blessed feast

blessed easter - April 16, 2017pm

The translation comes from Coleman Barks and can be found in The Essential Rumi–recommended.


crawling to glory!


In this time of high-tech high-speed change…

…we can only grow at the pace of snail mail.

Best wishes for 2017.

Glorious Tedious Transformation: a poetry book



yin yang spin red - September 22, 2014pm

Years ago, while reading Understanding the I Ching by Cyrille Javary, I discovered that our common yin-yang symbol is misleading.

The round circle, with its balance of white and black, is like a snapshot of a continual transformation…

The yin-yang forces are constantly shifting.  A more accurate symbol would show the white moving into the space of the black as the black moves into the space vacated by the white.

© 2014, Michael R. Patton
myth steps

head light…foot light

rainbow bandage - June 16, 2014pm

Some may wonder if the fellow above is gay—after all, he’s wearing the rainbow colors…

In truth, he’s any one of us—perhaps nearly every one of us…

He’s anyone who’s found the healing rainbow after being battered by the storm.

© 2014, Michael R. Patton