Saturday, August 21, 2010

What Is It?

A Visual Poem on Direct Versus Mediated Perception.

Walking in the park, 
 I see 
bright green sticks,
dancing in the dark.

Thinking mind thinks
it knows better,
and whispers,
grass, it's grass.


  1. The leaves are not only "green", they are many colors of green to grey to black as they dance in the shadows.

    This reminds me of my post on how "green" broke up one of my relationships in Japan.

  2. i love this! thanks for posting it.

  3. Thank you Sabio! Non thinking mind only saw the wonder of bright green sticks dancing:) This was a moment, when I saw 'grass' as never before. I have never used psychedelics, but I imagine this is what happens when ordinary mind gets transcended.

  4. Doug, I am happy you enjoyed it. Appreciation is such a gift!