And yet they remain rooted to the earth. Almost a metaphorical paradox.
Nothing to say except simply beautiful.
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Fan-friggin-tastic Dieu! Are you absolutely SURE you’ve never read Watts?
BTW–if you drop me a line (email in gravatar profile), I have some e-books (that I off the internet for free…) you might be interested in–Watts and Dogen–let me know, I’d be happy to send them to you.
Haha, I have a feeling I will like Watts if I seem to be channeling him so well. Is Watts more of a writer or a religious philosopher? I had a quick look at some quotes by him on the Internet and so far I like it. I have read a few poems by Dogen, though. I would say my writing is influenced by so many things, from the films of Terrence Malick, the writings of stoic philosophers such as Marcus Aurelius, my experiences as a child among nature, the paintings of Caspar David Friedrich, and countless poets that I have read since I was a teenager. I’m flattered that this reminds you of a writer who has had an influence on you. 🙂
He’s more of a religious philosopher, but with a healthy dose of 60’s counter-culture–a little psychedelic/hippy at times. Mostly known as an interpreter of eastern religious concepts. I guess you could say I learned from him about using (playing with) words, symbols, and ideas in creating our own myths, ways of interpreting and understanding our own experiences. He kind of tells you “You can entertain a notion without committing yourself to it.” Like having an idea over for dinner. My take on him anyway…maybe not and entirely accurate assessment…
Thank you 🙂
So simple, yet so profound. At first I questioned why the last line did not state, “As trees do in winter,” but then I saw the visual rhyme of “go” and “do.” Then I heard the pun on dew/dieu. I really like the image of trees in “winter dew.”
Obviously, there is a lot going on here. Great stuff, Dieu.
Wow, I did not even think of that. Often times, what comes out on paper for me is unconscious, so now that you point it out, I totally see what you mean! And thank you for seeing that 🙂
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