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POEMS GROUP 23: DHARMAH
Dharmah - religion, life-code, way of good living, duty

Category 4: Manifestations

Section Index


  1. Insanity
  2. Christian Country
  3. Moment of Truth
  4. Where Now Am I
  5. Perfect Happiness
  6. Looking at the World Now
  7. Life Before You
  8. Happiness Kills Poetry
  9. Tempus Vixit
  10. When I See You
  11. The Big Excape
  12. Syllogy XL: Sescengenti


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Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - MANIFESTATIONS I:
INSANITY
Corvallis, January 15th, 2012 - P#589


insanity's quite often underrated
in fact, some nicest things have seen the ink to paper
under the spell
of alleged insanity:

at least
in these in stances
insanity has been shown
to be the cure for total inanity

if, by any chance, insanity should win,
in the end,
know you should
that sometimes I do quite enjoy that state:
it helps me understand
the relativity
of reality



PJK
January 15th / 26th, 2012







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - MANIFESTATIONS II:
CHRISTIAN COUNTRY
Corvallis, January 23rd, 2012 - P#590






Jesus is working on a Sunday at a Staples in Oregon







PJK
January 25th, 2012 / November 3rd, 2013







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - MANIFESTATIONS III:
MOMENT OF TRUTH
Corvallis, January 25th, 2012 - P#591


we measure truth in moments sometimes
to underline their singularity
their uniqueness on a world of smoke and mirrors
how I wish for things to be simple
and truthful
and kind

the biggest disappointment:
that the world is not as it could be
but as it is

and that dreams
don't make it so

and that all our doings
may just be bouts of inanity
insanity even
fighting windmills
like hurling insults at god
and at nature

do windmills listen?
does god really care?
or nature, the same?

so
in this
crucial
moment
what
do we choose?



PJK
January 25th / 27th, 2012







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - MANIFESTATIONS IV:
WHERE NOW AM I
Corvallis, February 5th, 2012 - P#592


where now am I
in this country far away
two souls in my chest?
no,
same soul, same chest,
different circumstances all
and the I
is torn
and in my head
all places become one



PJK
February 5th, 2012 / November 3rd, 2013







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - MANIFESTATIONS V:
PERFECT HAPPINESS
Corvallis, February 9th, 2012 - P#593


perfect happiness
is lying next to you
regularly
is simply living with you
throughout our days
jointly
and happily

this must never cease



PJK
February 9th, 2012 / November 3rd, 2013







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - MANIFESTATIONS VI:
LOOKING AT THE WORLD NOW
Corvallis, February 13th, 2012 - P#594


looking at the world now
everything gets brighter
everything beaming
with joyful ekstasis
how ecstatic a joy
a beginning a begetting a getting done an arriving on the scene a coming
a there
there
the prairies
the expectations all
hidden
somewhere
in full sight:
you walk high and not (yet) frail
proclaiming that you will do the strangest things
that in the end
looking back at the world now
everything has gotten brighter
everything is beaming
and streaming
and screaming
and screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaming
in-san-i-ty in-an-i-ty
broken up words
dissected
to their best knowledge
somehow,
knowledge now
is already
disturbing the light
making things
so much more difficult
and yes,
here it comes:
the demandment to sleep
how mundane
how in-the-world
instead of out of this world
a poetry embedded
instead of a poetry outgoing (not necessarily transcending)
and the banal
the embedded
the real life
stays behind
after all the hot shots have left
ah-
wait
it is still bright!



PJK
February 13th, 2012 / November 3rd, 2013







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - MANIFESTATIONS VII:
LIFE BEFORE YOU
Portland, May 27th, 2012 - P#595


I had a life before you,
of course.
Yet now, this all seems
so distant
unreal
and somehow, irrelevant:
How can it be
that thirty years
can seem so empty
in the face of just a few:
And yet,
it cannot be said any differently:
it is through love
that we live
so much more
than anyhow else.



PJK
May 27th, 2012 / November 3rd, 2013







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - MANIFESTATIONS VIII:
HAPPINESS KILLS POETRY
Corvallis, July 16th, 2012 - P#596


a love that's found
will let you live
a love that's lost
won't let you die
but kill you over and over again
in your heart and mind
the poet's paper
burns it then



PJK
July 16th, 2012 / November 3rd, 2013







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - MANIFESTATIONS IX:
TEMPUS VIXIT
Corvallis, August 29th, 2012 - P#597


sometimes, it seems, we want so much
and time steals all of it
and mocks us so



PJK
August 29th, 2012 / November 3rd, 2013







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - MANIFESTATIONS X:
WHEN I SEE YOU
Corvallis, October 4th, 2012 - P#598


when I see you
my eyes light up
I am enthralled
by the very thought of your presence
and your being there with me
makes me feel
like everything is good
and complete
and that all I need
is right here
with me
with you



PJK
October 4th, 2012 / November 3rd, 2013







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - MANIFESTATIONS XI:
THE BIG ESCAPE
Corvallis, December 1st, 2012 - P#599


why cannot I
reach the sky
cannot I
simply fly
far away
go astray
live the day
come what may?

should
I
?



PJK
December 1st, 2012 / November 3rd, 2013







Phil John Kneis:
DHARMAH - MANIFESTATIONS XII:
SYLLOGY 40 - SESCENGENTI: DIS/INTEGRATION
Corvallis, TBC, 2013 - P#600


soon



PJK
January 25th, 2012 / November 3rd, 2013





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