Tag: Columbia

I am with the roots of flowers

Sunflower Field Columbia, P.A.
Sunflower Field Columbia, P.A.

“i am with the roots
of flowers
entwined, entombed
sending up my passionate blossoms
as a flight of rockets
and argument;
wine churls my throat,
above me
feet walk upon my brain, monkies fall from the sky
clutching photographs
of the planets,
but i seek only music
and the leisure
of my pain”

Charles Bukowski, The Roominghouse Madrigals: Early Selected Poems

The Empty Bench

Empty Bench facing the Susquehanna River
Empty Bench facing the Susquehanna River

“There’s something very enticing about an empty bench under a tree. And if it’s facing a river, that’s the bench for me.” Joyce Rachelle

We’re All in the Same Boat

The Boat
The Boat

“We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn’t. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.” Charles Bukowski

The Old Man and the Sea

Into the fog
Into the fog

“Fish,” he said, “I love you and respect you very much. But I will kill you dead before this day ends.” Santiago, The Old Man and the Sea

Note: This man is not really old relatively speaking, and the sea is actually the Susquehanna River, but he seemed pretty determined to go fishing in such a dense fog. No guts no fish to gut I guess.

The Shape of Water

Long Level Marina-Wrightsville
Long Level Marina-Wrightsville

“From the very beginning all beings are Buddha. Like water and ice, without water no ice, outside us no Buddhas.” Hakuin Ekaku

Water under the Bridge

Columbia–Wrightsville Bridge
Columbia–Wrightsville Bridge

“So much time to make up everywhere you turn, time we have wasted on the way.

So much water moving underneath the bridge, let the water come and carry us away.” Crosby, Stills & Nash