Poetry

Christmas Poem For Japanese ESL Student(s)

Posted by on December 6, 2013 at 5:45 pm

I have a friend who teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) in Japan. She gets her classes to do a Christmas Card exchange each year- this was my message to my assigned student this year. Enjoy! ================================================ Happy Christmas to you! Santa Claus has a special meaning to kids in the usa. Does he […]

The Nature of Love

Posted by on April 7, 2012 at 8:46 pm

love is infinite, the human capacity to understand this, however, does have limits. Only by letting go of the attachment to the ‘object’ of the love and diving deeply into the love itself, can one hope to come out the other side with a brief glimpse at that infinity…

Free

Posted by on February 28, 2010 at 10:10 pm

I am never what you think me to be. I am never what your prejudgments about me are. I simply AM. Forever free of the euclidean prison of your preconceived notions and confining labels. Let go of controlling me. focus instead on controlling your own thoughts. Happiness and freedom will follow. © Copyright 2010 Philip […]

Reflection

Posted by on December 31, 2009 at 1:11 pm

Looking back upon the past decade, I wonder- for better or worse the lives I’ve touched the friends both made and lost… a life unexamined yet painfully scrutinized joy happiness pain sadness The balance that once kept me going disappearing gone Climbing back up on that horse waiting for another ride.

Loneliness

Posted by on November 9, 2009 at 6:55 am

Don’t surrender your loneliness So quickly. Let it cut more deeply. Let it ferment and season you As few human Or even divine ingredients can. -Hafez, poet (1315-1390)