02.27.17 10:46 PM By John - Comment(s)
Sunset at South Mountain Maryland  Day and night Sun and rain Within the momentary pattern Of noughts and crosses A moment of potential  Arises and recedes.  Burkittsville, Maryland 

Facing Darkness to See Light

01.30.17 12:08 PM By John - Comment(s)
Between sunset and night, rain and light photograph by John Canan

Quiet friend who has come so far,

feel how your breathing makes more space around you.

Let this darkness be a bell tower

and you the bell. As you ring,

- Rilke "Let The Darkness Be A Bell Tower"

For most of my life, I have tried...

A Moment of Heart - Shared on San Juan Island

01.29.17 02:20 AM By John - Comment(s)
Do you know the sensation portrayed by the 1998 Werner Bros. movie, City of Angels, I mean specifically the ending moment where the angels commune with the sunrise in a melodic silence when they replay that scene at the end?  I lived that experience one evening on the rocky coast in narrows of ...

Sunset After Supper

01.29.17 01:45 AM By John - Comment(s)
Sunset under the maple tree photograph by John Canan

A tree in the wind

The wind in a tree

All in me.  

-Author Unknown

All of the “seeing” that anyone does takes place within the self.  What comes in is merely patterns of light.  We organize the information and attach the value, meaning...

I am Nobody and yet...

11.29.16 08:11 AM By John - Comment(s)
  Bethlehem Steel Plant at sunset Bethlehem Steel Plant at sunset photograph by John Canan
I am nobody:A red sinking autumn sun          Took my name away.  by Richard Wright from  "Haiku: This Other World"