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there is more than one

morse code reference,

and therefore entries

appear left to right

or top to bottom.

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of a poet’s mind.

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i feel the power of poetry !


-i
“I am, by calling, a dealer in words;
and words are, of course,
the most powerful drug used by mankind.”
“He wrapped himself
in quotations
as a beggar
would enfold himself
in the purple of emperors.”
~Rudyard Kipling

i
“When the focus of your practice
becomes like the light of the sun
penetrating a magnifying glass

so sharply that it makes a fire,
it dissolves greed, anger, and ignorance,
the three great obstacles

to our original heart/mind.”
~Jakusho Kwong

ii
“Humankind

has not woven

the web of life.
We are but one thread

within it.
Whatever we do to the web,

we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.

All things connect.”
~Chief Seattle

iii
e m p t y

v
“I live on Earth at present,

and I don’t know what I am.
I know that I am not a category.

I am not a thing— a noun.
I seem to be a verb,

an evolutionary process— 
an integral function of the universe.”
~R. Buckminster Fuller

vi
“O Great Spirit

help me always

to speak the truth quietly,
to listen

with an open mind

when others speak,
and to remember the peace

that may be found in silence.”
~Cherokee Prayer

Listen

vii
“Nobody has ever measured,

not even poets,
how much the heart can hold.”

~Zelda Fitzgerald


viii
For Nicholas, Eros,
who gave me heartfelt direction
when my flame flickered.


In the Divine i trust.

ix
“Certain things catch your eye,
but pursue only those

that capture your heart.”
~Native American proverb

“Omit needless words.”
Reduce, reuse, recycle.
Dip into your font.
~(in part) William Strunk Jr.

2
i heart 5-7-5
4-ever

3
“Wilderness is not a luxury,
but a necessity of the human spirit,
and as vital to our lives

as water and good bread.”
“Benedicto:
May your trails
be crooked,

winding,

lonesome,

dangerous,
leading 
to

the most amazing view.”
~Edward Abbey

4
“Tell me,
what is it you plan to do
with your one

wild and precious life?”
~Mary Oliver

5
“I’m inspired to take it,
to use it in another way,
to get the message across.”
~Stevie Wonder

6
“My top priority

is for people to understand
that they have the power

to change things themselves.”
~Aung San Suu Kyi

“A gift is pure

when it is given from the heart
to the right person
at the right time
and at the right place,
and where we expect

nothing in return.”
~Bhagavad Gita

7
“For millions of years,
mankind lived just like the animals,
then something happened,
which unleashed

the power of our imagination.
We learned to talk

and we learned to listen.
Speech has allowed

the communication of ideas,
enabling human beings

to work together
to build the impossible.”
~Stephen Hawking

9
“Civilization is but a thin veneer
stretched across the passions

of the human heart.
And civilization doesn't just happen;
we have to make it happen.”
~Bill Moyers

10
“There is a candle in your heart,

ready to be kindled.
There is a void in your soul,

ready to be filled.
You feel it, don't you?”
“Shine

like the whole universe

is yours.
Unfold your own myth.”
~Rumi

12
“I believe myself to possess

a most singular combination of qualities
exactly fitted to make me

pre-eminently a discoverer
of the hidden realities of nature.”
~Ada Lovelace

“Who do you think you are?
Ha ha ha, bless your soul.
You really think you’re in control?”
~Gnarles Barkley

13
“Silly mortals, haven’t got a clue.”
~Andre 3000, Outkast

“Your head will collapse.
But there’s nothing in it

and you’ll ask yourself:
Where is my mind?”
~Pixies

14
Believe and be empty.

15
“It is not down in any map;
true places never are.”
~Herman Melville

“If you don’t know where you are going,
any road will get you there.”
~Lewis Carroll

16
“trust your heart

if the seas catch fire,
live by love

though the stars walk backwards."
“it takes courage to grow up
and become who you really are.”
~e.e. cummings

17
“What is more dangerous

than to become a poet?
Which is, as some say,
an incurable and infectious disease.”
~Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

18
“The biggest disease

this day and age

is that of people feeling unloved.”
“Only do what your heart tells you.”
~Princess Diana

19
“Love

is the only medicine

I believe in.”
~Woody Guthrie

20
“The art of medicine
consists of amusing the patient
while nature cures the disease.”
~Voltaire

