Saturday, May 09, 2009

Still self

Stillness
speaks with
light and shade
It appears
and disappears
every moment
holding your nose
the self is
all things in ten directions
Do not leave this
do not stay either
a flower in full bloom

3 Comments:

Blogger Michael said...

Hello Pierre,

I am Michael's sister, Valerie. I saw your post today on the Treeleaf Zendo website and I wanted to thank you for your comments, which have brought new people to his blog. Since Michael's death, I have been doing what I can to see that his work continues to live. Next week in New York there will be an exhibit of his East Village portraits at the Soho Photo Gallery. Michael was thrilled when he was accepted as a member of the gallery, but died before he had a chance to exhibit his work. I am also working on putting together a book of Michael's poetry paired with his photographs. One of these pairings has already been published in the collection Contemporary Haibun, volume 10. It is Michael's Jisei, which he posted on his blog on November 15, 2007. Another poet, Bryan Tso Jones, has used one of Michael's photographs of Japan as the cover of his book, Raking the Hollow Bones. Again, I want to thank you for leading more people to discover Michael's work.

Gassho.

2:43 PM  
Blogger Pierre Turlur said...

I am speechless.
Thank you.
take great care.

The bear

3:43 AM  
Blogger Pierre Turlur said...

By the way, Valerie, feel free to write to me. I would really like to share your journey into making Michael's work and art clear and known to the world. Since I started this stupid activity of blogging, I lost two friends that I never saw with my naked eyes, Anu and Michael. These guys, although we never met in the flesh, are very alive here and now.

3:52 AM  

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