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


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


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