Archive for the ‘Education’ Tag

Scratching the Surface   2 comments

There is a miracle here: that human minds and hearts continue to meet in remote rocky ravines, reaching one another across the grand span of thousands of years. Solid legacy.

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Prayer corridor
Rivers of rock stitch the land
Ancient outpourings

Ivory Tower   Leave a comment

Ivory tower

Here on campus

Reflecting on young spring flocks

Adrift in the field

Posted May 8, 2015 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Higher Learning   Leave a comment

 
Sighted at eye-level, OSU campus
Willamette Valley, Oregon
 
 
Bark Art
 
 
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I walk to the tree planted by people

For its shade and its flourish near old walls of learning

Where hurries and worries bypass its message:

     Offer your moment, your heart-work of beauty

     Give and live freely, see and be fully. 

Yes.

Posted November 23, 2014 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Lessons at My Feet   2 comments

Death Valley Dunes, 2012

Dropped by tides of sky after eons on the mountainside,

Collective spheres of wholeness, perfect pieces of the Greater Sweep telling us why we are here.

Every silver-gold bit of sand, every dune, cloud and whispered heartbeat

A note of finest Melody

Posted August 25, 2014 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Weaving with Light   Leave a comment

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Cloud-light gleaming like 

stars and planets when the world’s

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Posted May 15, 2014 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Elemental   Leave a comment

Geology Lesson for the Soul

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                                                                              Rock, locked in crystalled silence,

                                                                              Ironic leanings—discernible, changeable

                                                                              Repeated brushes with chummy unknown

                                                                              Planetary renewal

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Posted April 12, 2014 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Bridging the Marshlands   2 comments

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Pressed by a swallowtail’s fluttered flight, chased by my teacher’s rollicking praise–buoyed, bullied, charmed, ignored–my slatted path bent left, leaned right, fell true, flew wrong, was tossed by gales and feathers and hugs,  a crazy, crooked, imperfect line, like aimless ivy with nodding leaves, its moving target emphatically me.

Posted November 8, 2013 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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