“It is no more possible to live in the future than it is to live in the past. If life is not now, it is never.” Wendell Berry, The Long-Legged House Meditations on Modernity By Vincent H. Anastasi 2023 IV. The Life Let this be the day well done: not the timely completion of all … More Meditations on Modernity: Part 4 #Poetry #Poem #Modern #Day #Life #Community #Present #Mystery
“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit Meditations on Modernity By Vincent H. Anastasi 2023 III. The Medicine If I could take the creek to work, I would – hitch a ride with the swans who swam … More Meditations on Modernity: Part 3 #Poetry #Poem #Modern #Swans #Life #Local #Pub #Medicine
“But in Huxley’s vision, no Big Brother is required to deprive people of their autonomy, maturity and history. As he saw it, people will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.” Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death Meditations on Modernity By Vincent H. Anastasi 2023 II. The … More Meditations on Modernity: Part 2 #Poetry #Poem #Modern #AI #Mechanization #VR #Life
In the midst of my series of Advent Tankas, I still wanted to share this Mary Oliver gem that I read a few weeks ago thanks to an email thread I receive at work. Though the snows have already arrived here in Grove City, it’s not until Wednesday that Winter officially begins. As we head … More Mary Oliver Mondays: Thoughts on Coming Winter #Poetry #Winter #Darkness #MaryOliver
Advent: December 15 By Vincent H. Anastasi 2022 Peaceful sweeping still the calm come in labor’s wake before transition the painful pressing of life towards death, then — resurrection!
Advent: December 14 By Vincent H. Anastasi 2022 You don’t really think our vulgar presence, pungent smell and uncouth ways have a place in this pageant announced by heavenly choirs?
Advent: December 13 By Vincent H. Anastasi 2022 In the beginning you had to take it on faith; it couldn’t be seen, impossible to conceive, carrying divinity!
Advent: December 12 By Vincent H. Anastasi 2022 No room. No room. No difference between the inns and my crowded heart where worry lodges with fear and that trickster, wealth, checks in.
Advent: December 11 By Vincent H. Anastasi 2022 Huddled round the fire, warmed by more than dying flames, we share our stories and laugh the hearty laughter of the unashamed and free.
Advent: December 10 By Vincent H. Anastasi 2022 Sometimes the business of living robs the season of its sacred joy: Time’s teeming expectancy like children counting the days.