Current Jargon — some silliness


“If you leave the pool you have dug for yourself and go out into the river of life then life has an astonishing way of taking care of you, because then there is no taking care on your part.”
–Jiddu Krishnamurti


Swimming in a river of words
I tend to fill my pool with familiar textures
and phrase, the better to feel at ease
but what if i was to let go
venture outside acceptable parameters
into dark swells of under-utilized expressions
warm touches and feels unknown
I tread and I trust
and let befuddlement steer my passage
strange cadences
in unfamiliar rapture
my existence caught up
by eerie linguistic spectres
yet still i stay afoot
baptized in new jargon
beholden to the weaver of words.
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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Soul CompanionSoul Companion by G A Rosenberg


Gothic EveningGothic Evening by G A Rosenberg


Worlds and Words Compressed


“I think we are worlds compressed into human form.”
— Jeanette Winterson


Stars, worlds and words made flesh
and set into orbit
We are so much more than we believe
and oft so different too
Significant in our potential
more so than in what we present
both to ourselves and others.
To transcend form and function
to free the worlds, nay the stars that we are
is the aim
tho not if we lose sight of why we compressed ourselves here in the first place.
The lessons we came here to learn and the interactions we need to have.
Besides that purpose its all smoke and mirror games
we dream up to keep it interesting.


Funny, I misread Ms. Winterson’s quote originally saying that “we are words compressed into human form” and I rather liked that notion. We are all the word made flesh, the spirit cloaked in matter. We recreate ourselves with words all of the time, accruing stories and carrying them around like the Ancient Mariner and his albatross. Of course we have the freedom to change our stories at any time but not that primal word that we manifest. I tend to believe that that word is our purpose and on some level it is the quest of each of us to find it.


Blessings, G


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Star ChamberStar Chamber by G A Rosenberg


Caught Up in the MachineCaught Up in the Machine by G A Rosenberg

Words As Art


“I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings.” -from the Fox-”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


If I could paint you a picture with words
If I could let you see the sunrise
of my meaning
and realize
it may be different from yours
but our hearts still beat together.
Please don’t take absolute definitions
from what I say
you’d never do that from my painting
merely see interpretation and energy
and that is what I give you
We may never understand each other
if words get in the way
let my heart speak to yours
Hang me on the wall of memory
and observe my meanings
like art
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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RitualRitual by G A Rosenberg


Neon CrosshairsNeon Crosshair by G A Rosenberg

Casting Spells


“Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.”
― Rumi


Yet words cast spells and bind reality into existence
they bring us together and rub us raw against each other
as each rough edge, exposed wears down
we smooth and sooth
and then skim ourselves across the water
casting more spells in turn.
By our words we are known
and by our deeds we are told
we erect Towers with our words
then crash them upon the shore of our beings
waiting for truer ones to come…
Without words how would we ever know silence?


Blessings, G


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Confronting DesireConfronting Desire by G A Rosenberg


Radial PlaneRadial Plane by G A Rosenberg


Quote of the Day – February 27 2013

“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”
― Jack Kerouac


I often over think  things, well everything really. I indulge my mythology with convoluted tales either on a personal or political level. More and more I realize that what I need to do is simplify. So much of the complexities I tell myself are inventions that obscure the truth. I’m learning tho to unravel the layers and discover more and more who I truly am.
I will find the simple words that express the truth of my being and I will know they are the right words because of their simplicity.
Blessings, G


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SalutationSalutation by G A Rosenberg


GalaxiesGalaxies by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – September 17 2012

“Don’t use the phone. People are never ready to answer it. Use poetry.”
― Jack Kerouac


Paint an image on my mind
with your words
sketch landscapes, red with passion
with cool blue water running through it
show a bird swooping down
catching a fish
and feel the fish
gasping as its torn apart in the eagle’s mouth
Communicate feeling with rhythm
ties and cries, no lie defies
you touch my soul, can I be whole
Conversation will never touch this
my lines to you, my heart’s wish
Still we speak and hit the wall
we talk but at not to each other
you walk away, i walk
then in the morning hand you my poem
and perhaps you’ll understand


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Lesson by G A Rosenberg


Geode Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – September 14 2012

“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.”
― Patrick Rothfuss


I gave words a bad rap the other night. Yes, they convey meaning only approximately at best and are as good at blocking communication as they are at aiding it but can we blame the tools for how they are used? The right words can inspire. The right words can heal and build bridges and wake people up who slept before. Words can win battles and tear down old moribund structures. Words are a kind of magic. That’s why we call it spelling 🙂
Words can also damage. Words can bring a person to despair but they can also lift them up to heights never seen before. Words with intent are amazing things.
That word intent becomes important along with another one mindfulness. So much depends on us being mindful not only of what we do but what we say. With mindfulness and intent every word becomes a spell and thus we use our power.
Blessings, G


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Green Play Mandala by G A Rosenberg


Launch Pad by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – April 21 2012 (Part 2)

“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”
–Mahatma Gandhi

Maybe I’ve been going at this all wrong. For the past couple of weeks I’ve been working up towards expressing some thoughts on this blog that are difficult. I’ve been reaching for words only to feel my mind pull back that it is not time yet, reaching and finding that my sentences lacked clarity and things that I could articulate in my head moments before were now twisting and bending on their way to the screen. Perhaps it hasn’t been time for me to express them yet, perhaps I need to know my heart before it can find its way to words. I’m not sure but reading Gandhi’s words, I have more confidence that if my heart is there then the words will come
Blessings, G

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Flame Man’s Vision by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – January 6 2012

“No word matters. But man forgets reality and remembers words.”
― Roger Zelazny

We use our words to paint reality, not only our own but what we can of other’s worlds as well. What palette do I find available to me today? Well what subjects have come up in conversation and what depth do we find ourselves swimming in. Shallow words stay in primary colours. As we switch to weightier topics, the colours become more muted so as to not overwhelm and become garish. I may also try a finer and more subtle line making suggestions and allusions that direct rather than drag the audience. Namaste, G

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A Storm of Fish by G A Rosenberg

Fantasy Subdued by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – December 5 2011

“No word matters. But man forgets reality and remembers words.”
― Roger Zelazny

Home again, Home again and the mind wanders all over the place so this might be another collection of random thoughts. I enjoyed Atlanta for the most part. I definitely enjoyed the people there and many of the conversations were great. Every city that I’ve been in has its own personality and Atlanta definitely fits that. However, where some cities such as New York or Chicago go all out in your face, this is me take it or leave it, Atlanta seems to be a lot more restrained. I can see it taking a while to get to know Atlanta and its people and that is only if one is not too presumptuous. Nothing can kill courtship of person or city faster than assumptions of what they are like and expectations that they’ll live up to it. Perhaps part of this relates to the conversation about looking where the answer lies not where the light is bright..

Still contemplating the occupy movement, the points on which I agree with the basic principle and the points on which I differ. I like the attention it has brought to some of the egregious actions and policies of the institutions that affect our lives daily. I am much less sure of the group think, group speak collectiveness that tends to form around its ‘no leaders’ policies. I believe that social change is happening as the greedheads hoard more and many are left with less and less. But it is individuals that build a system. If we take away individuality at the price of collectivism than something of value is lost, More on these ideas as they cook a bit
Namaste –GAR

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To Enter the Spiral by G A Rosenberg