I’m proud of the scars in my soul. They remind me that I have an intense life.Paulo Coelho
I’m Ben, born and raised in Michigan and currently in Cape Town. I like line, haiku and free-verse poems in the eclectic styles of Basho, Bukowski, Neruda, Walker and Whitman (to name a few favorites). I aspire to publication and smile with every note of encouragement. Thanks for asking!
Ceres, South Africa
The present generation which has grown up in a new open spiritual ocean, which it has got used to and has learned to swim for itself, will never know what it was to find the lights all drifting, the compasses all awry, and nothing left to steer by but the stars.J. A. Froude
This is thy hour, O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,Walt Whitman, Clear Midnight (via camilla-macauley)
Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou lovest best.
Night, sleep, death and the stars.
Those who put their stamp on things may see it in their own histories and hopes. But a bush is a bush; it doesn’t become what people think they inject into it. We know who lived in these mountains when the Europeans were still shivering in their own country. What they think of the veld and its flowers is of no interest to me.Zoë Wicomb, You Can’t Get Lost in Cape Town
We shall meet in a place where there is no darkness.George Orwell, 1984
Adam has hold of my heart.
"Poems are rough notations for the music we are." - Rumi Subscribe via RSS.