To Ease the Passing of Time


“I do not write for a select minority, which means nothing to me, nor for that adulated platonic entity known as ‘The Masses’. Both abstractions, so dear to the demagogue, I disbelieve in. I write for myself and for my friends, and I write to ease the passing of time.”
— Jorge Luis Borges


To ease the passing of time I write and create art. Oh time will pass easily enough, perhaps too much so and there are so many moments where I have so little to show for it. I create to at least have my footprints in the sand. To show where I’ve been if only to see it all wash away. Thus I understand why graffiti artists tag seeking if not recognition acknowledgement of existence. Oh there are other reasons as well tho perhaps they are less honest.
Blessings, G


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Sometimes Random Patterns Take on LifeSometimes Random Patterns Take on Life by G A Rosenberg


Heartbreak Ends With TimeHeartbreak Ends With Time by G A Rosenberg


Consuming Fire


“It is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.”
— Jorge Luis Borges


To be consumed by my own nature
and to design my own fête
A complicated game
made more complex
by inner fire burning
and the hues therein
Still I play on
making my moves with abandon
I work towards the endgame
while forgetting it exists
A king will be tipped
and the movement waylaid
but who’s hand shall do the tipping?
Still there is grace
while the queen is in play
I study my changing reflection
and it is now my move.
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G

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Through Gateway to Woodland GlenThrough Gateway to Woodland Glen by G A Rosenberg


Another TowerAnother Tower by G A Rosenberg


Method Acting Myself


“The roots of language are irrational and of a magical nature.”
— Jorge Luis Borges


“Determined will is the beginning of all magical operations. It is because men do not perfectly imagine and believe the result, that the (occult) arts are so uncertain, while they might be perfectly certain.”
— Paracelsus


According to wikipedia, “In the dramatic arts, method acting is a group of techniques actors use to create in themselves the thoughts and feelings of their characters, so as to develop lifelike performances.” Yet how often in life do we act as our true selves? Too often it seems that we spend so much time worrying about the effect of our words and actions that they become more of an expression of how we wish to be perceived and not who we are. Even that tends to change depending on whom our perceived audience maybe.
I would play my true being and self consistently in all the moments of my life. Even more I would play the person I wish to be, unfettered by the expectations of others or the emotional dross and baggage that make up so much of my actions and reactions, Perhaps by adopting the form of my true self I could become my idealized self and thus become the stage for future becomings.
Blessings, G


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Howling at the NightHowling at the Night by G A Rosenberg


43-SabnockSebnock (#43 in Goetia series) by G A Rosenberg


Mirrored Thoughts — Some Perspective Doggerel


“I saw all the mirrors on earth and none of them reflected me.”
— Jorge Luis Borges


I reflect on my reflection
and realize no connection
to that pasty pale complexion
that I see
I remember me as younger
and my body lean with hunger
yet the belly hanging under
won’t agree
Still the years have been much kinder
then I deserve, its a reminder
of the truth I’ve been a finder
and I seek
yet the body has a balance
mind and spirit more a challenge
that I chose, that was my talent
I won’t weep
I’ll put it all together
make my whole self much better
to this challenge that I’ll weather
I will leap
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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Caught Up in the Dream WebCaught up in the Dream Web by G A Rosenberg


Echoes of Baba YagaEchoes of Baba Yaga by G A Rosenberg


Intertwining Unrealities


“… the world is a fabrication of the will. Art—always—requires visible unrealities … Let us admit what all idealists admit: the hallucinatory nature of the world. Let us do what few idealists have done: seek unrealities which confirm that nature.”
— ~ Jorge Luis Borges


Realities intersecting in hallucinatory ways
stories conflict as bubble truths touch
The truth lies in the crossroads
yet the trickster god holds sway there.
His sleight of hand confusing those
who wish to learn and
adding certainty to those who don’t
Artists fantasies intertwine between the two
interweaving different sets of facts
Sacred angels partying with bearded horned ladies
as dwarves and griffins dance
in technicolour
as the skeptical unicorn stares at bankers’ lusts.


Blessings, G


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Deeply Rooted and CentredDeeply Rooted and Centred by G A Rosenberg


And Then A Face AppearedAnd Then a Face Appeared by G A Rosenberg