21
“The doctor of the future

will give no medication,
but will interest his patients
in the care of the human frame,
diet and in the cause

and prevention of disease.”
~Thomas Edison

22
“A bird does not sing

because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.”
~Chinese proverb 

“Every heart sings a song,

incomplete,
until another heart

whispers back.”
~Plato

24
“Simplicity,

patience,

compassion:
These three

are your greatest

treasures.”
~Lao Tzu

25
“For where your treasure is,
there your heart will also be.”
~Luke 12:34

26-27
“There is no order

in the world around us,
we must adapt ourselves
to the requirements

of chaos instead.”
~Kurt Vonnegut

28
“There is always

some madness in love,
but there is also always

some reason in madness.”
~Friedrich Nietzsche

“The wisdom is in the moments
when the madness slips away
and we remember the basics.”
~Willie Nelson

29
“Know the rules well

so you can break them

effectively.”
~Dalai Lama

“Adapt what is useful,

reject what is useless,
and add

what is

specifically your own.”
~Bruce Lee

30
“The only thing

that can save the world
is the reclaiming

of the awareness of the world.
That’s what poetry does.”
~Allen Ginsberg

31
“…stop a moment,

cease your work,

look around you.
Everyone

thinks of changing the world,
but no one thinks

for changing himself.”
~Leo Tolstoy

32-33
“Evolution and all hopes

for a better world
rest in the fearlessness

and open hearted vision
of people who embrace life.”
“You may say

that I’m a dreamer,

but I’m not the only one.”
~John Lennon

34
“There is a vitality,

a life force,

an energy,
a quickening

that is translated

through you into action,
and because

there is only one of you

in all time,
this expression is unique.”
~Martha Graham

35-37
“She sowed

in my mind the idea
that reality

is not only

what we see

on the surface;
it has a magical dimension

as well and, if we so desire,
it is legitimate

to enhance it

and color it
to make our journey

through life less trying.”
~Isabel Allende

Zero


39
“’Tis hatched and shall be so.”
~William Shakespeare

“Whatever that’s going to be,

it will be.
I am not so much interested

in trying to say

what it’s going to be.
I don’t know.

I just know

that good

can only bring good.”
~John Coltrane

40
“How wonderful it is that nobody
need wait a single moment
before starting

to improve the world.”
~Anne Frank

41
“I am putting myself

to the fullest possible use,
which is all I think

that any conscious entity
can ever hope to do.”
~HAL 9000

45
“The truth is,

of course,

that there is no journey.
We are arriving

and departing

all at the same time.”
“The moment

you know

you know

you know.”
~David Bowie

47
“You are here

to enrich the world,
and you impoverish yourself

if you forget the errand.”
~Woodrow Wilson

49
“It is not the man

who has too little,
but the man who craves more,

that is poor.”
~Seneca

50
“Wealth consists

not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.”
~Epictetus

52
“Her face felt

like it was scattered

in pieces
and she could not

keep it straight.”
“I want— I want—

was all that she could think about—
but just what this real want was

she did not know.”
~Carson McCullers

53
“I have begun to listen

to the teaching my blood

whispers to me.”
~Herman Hesse

54
“This is what I want in heaven…
words to become notes

and conversations

to be symphonies.”
“I believe

we have a higher level

of mentality within us,
but we have to use the power

in the right way.”
~Tina Turner

56
“When power

leads man towards arrogance,
poetry reminds him

of his limitations.
When power

narrows the area

of man’s concern,
poetry reminds him

of the richness

and diversity of existence.
When power corrupts,

poetry cleanses.”
~John F. Kennedy

58-59
“Climb a mountain….

wash your spirit clean.”
“We are now

in the mountains

and they are in us,
kindling enthusiasm,

making every nerve quiver,
filling every pore and cell of us.”
~John Muir

60-61
“To be hopeful in bad times
is not just foolishly romantic.
It is based on the fact
that human history

is a history not only of cruelty,
but also of compassion,

sacrifice,

courage,

kindness.”
~Howard Zinn

62
“One day

I will find the right words,
and they will be simple.”
“Use poetry.”
~Jack Kerouac


