Monday, March 06, 2006

Hope


City on the hill
pristine New Jerusalem
wide streets paved with gold

12 comments:

Pierre Turlur said...

if you don't mind me putting my dirty paws on tyour beautiful blog... Great poem, Mike. And why do you call this "Hope", I have always thought that the new Jerusalem is about now. Otherwise. we throw stones, bullets or prayers at each other.

Michael said...

Hi Pierre,
Thank you very much for your comments! Yes, I agree with your definition of New Jerusalem. I admire the Quaker view that the Sermon on the Mount applies to NOW, because THIS VERY MOMENT is as good as it is going to get.
Insofar as the poem, I wrote it from the standpoint of the millions whose idealism borne of persecution led them to these shores.

Zenmom, aspiring said...

Michael, Just dropping by to say congratulations on the bloghisatva award! (however it's spelled.) I love the way you arrange your words and photos. Glad to hear the blood work news as well

Michael said...

Many thanks, Z.M.,A.!

Pierre Turlur said...

Hi Michael,

Thank you. I would be a f..... up Buddhist monk, I'd be a Quaker. No doubt. I love simplicity and silence.

Have you ever thought of turning this blog into a kind of book ( my good end-gaining habit comes back)?

Be nice to meet at one point, why not Japan?

Love

Michael said...

Hi Pierre,

For me, the creative outlet this blog provides is its own reward.
Yes, I'd love to meet up in Japan! I still have a chunk of the Shikoku 88-temple pilgrimage I need to finish, something I'd like to do next year. It would be a great idea to meet then!

mrsbeach said...

If you look forward to a time or place of quiet and reflection,
then you still have hope.

take care Micahel
love ya
beachy

Michael said...

Indeed, Beachy!

LBseahag said...

This is just what I needed today. Today one of my hotel owners, whom I really liked passed away from a heart attack....
Thank you :)

Michael said...

I'm sorry to hear that, LB. I hope this person left you many fond memories to celebrate.

LBseahag said...

Thank you, Michael...I knew I could count on you to make me see the positive...in everything...

Michael said...

:)