Sunday, December 28, 2014

I use this wooden dipper to stir up wind and waves.
Even when the plum  has wilted and winter has reached its deepest cold,
do not let your body be numb or your mind absent.

d o g e n 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

" f l u i d i t y . . .

a search for a piece of structure."

- Fanny Howe   university of chicago 2013  Silliman's blog 12.27.14
water painting now
you and I sewn together


zhongnan mountain
white river junction

inside land
outside land

never far
from where you are

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

as I paint this day
drawn out
left with not empty
but clear  

Thursday, December 18, 2014

t o d a y ' s w o r k

as I do
into work
and falling saw
how water rises and rushes
in direction away from its source

This, paused,
I painted.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

b h a d r a

painting the water mind

walking the water mind

mourning the water mind

sleeping the water mind

stilling the water mind

flowing the water mind

keeping the water mind

losing the water mind

observing the water mind

Monday, December 15, 2014

p a i n t

this watery wait between

as I send darkness down
rubbing in
white light