63
“My bursting heart

must find vent

at my pen.”
~Abigail Adams


64
“Out of the cacophony

of random suffering and chaos
that can mark human life,
the life artist
sees or creates
a symphony

of meaning and order.”
~Desmond Tutu

“But I’m just a soul

whose intentions are good.
Oh Lord,

please don’t let me

be misunderstood.”
~Nina Simone

67
“There is no greater agony
than bearing an untold story

inside of you.”
~Maya Angelou

69
“There is nothing to writing.
All you have to do
is to sit

in front of a typewriter

and bleed.”
~Ernest Hemingway

70
“Life shrinks

or  e x p a n d s

in proportion
to one's courage.”
~Anais Nin

72
“A good head

and a good heart

are always

a formidable combination.
But when you add to that

a literate tongue or pen,
then you have something

very special.”
~Nelson Mandela

73
Zero

i was born

where there were no enclosures.”
“The sun,

the darkness,

the winds

are all listening

to what we have to say.”
~Geronimo

74-75
“Let the morn
ing

bring me word
of your unfailing love,
for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way
i should go,
for to you I entrust my life.”
~Psalm 143:8

76
“The very winds

whispered in soothing accents,
and maternal Nature

bade me weep no more.”
~Mary Shelley

77
“This place

where you are right now,
God circled on a map for you.”
~Hafiz 

79
“I didn’t know what to say,
my mouth could not speak,
my eyes could not see
and something

ignited in my soul,
fever or unremembered wings
and I went on my own way,
deciphering that burning fire
and I wrote the first bare line,
bare, without substance,
pure foolishness,
pure wisdom
of one who knows nothing,
and suddenly I saw
the heavens
unfasten and open.”
~Pablo Neruda


“Forget not

that the earth delights
to feel your bare feet
and the wind longs to play.
But let there be 

s p a c e s 

in your togetherness
and let the winds

of the heavens

dance between you.”
~Khalil Gibran

80
“There is pleasure

in the pathless woods,

there is rapture

in the lonely shore,

there is society

where none intrudes,

by the deep sea,

and music in its roar;
i love not Man the less,

but Nature more.”
~Lord George Gordon Byron

81
i would feel more optimistic

about a bright future for man

if he spent less time

proving that he can

outwit Nature

and more time
tasting her sweetness

and respecting

her seniority.”
~E.B. White

82
“Whosever is delighted in solitude

is either a wild beast or a god.”
~Aristotle

83
“In the middle of the journey…
I found myself

within a dark woods
where the straight way was lost.”
“Do not be afraid;

our fate cannot be taken from us;

it’s a gift.”
~Dante Alighieri

84
“Don’t be discouraged

by your incapacity
to dispel darkness

from the world.
Light your little candle

and step forward.”
~Amma, the Hugging Saint

85
“Fancy thinking the Beast

was something you could hunt and kill!
You knew didn’t you?
i’m part of you?
Close
! Close! Close!
~William Golding

87
“You gain strength,
courage and confidence
by every experience
in which you really stop
to look fear in the face.”
~Eleanor Roosevelt

“People

who deny

the existence

of dragons

are often eaten

by dragons.
From within.”
~Ursula K. LeGuin

“Perhaps all the dragons
in our lives
are princesses 
who are only waiting
to see us act, just once,
with beauty and courage.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

88-89
“Only in the darkness

can you see the stars.”
~Martin Luther King Jr.

92
“Don’t be afraid of opposition.
Remember,

a kite rises against,

 not with,

the wind.”
“Blessed is the season
which engages the whole world
in a conspiracy of love.”
~Hamilton Wright Mabie

93
“Spirit is like the wind,

in that we can't see it,
but can see its effects,

which are profound.”
~Jimmy Carter

Love


94
“Poetry

is what gets lost

in translation.”
~Robert Frost


95
“I am enough

of an artist

to draw   f r e e ly
upon my imagination.”
~Albert Einstein

96
“Patience

you must have

my young padawan.”
~Yoda

97
“‘Unplugged’,
I just want them to feel

the spontaneity,

to feel passionate…
I want you to see

another side of me,
that’s   f r e e,
and feel where my head is,
where whatever happens,

happens.
I want you to feel inspired.”
~Alicia Keys

100
“Painting is poetry.
Poetry is painting
that is felt
rather than seen.”
~Leonardo da Vinci

101
“The experiment of poetry,

as far as I’m concerned,
happens when the poem

carries you beyond
where you could have

reasonable expected to go.”
~Seamus Heaney


102
“If you aren’t gonna say
exactly how

and what you feel,
you might as well

not say anything at all.”
“All your life,

you will be faced

with a choice.
You can choose

love or hate.

