Thursday, November 28, 2013

Of Color In Color


Curves around and about
the shapes of colors 
moving in circles 
around the walls 
of my inner space 
bouncing like golden balls 
leaning to and fro 
from the amber glow 
of a soft light
catching a slice 
of dark rainbow
in a bottle

Billy Radd
Asheville

Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Eternal Circle


The Eternal Circle

Everywhere runs the Eternal Circle

No stopping, only movement

No regress, only advancement

No ending, only renewing

With beauty even in decay

New life

Lies soon ahead

Billy Radd
Asheville

Monday, November 4, 2013

Way of the Bicycle


Way of the Bicycle

Playing music, dancing, and riding a bike model the Way of Tao.

When you play music or dance
or ride a bike
you are “in the moment”
on the cutting edge of time
like a flying bird, or a swimming fish, 
or a child riding a bike to school.

After you learn how to ride a bicycle
you don’t have to think about 
pushing down with one foot 
while relaxing the other, 
keeping both feet on the pedals, 
running into a curb,
or balancing.

You can do it automatically after some practice
and whistle a tune or talk to a friend
at the same time
without concentrating on 
not falling off your bike.

Following your own life path can be similar.

After you learn how to follow your own way, 
you don’t have to think about every choice
you must make in life.

You can do it automatically after some practice
and whistle a tune or talk to a friend
at the same time
without concentrating on
not falling off your path.

Billy Radd
Asheville