It’s hard to lead with the Easily Led,
it’s hard to be a Self,
that you’ve learned,
both intrinsically and steadfastly,

To know the Outward in a situation,
brief, or long.
But Longevity
is the exact Place,
where you, Yourself,

To be afforded the gift of Betweens,
the little Givens,
that only by happenstance speak,
are the smallworks, the undersides,
of what shores up
an Underneath.

Teaching to learn
that learning grows;
people are starving for more than just food;
they are also starving
for something
to do.

They are starved for adventure,
for work,
and for fun,
and when the Imagination is reined,
it's freedom
is gone.

People are starving,
when Plenty is there;
every plat on Earth is perfect
for some Thing, in some

So to teach,
not take;
to give, not usurp,
replenishes every single thing we need,
 that’s right here,
on Earth.


Graphic:  "It's Only A Paper Moon"

~found collage~

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Comment by Token on September 28, 2017 at 3:01am

Teaching the unteachable.... not because it can't be learned, but because no one has thought to teach

as always, nicely done

Comment by Ron Powell on September 28, 2017 at 6:38am

Then said a teacher, Speak to us of Teaching.
And he said:
No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.
The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness.
If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.
The astronomer may speak to you of his understanding of space, but he cannot give you his understanding.
The musician may sing to you of the rhythm which is in all space, but he cannot give you the ear which arrests the rhythm, nor the voice that echoes it.
And he who is versed in the science of numbers can tell of the regions of weight and measure, but he cannot conduct you thither.
For the vision of one man lends not its wings to another man.
And even as each one of you stands alone in God’s knowledge, so must each one of you be alone in his knowledge of God and in his understanding of the earth.

From "The  Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran

Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece. 

Comment by The Songbird on September 29, 2017 at 6:45am

Thanks so much, Toke and Ron.  Always sweet to find kindred kinds!  The Gibran, found so young in life, is likely an underpinning of my own brand of thought, and sharing.  Conquest, ownership, taking -- what exactly is won? has always been a forethought of mine.  'Preciate your friendships!

Comment by Ron Powell on September 29, 2017 at 10:24pm

Comment by Rodney Roe on September 30, 2017 at 4:44am

I wish there was time to reread the works that shaped my life early on.  I'm sure that I would find lessons that I missed the first time.

"People are starving for something to do."

Comment by Rodney Roe on September 30, 2017 at 5:38am

More paper:

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Comment by Rodney Roe on October 29, 2017 at 7:04pm

I am warned by Firefox that OS is not a trusted site. What to do? Do I trust Mozilla or Loianne?

Comment by The Songbird on October 29, 2017 at 7:18pm

Hmm.  I've not gotten that, but Chrome is my default.  But it behaves differently than Firefox.  I mostly only use Firefox to actually POST here.  I hope it's not because of that!  But this site, in Chrome, refuses to post in the single-spacing I type in.  I don't want double-space.  It looks too big, wordy, blown-out 'look at me!' to me, and that isn't my point.  But, I close it when I'm done, and the single-spacing stays, when I re-open Chrome.  It's hard to imagine that anything would carry over from one computer to another, but if you opened this page, it was likely posted from WITHIN Firefox.  It could also just be that you need to empty your browsing history, close the browser, and reopen it.  It gets jammed up with all the clicks you opened, remembering them all.  


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