Now a darkness is coming…


chaos – choice – commitment

Now A Darkness is Coming
by Jane Hirshfield

I hold my life with two hands.
I walk with two legs.
Two ears are enough to hear Bach with.
Blinded in one eye, a person sees with the other.
Now a great darkness is coming.
A both-eyes darkness.
I have one mouth.
It holds two words.
Yes, No,
inside all others.
Yes. No. No. Yes.
I say yes to these words, as I must,
and I also refuse them.
My two legs,
shaped to go forward,
obedient to can’t-know and must-be,
walk into the time that is coming.

“Now A Darkness is Coming” from LEDGER: Poems by Jane Hirshfield. Published 2020 by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.


Quenby 1975

watercolor of Quenby by Jeanne

stepping back from chaos

looking up with awe

innocence sees parent twinkle in the eye

against the stars

the glow of the moon

and smells the tribe its own

breathing in its sweetness

expelling the sigh of contentment

life’s pink cheek

its tender skin…



dew drops dance on petals

pirouette in place

white light chaos L I V E S !

Definition #219 Chaos

Annika without the chrome effect on the iPhone6x

Annika without the chrome effect on the iPhone6x

From John Poland to

Owen to Annika to

yellow butterfly!

Happy Birthday John

May 23 1929

Chaos theory is sometimes known as “the butterfly effect,” a term coined by Lorenz in an attempt to explain how small actions in a dynamic system like the atmosphere could trigger vast and unexpected changes.
“Does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas?”

Edward Norton Lorenz

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