I choose love.”
~Johnny Cash

105
“I’m on Aslan's side
even if there isn't

any Aslan to lead it.”
~C.S. Lewis

109
“I am writing these poems

from inside a lion.”
~Shel Silverstein

111
“I think I am in this world
to find beauty

in lonely places.”
~Louis L’Amour

112
Hexagram: 49 and 48

113
Hexagram: 61 and 37

116
Hexagram: 14

117
“I know by experience

that poets are right:
love is eternal.”
~E.M. Forster

118
“I beg you to take courage;
the brave soul

can mend even disaster.”
“A great wind is blowing
and that either

gives you imagination

or a headache.”
~Catherine the Great

119
“See life's a beautiful struggle,
i record it.
Hope it helps you
maneuvering through yours.”
i will forever remain faithful.
All my people stay true.”
~Macklemore

122
“Life is a pure flame

we live by—
an invisible sun

within us.”
~Sir Thomas Browne

123 (6)
“All that is gold

does not glitter.”
“Not all those who wander

are lost.”
~J.R.R. Tolkien

“We need the tonic

of wildness.”
~Henry David Thoreau

124 (7)
Metanoia!

127 (10)
Om Mani Padme Hum

128 (11)
“So never lose an opportunity
of urging a practical beginning,
however small,
for it is wonderful
how often in such matters
the mustard seed

germinates and roots itself.”
~Florence Nightingale

129 (12)
Remember

that when playing chess,
when a pawn reaches the other side—
it gets to be anything it wants.
i choose to   f r e e ly
to be a proponent of love.
Nothing more.
Nothing less.

131 (14)
BBUZZZZZZZZ
whatthe
shh
s p a c e

for words.

132 (15)
“We must be willing

to let go

of the life

we planned
so as to have

the life

that is waiting for us.”
~Joseph Campbell

139 (22)
“A man

who works with his hands

is a laborer.
A man

who works with his hands

and his head

is a craftsman.
A man

who works with his hands

and his head
and his heart

is an artist.”
~Saint Francis of Assisi

151 (34)
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Space: the final frontier

152 (36)
“If you remove the letter ‘I,’

it becomes a universal ‘i’.”
~Alan Moore

153 (37)
i… a universe of atoms,

an atom in the universe.”
~Richard Feynman

156-157 (39-40)
Rubbernecker

158 (41)
“It’s not easy

to define poetry.”
“I live like a poet,

and I’ll die like a poet.”
~Bob Dylan


“If you ever feel

like an animal among men,

be a lion.”
~Criss Jami

159 (42)
May your font 4-ever be full.

“I am a thief of knowledge

and in a survival way.
i had to solve

all the problems

around me.”
~Philippe Petit

160 (43)
“I found
i

could say things

with color and shapes
that I couldn’t say

any other way…

things I had no words for.”
~Georgia O’Keeffe

162 (45)
“I have had fun
taking back superlatives

and just ordinary

good words and phrases
from ads

and trying to restore

some of their life to them.”
~Sister Corita Kent

163(46)
“What art offers

is  s p a c e —

a certain breathing room

for the spirit.”
~John Updike

164-165 (47-48)
“I am striking out on a new path...

and the results I get

are termed by the local mathematicians

as 'startling'.”

~Srinivasa Ramanujan

181 (64)
“Words
can be like X-rays
if you use them properly—
they’ll go through anything.
You read and you’re pierced.”
~Aldous Huxley


182 (65)
“His only compensation
is absolute   f r e e dom.
He has no master
except his own soul,
and that I am sure

is why he does it.”
“A little nonsense

now and then,
is cherished by
the wisest men.”
~Roald Dahl

183 (66)
“Live in the sunshine,
swim the sea,
drink the wild air.”
“Nature

always

wears the colors

of the spirit.”
“Adopt the face of Nature:
Her secret is patience.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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