- Marian at “Real Toads” asks us to write about “I’m crazy but …“
Form & Notes:
- I am presently reading “Delights & Shadows” by Ted Kooser (Poet Laureate) and am experimenting to use his fine style as the base for my poem — albeit, pathetically! 🙂
- 親子 (oyako): Japanese “parent-child”
- बेटी (beti): Hindi: “[dear] daughter”
- Tschüss, mein Schatz: German – “bye, my treasure”
- 行っていらっしゃい (itte irrashai): Japanese “Go and Come” (see you when you return)
- I have tried to capture this true story with a poem. I am very fortunate that a mind often feels and sees reality in this way. The poem is no exaggeration. I see/feel shapes and people change, I hear my mind speaking in several language [ones I have learned] and the buzz of these experiences can fill my days. But over the years, I have learned that speaking about them is awkward. But that is OK, because they are almost better kept to myself — in my own private craziness.
- I have a philosophy website where I first described this story in prose. I am not a theist, and one of the themes of that site is to remind atheists and theists alike, that even non-theists can have magical, mystical, meaning-filled experiences. The world is amazing without our philosophies or theologies.