Thursday, March 15, 2012


artwork by Stephen Petroff


Bodhidharma came from the West
riding on the back of a caribou.
He brought me sardines
packed in the ice of glaciers.
He told me that bears are gods,
that birds are songs.
He told me that plants
are great teachers.
He told me to listen to granite.
He left behind relics,
bones and bits of fur,
here in my heart.

Gary Lawless

Thursday, March 8, 2012

postcard from Barcelona

Barcelona, from Montjuic
Photo by Beth Leonard

from the plaza to the hill,
cathedral to the shore,
ramblas, diagonal,
sagrada familia to
montjuic, saturday
morning parrots in the
sun, miro's
constellations, capa's
photos of the war
the graves of Durruti and all these
many more Catalunya
in a warm breeze and down
down to Barceloneta,
to the sea