Monday, 22 November 2010

"beyond time"

oh wow, oh wow, oh wow!

knock on the door ... rat-a-tat-tat.
special delivery...

"beyond time"

absolutely friggin' perfect. a real book, a real poetry book,
hard cover with shiny printed pages!

the word smith is without words ...

Friday, 19 November 2010


"Strength is the ability to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands, and then eat just one of those pieces."
~Judith Viorst
damn! who would have guessed? thanks for passing this on mike!

Monday, 15 November 2010

situational silence


there is no true silence to be found
on this, our beloved planet
we are surrounded by the hum of nature
and the cacophony of sound
created by our invasive humanity
yet silence waits to be discovered
hidden in the hours of alone
we acknowledge silence in the missing

Copyright © 2004-2010 by Eryll Oellermann

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

happy birthday sweetheart

cheers baby!

sixty nine! today my beloved mann would have turned sixty nine ... forever young.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

mmmmm... i love me some x factor

Matt Cardle sings The First Time (Ever I Saw Your Face) - The X Factor

Thursday, 4 November 2010

"dona nobis pacem"

what is peace?

peace is as elusive as faith.

where will we find peace ... in an absence of anger?

perhaps if we ...

decline the opportunity to feel righteous rage,

allow ourselves to experience gratitude without boundaries.

find the time and desire to reach out, extend a helping hand,
offer our strength, our focus, ourselves.

fall in love with our earth in all her many forms and her

realize that we are no better nor worse, no more
talented or useful than a single grain of sand or blade of

repudiate our selfish sense of superiority.

understand that we are nothing more than an equal part of the

respect the comforts and needs of others. protect the weak.
shelter the young and the elderly.

learn to listen rather than be heard.

practice love without ego.

find the wisdom to understand that i am nothing if i am not

remember that an enemy is only another aspect of the light
within us. refuse to see the darkness, search instead for
the goodness, the loving, pure life energy.

peace may be an impossible dream.

there is no more worthy quest.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

so i lied!

i am totally unable to leave my beloved blogs unattended. perhaps i will write less often, perhaps i won't write at all.
who knows the future, who understands tomorrow ...
life is what it is, an adventure into the unknown, an experience of the now.