Sunday, February 20, 2022

Find and share

Find and share

Purpose and reason
and meaning and life,
English was not Picasso’s
first tongue.

Occasionally we may
embellish when handling
the microphone.

Find your gifts. Plural.
They are many.
Share them widely.

Hasta luego. Adios.

© 2022 David L White

2/19/22 Poem

Take a moment

 Take a moment


You take your body to the doctor
and your car into the shop
and you know some time
this all gonna stop, at least
for a little bit while you check in.
Where are you dear heart? 

Let’s begin …

… again 

now more often
tap YOU in the box
smudge the calendar
mustache the clocks

We have a sad imagination
about doing some thing
some day.

It really isn’t the day,
ever, anyway. Not a
whole day. 

So. Take a moment.

You.

© 2022 David L White

2/19/22 Poem parts

Make a little mess

 Make a little mess

Artfulness and graceful stumbles
Lost and found, safe and sound, play,
explore, discover, entertain yourself.
Make a little mess.



© 2022 David L White

2/18/22 Poem

Paradox Quandary

 Paradox Quandary


At first. At first. 
Maybe when you 
move farther into 
everything you may 
see it all works out
at exactly the pace

© 2022 David L White

2/15/22 Poem

More often perhaps

 More often perhaps


Query your own counsel.
In the quiet. And say your
own name out loud. 

Even in your mind.
Say your name with intention.
What do you think?

I think you know.
Lots of times many of us don’t
get to say it and see it and have it
stick, be heard, or acknowledged.

More often perhaps in the quiet

© 2022 David L White

Saturday poem

2/12/22

Hobo Daze Parade FAQ

 


Hobo Daze Parade FAQ

Question: someone said I have to go alone. How can I do that? Do I have to go alone? Can I not … bring someone? Well, technically they’d be bringing me , cuz, they’re driving and …

A: Yes, others can travel with you, as much as you are able to leave yourself at home. Alone. Bottom line is this: only one on the ride at a time; you or yourself. Same for the others.


49th /50th Annual *
Hobo Daze Parade
11 am at The River
April 12th .

*nobody signed anything.

Note: because we don’t remember the official original date this year, 2022, is the first annual year-long parade. The way recordkeeping goes on around here I wouldn’t be surprised if we’re still running a parade in 2024. We can afford to go a little over just to make sure. Plenty of time to get lost.

FAQ? Parade?

Ok. Ok. Circus Rodeo, too. The point is play time, get lost. Make something that surprises even you. Put it on the calendar. That’s a start.

Remember that we overprinted the Rain Checks. Got plenty. A lifetime. Stop by the ‘you are here now’ tent and get a fist full for the whole family.

Finally, just because there is no parade, is no reason not to get lost by yourself though. Take a break.

….

© 2022 David L White

February 10, 2022 Poem 

Weathering the weather

 Weathering the weather


The weather ever worsening
The food, grid, and money 
go down. Collapse is on us. 
Do you feel that shaking?

Some talk in the geologics
about tacking Anthropocene 
to the Holocene; the marking 
for the epoch can be found at
the radioactive level beginning
near the Second World War.

The stink of extinction
is on us and I doubt many will 
care what the end is called, 
was called. It’s getting harder
to breathe the lies and denial.

And what of humanity, 
all life forms, and this idea 
about Love winning all?

Perhaps if we fess up to the story.


Copyright 2022 David L White
poem

Think your own thoughts

Think your own thoughts

Think
Your
Own
Th

Oughts 

Should you?

Thoughts

Perhaps a coalition
of selves

A council of counsel

2/12/22

poem

Friday, February 18, 2022

Thank you. Good work.

GoodWorkCards

refers mainly to the postcards and book marks with words of praise for foreign language teachers to give to students.


In English, the evolution moved mainly to thank you and good work. We found that almost everybody lights up with a little attention. The cards are to pay it forward. 


The latest issue will be hand drawn, see lower right, to give them a more personal look. And I'm starting to rethink what I mean by gigahug.com.




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David L. White
www.davidlwhite.org
414-282-7185

Friday, February 11, 2022

The Way Mine

Words sparingly like spice oil 

pictures paint the cook book

sometimes when we find each other

we sit and stare and look


though I'm ever skin and bone 

I am still amazed

I can spit and wink and grin

and listen, listen ... out comes praise.





