Category Archives: Poems

A poem by Richard Geller with or without commentary

We Depend—Richard Geller

We Depend We depend upon each other And this earth for everything For everything we have For everything we use or consume For all that makes life possible And worthwhile Nor should we take each other Or this earth for … Continue reading

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As Soon As The Words Start—Richard Geller

As Soon As The Words Start As soon as the words start Another story has begun An inevitable Byproduct of syntax And because we Mostly believe The stories we’re telling We can get trapped Inside them Bewitched By them and … Continue reading

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The Path Again—Richard Geller

The Path Again There is a moment When you realize For the first time That for all Intents and purposes You know nothing And all your beliefs Are mostly in the way Of your ever knowing Anything About what You … Continue reading

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Watching

Watching Watching the Branches Then the Leaves Barely Flutter In the Slight breeze It occurs To me To remain Still For A while Just like That from True Worldly Things by Richard Geller Share on Facebook

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An Old Man Sat By A Pond

A story/poem for this beautiful May morning… An Old Man Sat By A Pond An old man sat by a pond in perfect stillness and not a single thought arose in him to disturb it. After a while, a perfectly … Continue reading

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Awakening

Awakening Startled constantly This spring By its beauty Almost As if For the first time An exceptional season Perhaps, or Some layer of preoccupation Dissolved without My noticing, Recalling That ancient blessing May you walk in beauty Discovering That we … Continue reading

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Could We Go One Day

Could We Go One Day Could we go one day I wonder Without telling stories? Consciously or unconsciously From morning till night We go about telling stories From the price And relative sweetness Of strawberries this spring To the failure … Continue reading

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This Week

This Week This week I’m wrestling With the idea Of engagement With the world Specifically Where one chooses To put one’s attention And why Ethnic cleansing between The Kyrgyz and Uzbek Broke out this week In Kazakhstan A neighbor tells … Continue reading

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The Power Of Stories

The Power Of Stories I’m not coming to your house tomorrow I’m not coming ever again ‘What have I done,’ you wonder, ‘That I should say such a thing to you?’ Is it shock Or hurt mostly That I see … Continue reading

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Personally—Richard Geller

Personally Personally I don’t entertain beliefs Any more than is absolutely necessary— The problem with them being They rarely perform as advertised And may in fact more often Blind us to the truth than reveal it Today I’m told a … Continue reading

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