marni & Marie

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