Trucking the overburden

 I have loved quotations and/or memes, mostly of the psycho spiritual variety, all of my life. And, ever since Facebook groups, I have been collecting them and making screenshots. I have over 10,000. I’m running out of drive space. 

And the sad thing is they’re not categorized or searchable. All of a sudden it feels like a waste. Especially when hundreds of people are already doing this. I have to look up Emerson anyway every time.

Some I’ve collected are here and Pinterest and here finally links to some of my favorite authors.


Finally I see a glimpse in the mirror ball and hope to free up some space in the spiritual junk drawer.

There are gemstones in the mountains. I need to truck off the overburden and drill down.




Sample only! 10,000 memes - non-searchable and uncategorized.




Essence of you

Essence of you

The essence of you
simmering away,
stewing at times


perhaps

Bubbling for clarity,
a reduction of sorts,
bone broth or 

a consommé 
radiant with the
flavors you bring

to the table.
Thank you for 
your offering

with grace.




© 2022 David L White
2/9/22

Tropical Thesaurus

 Tropical Thesaurus


A book like a bush where 
quotations are the berries,
squeezed for oils, edible
and essential, boiled and
baked into blood, bone, 
and breath.

This, one of my two, 
'island forever' books,
along with, of course,
a thesaurus.


© 2022 David L White
2/8/22

It could get complicated

You have heard

you are what 
you eat.

You eat.
You 
are.

For a more complicated version simply continue thinking.

Freight on board

Freight on board


Luggage from your mother,
Hammer from your dad
And some semblance of them 
both between and 
good and bad.

Museum of my statuary 
I greet and pose and
Blow their nose or
Straighten their capes
At least

A little fuss, for some
company’s coming.

Find out where it is
when you hear 
yourself say
“Yes, this is it.”

All aboard!
Conveyances leaving 
for Yes momentarily 
and on the hour by
direct route or any
of several scenic
distractions. Get
your tickets.


© 2022 David L White
2/9/22

Inviting you

 Inviting you


At times a line between 
this and that seems 
razor thin.

Continue to increase 
magnification on the 
razor and watch 
entire worlds 
emerge.

Other possible vistas,
foods, languages, 
customs
inviting
you



© 2022 David L White
2/10/22

Quasi-crotchety

 Quasi-crotchety 


I hope I don’t get overly crotchety. 
It’s a distinct possibility. I seem to be 
leaning in that direction. It’s sort of like 
"I said - there’s nothing to say." And it’s 
making me grumpy but we somehow 
still need to find out if there’s nothing to say. 

I wasn’t listening for a long time. 
Now it’s all I can do. And I’ve discovered I 
need quiet in order to decipher the message, 
listen to the music.

© 2022 David L White
2/10/22 3:44 PM


Little Tin Cup

 Little Tin Cup


I should … you say and it seems reasonable. 
I do like to make a list- nearly first. And soon
I began to need more paper and pencils. 
I should … you say.

You know this little tin cup is going to require 
an organ grinder and a monkey, don’t you?

It also requires the bare minimum performance 
venue and the aura of presence and possibly a schedule.

All very entertaining. Folks will love the monkey. Flirty little thief.



© 2022 David L White
2/11/22

It’s just my opinion

 It’s just my opinion


You might say, of course. 
I certainly don’t mean to 
diminish my opinion at all 
but neither do I wish to 
engage in weaving a story 
so plausible that you would 
wish to join circles with me.

There’s lots to do here now 
and somehow it all gets done.



© 2022 David L White
February 10, 2022 3:40 PM 

Chatter quotes and reviews


Chatter, 

The Voice in Our Head,
Why it Matters,
and How to Harness It 

by Ethan Kross,  Psychologist, Neuroscientist - 2021

Quotes - Amazon Reviews

 Well. Wow.  The voice in our head.
A fine companion to my lifelong metaphor Alphabet Zoupe.

Not too much science. A little 'how to' be more alert to hearing yourself.
And a few tips on how to stir your soup.









Opus Zoupa

Facebook, in all its kind heartedness that goes into the algorithms, which are designed not much differently than when I choose pie over cake, finally delivered up Rupert Spira, Neville Goddard, Anthony DeMello*, and Jane Roberts with her channeling of the Seth Material.

