home again. but what was home? the fish has vast ocean for home. and man has timelessness and nowhere. "i won't delude myself with the fallacy of home," he said to himself. the four walls are a blanket i wrap around in, in timelessness and nowhere, to go to sleep.
D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

{random poetry #121}

[ Ritual to Read to Each Other ]

If you don't know the kind of person I am
and I don't know the kind of person you are
a pattern that others made may prevail in the
and following the wrong god home we may miss
our star.

For there is many a small betrayal in the mind,
a shrug that lets the fragile sequence break
sending with shouts the horrible errors of
storming out to play through the broken dike.

And as elephants parade holding each
elephant's tail,
but if one wanders the circus won't find the
I call it cruel and maybe the root of all cruelty
to know what occurs but not recognise the fact.

And so I appeal to a voice, to something
a remote important region in all who talk:
though we could fool each other, we should
consider -
lest the parade of our mutual life get lost in the

For it is important that awake people be awake,
or a breaking line may discourage them back to
the signals we give — yes or no, or maybe —
should be clear: the darkness around us is deep.

Stafford, W. (1914–1993), in The Way It Is: New and Selected Poems.

“in the hands of the right man, 
a woman is a hundred different women, 
limited only by imagination 
and his willingness to 
make her feel safe and lead her.”

Seek the ones who never stop caring,
who break down your walls, and
help you come back to yourself.

Mogahed, Y.