wishing you a beastly Halloween

monster mirror - October 31, 2014pm

An appropriate image for Halloween, I think…

…a time when we try to scare ourselves…

…by looking into the mirror.

© 2014, Michael R. Patton
myth steps


new sounds from old echoes

ankh mandala - October 23, 2014pm

Yet another mandala…

This one featuring a well-known symbol from Ancient Egypt: the ankh.

I must admit, I still not completely clear on the meaning of this symbol–though I have done a bit of reading.

Trouble is, even the experts don’t agree on its meaning.

So, as with all symbols, I’m left with this question: what (if anything) does it mean to me?

I’m still working on the answer. I only know the symbol provokes me—though I don’t find it very appealing.

© 2014, Michael R. Patton
dream steps: the blog

meditating on the cover

LS book cover - October 10, 2014pm

Just what we’d expect to see on the cover of a poetry book on meditation…

Yet, it’s no mere cliche: in meditation we go beneath the surface, past the camouflage (the maya) of our mundane world…

And as we open to the depths, we open the flower.

© 2014, Michael R. Patton
listening to silence: poems of meditation