Seth resonated radiantly with me. The first thing that jumped out is that you, or we, create our own reality. I soon realized I’ve been saying a very similar thing with my own metaphor of Alphabet Soup 
since 1974.

Soup turned to Zoupe which turned to Zoupa; the present form. And Zoupa simply means: add more joy. And if joy is overly two dimensional you may spice it up with exuberance. Be passionate on purpose. I find it exhilarating.

Let’s not spend a lot of time talking about theoretical passion. Let’s just do the bio chemical uplift. Two minutes. Joy breathing.

We create our own reality. And if you lean towards “NO" then we are in the notes section of the library. If you lean towards “YES" then things begin to look like Yes.

That might be it for the moment.

*Anthony DeMello, or his foundation, has recently released his latest compilation titled: Stop Fixing Yourself. Lovely. I got it immediately. No need even to read the book. The title alone shines enough light for me to see my way.


.........



Hobo Daze Parade FAQ

 Hobo Daze Parade FAQ


Question: someone said I have to go alone. How can I do that? Do I have to go alone? Can I not … bring someone? Well, technically they’d be bringing me, cuz, they’re driving and …

A: Yes, others can travel with you, as much as you are able to leave yourself at home. Alone. Bottom line is this: only one on the ride at a time; you or yourself. Same for the others.


49th /50th Annual *
Hobo Daze Parade
11 am at The River
April 12th .

*nobody signed anything.

Note: because we don’t remember the official original date this year, 2022, is the first annual year-long parade. The way record keeping goes on around here I wouldn’t be surprised if we’re still running a parade in 2024. We can afford to go a little over just to make sure. Plenty of time to get lost.

FAQ? Parade?

Ok. Ok. Circus Rodeo, too. The point is play time, get lost. Make something that surprises even you. Put it on the calendar. That’s a start.

Remember that we overprinted the Rain Checks. Got plenty. A lifetime. Stop by the ‘You Are Here Now’ tent and get a fist full for the whole family.

Finally, just because there is no parade, is no reason not to get lost by yourself, though. Really. Take a break.

….

© 2022 David L White

February 10, 2022 Poem 

PVA, my dear

 February 11, 2022


My dear, long love, Pat,

I didn’t realize till a couple of days ago, when listening to Whistle Down the Wind Youtube, by Joan Baez, that in my heart mind somewhere the three of us, at least, are together. Thanks also to Tom Waits for the lyrics.

I was on the freeway and outward bound there was something about the title track that knocked me off track. I got up, dusted myself off and had a little cry.

Soon after the freeway moment I wrote the poem "Okay". I think it’s for you. I did not know that until right this minute. Surprise to me, too. 

Joan Baez has sung me to tears since her first album. I am by no means a collector but … there are always those songs; So we’ll go no more a’rovin’, Diamonds and Rust, And the band played Waltzing Matilda … honestly I’ve missed lots of her career.

Anyway, it occurred to me, finally obvious, that whatever days there are, may they be gently invested with fierce love, focus, and powerful living.

It seems as though I may have been light, cute, and amused, when suddenly the wish to create moments and share them, whispers seductively.

Blessings ever,

David


LINKS


Joan Baez Final studio album 


Lyrics
Whistle Down the Wind, by Tom Waits





Friday, February 4, 2022

Quotations with Swami Vida, Verandananda, Swami of the Front Porch Swing

 Ralph Waldo Emerson

https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/ralph-waldo-emerson-quotes

 Krishnamurti
https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/jiddu-krishnamurti-quotes

Black Elk

Lame Deer

Casteneda


Byron Katie 

Carl Jung 


Seth Jane Roberts


Neville Goddard


Rupert Spira

Maharshi

Nisargadatta



Osho -  Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh




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Verandananda, Swami of the Front Porch Swing had been my brain child, alter ego, imaginary friend for some time before we ever arrived in Tepoztlán MX on Fathers Day in 2000. When we, me and the skeleton, met it was a match made ... it was a marinade in Heaven. Someone to stir my Alphabet Zoupe and ladle out the quotations.

I've been saving quotations forever. Finally I have figured out that I have not saved them in categories or any searchable fashion. All of a sudden it seems like a waste of time.

The links above may begin to demonstrate the edibles I have picked on my path to the test kitchen.


Buen provecho.




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