Posts Tagged ‘fair harbor’

Fire Island Day Sixteen

July 16, 2012

35. Beauty’s little things/
Minor material goods/
Are rarely noticed/

36. Small embellishments/
Ornament quotidian/
Corners of the world/

37. These small ornaments/
Of (un)usual* objects/
Define our species/
#haiku *the usual

38. Customization/
Of the manufactured world/
Humanizes it/

39. Erratic patterns/
Only just Perceptible/
Mark human culture/

40. Lines etched in the sand/
Before creation’s blue waves/
Are all that we are/

41. We simply vanish/
Without other people’s sight/
We need witnesses/

42. Good, Bad or Ugly/
Humans validate humans/
There is nothing else/

43. Those we judge wanting*/
Validate our existence/
Because they are us/
#haiku *as bad

44. Celebrate people/
Though you’re glad you’re not like them/
Because they make us/

45. We are all the same/
No matter how we’re diff’rent/
People are people/

46. Celebrate humans/
Banal, venal or tacky/
Without them we’re lost/

47. The ugly tasteless/
Hold up half of creation/
Have some gratitude/

48. Without the banal/
We wouldn’t exist at all/
For we need them too/


Fire Island Day Thirteen

July 13, 2012

49. Uncelebrated/
Outside world owes you nothing/
Celebrate yourself/

50. The desired applause/
Is the beating of your heart/
Within your body/

51. Wide human acclaim:/
Psychological weakness/
For the insecure/

52. Celebrate living/
The very place that you are/
Because it’s unique/

53. Imaginations/
Demand heroic events/
While life is enough/

54. Life should be enough/
Each breath is so heroic/
(We shun this magic)/

55. Look for the magic/
Vibrating everywhere/
In your daily life/

56. (The music in noise/
Accompanies litter’s art/
When you search for it)/

57. Find magic inside/
Yourself and the day’s routine/
By loving yourself/

58. You have ev’rything/
You need to celebrate/
If you look within/

59. Visual beauty/
& social acclaim fail us/
When we’re not happy/

60. Find your happiness/
Within your own consciousness:/
Then enjoy the world/