Inside this new love, die.

Your way begins on the other side.

Become the sky.

Take an axe to the prison wall.


Walk out like someone suddenly
born into color.

Do it now.

You're covered with thick cloud.

Slide out the side.
and be quiet.
Quietness is the surest sign
that you've died.

Your old life was a frantic running
from silence.

The speechless full moon
comes out now.



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I swear that is so beautiful and i understand it!
-- Laurie, 9/2/08



It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. ~Edmund Hillary

dlb, Katahdin, 2008


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"We all think we are keeping our secrets, when often the truth is that our secrets are keeping us."


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Dragonfly's magic shows us to see through life's illusions and find our true vision.

"dragonfly drumstick"  dlb


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I don't love you as if you were the salt-rose, topaz
or arrow of carnations that propagate fire:
I love you as certain dark things are loved,
secretly, between the shadow and the soul.
I love you as the plant that doesn't bloom and carries
hidden within itself the light of those flowers,
and thanks to your love, darkly in my body
lives the dense fragrance that rises from the earth.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where,
I love you simply, without problems or pride:
I love you in this way because I don't know any other way of loving

but this, in which there is no I or you,
so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand,
so intimate that when I fall asleep it is your eyes that close.
Pablo Neruda


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