Monday, 8 March 2010

Here Be Dragons

I posted this poetry by John Squadra from 'This Ecstasy' once before and it came into my head again this evening, while I was meditating. I thought I would share it with you again.

The journal page is a map and we're headed north, to the love shaped island :) for the second time.

Enjoy the poetry!

'Forget Everything'

If someone says,
“To be enlightened you must fast and pray all night,”
Have dinner and go to bed.
If you see a sign, “This way to salvation,”
run the other way.
If someone says, “This book is the truth, you can buy it from me,”
Take your money and buy grapes and roses.
If someone says, “He’s talking tonight, thousands will be saved.”
Go for a walk…listen to the birds and watch the clouds,
and leave your backpack, your Bible and your Buddha under a tree
and hope they will be gone when you return.
Where we are going you can’t carry anything, not even your name.
If there is logic in the above, be afraid, it’s a lie.
But if you feel something in your chest as beautiful as the grass beneath your feet,
be grateful…open your arms
and forget everything you ever thought you knew.


  1. A lovely poem and sage advice. Nature is a wonderful religion, no need for anything else, and worth our adulation

  2. Helen Jane Morley9 March 2010 at 14:22

    Yes I enjoyed the poem too. I love the map and especially the details like the ship and the whale :)

  3. maps are so great. the poem too

  4. What a beautiful poem! And your "Dragons" art work is fitting. Let me wonder the earth and listen for the joy in my heart. (By the way - I REALLY love this piece of art. If you ever decide to sell it, please let me know)


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