Mar 24, 2014

Visions of Love Over Blindness

Love is blind to each one's desires;
Blind to each mind-body's selfishness.

Love is our wider, deeper vision -- blessed
As by, and for, the human, village-Earthly nest.

Love beholds the roots of our wide,
Our deep panoramic, Earth and human self.

Love nourishes and nurtures all humanness and Earthly-ness,
Things, unfoldings, deep and upward, from soul's love-life zest;

Love nourishes the manifold joys of humanity:
Not the bought, stolen, and possessed by insanity;

Sans the greedy, selfishness of persons and elites;
Sans all the Ages and millenia of recycled fights.

Love springs forth the flowerings and fruitings
Of whole human self, communtiy and soul, there, ensueing!

Ask not for whom Love flowers.
For whom Love seeds and friuts the human soul.

Into the winds and soils of the heart,
Love sows Her joys as hearth against the cold!

Ask not for why Love's visions grow in thee;
Deep visions grow that hearts portend to growing free.

Copyright 2014  L.S. Heatherly

Feb 4, 2014

Free Play of Life

Listen, closely, to chirps and songs of birds;
To howls and moans of gathered worlves;
To suckling babes, and romping toddler kids.

Watch, closely; all freedom unfolds in spontaneity.
Growing Love is the one, and only, deity!

Here, on Life's love-play grounds;
Love flashes within Living Nature's bounds!

Feel, Earth-Human-Life-Love grow connected!
Artificial law, through this, will be rejected!

Spontaneity! Life and Love spring!
Here, inter-springing, are Spirits inter-singing!

Mourn this bliss, now, mis-decaying away.
Study, the hitch and glitch of high-tech play.

Study, our Life and Heart away!
Love's blueprints; are being s-mattered away!

Copyright L.S. Heatherly 2014

Dec 31, 2013

Auld Lang Syne, of Soul

Deeply rooted truths, realities,
Comapassion, playings, labors, of loves:

Human commonalities are the commons of humanity,
Perennial, mostly buried, by all civilizations.

Source of all Human Revolutions against oppressions.
Not to be aware of buried, human treasure is easy:

Our primal roots and tubers
Of Earth's eco-family-community humanness!

Covered-over by the highways of personal,
Expedient, career and institutional selves.

Soul artifacts: underneath, national,
Commercial and political selves:

Underneath our intellect-egoselves'
Materialistic, diverse empires of domination.

Not to join in the archaeological dig
For the organismic essences of humanity!

Not to yearn for the respringing and enculturation
Of natural, whole, human self and whole being!

To merely accept the ongoing sufferings
And inequities of the bulk of humankind!

Human life (and being) is not a case
of  "to be or not to be".

It is a case of where and what to be,
And how to be that whatness;

And why to be that whyness.
There in our home of human beings.

It is a case of the becoming of,
And sustainment of, human beings--

Beyond the case of mere
Human organisms remaing alive;

Beyond our brains' and bodies' growth;
Beyond health and life, of our brain-body organisms.

Our human ecosphere-habitat is our where
We journey through our human beingness,

Is where our eco-nature-human being;
Finds what to love, how to love, and why to love.

Should these grown attainments be forgot?
Or, ever be our find!

Copyright 2013  L.S. Heatherly

Nov 10, 2013

Birth of Soul

             by L.S. Heatherly

Soul -- in singing, talking, playing music;
In living, loving, and being human:

Something unbought by diploma's hubris;
Ungained by travel, arts, and science in hand;

Something growing outward, upward and true:
Where yearning stops; Heart throbs; and Earth-love springs;

Enfolding the child, relating love's rule,
Over all Human and Earth brought things.

Soul is mother of family, village, and fairness;
Of bondings, givings, receivings: all this

Old treasure defies the greedy and selfish!
Soul is wonders, splendors, all lovings' sweet bliss!

Soul's a sweet cup, sipped here, in fleeting time;
So unworthy, we, of soul's long presence.

Human heart's vision is Culture's essence.
Soul's decision is pure, ancient, and sublime.

With each arising from our depths,
We are, briefly, born again-blessed.

With each pollution of child's purity;
We pollute, strike short, our futurity.

Copyright 2013 L.S. Heatherly

Sep 30, 2013

Nature of Life

Nature is reckless of the individual. When she has points to carry,
she carries them.
                                                   -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men argue, nature acts.              
                                                      -- Voltaire

The known universe beyond Earth is not hostile, nor is it friendly.
It simply has no feelings, no struggling selections of life, no joys.
                                                                   -- L.S. Heatherly

Nature, with equal mind,
Sees all hers sons at play,
Sees man control the wind,
The wind sweep man away.
                                                               -- Matthew Arnold

Talk of mysteries! Think of our life in Nature-- daily to be shown
matter, to come in contact with it-- rocks, trees, wind on our
cheeks! The solid earth! The actual world! Common Sense!
Contact! Contact! Who are we? Where are we?
                                                         -- Henry David Thoreau

Deep in their roots,
All flowers keep the light.
                                                             -- Theodore Roethke

Give me a spark o' nature's fire,
That's a' the learning I desire
                                                                    -- Robert Burns

Man [has become] a complex being: he makes deserts bloom
plastics, steel, artificial intelligence, many anti-Earth-lifes. He
makes lakes, streams and children die.

Mankind can never hope to see
A living thing more lovely and still free
Than the infant child upon our knee.

Conscious life: the only nature breathing, caring, loving.

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Aug 30, 2013

Pretty Lie

They say a picture's worth a thousand words.
If so, then why do poets write?

Do techno shots on paper and on screen
Lack wht science and art imply they mean?

Is this magic show a seduction without end
To hide some lies on which we now depend?

Does the poet's eye of spirit mind
Refute the eye of science-gadget mind?

Does this condensation of our speech
Reveal some truth that science cannot reach?

Will the poet rise up to defy
The rampage-mind's illusion, that Pictures don't lie.?

Does the spirit-eye go blind
From techno-eye, so prettily unkind?

(from Ch XI of The Last Human Spring)

Jul 15, 2013

Trayvon Martin Trial: 2 minutes = Scalpeled Justice

Scalpeled Justice, Truth, Reality, Court Trial, and Socioculture

The jury and lawyers were given FALSE and UNREAL instructions,
evidence, arguments, and concept of event.  Everyone, in fact, was told
that the 2 minutes of struggle between two men was the the event causing
the death of Trayvon Martin. Jury and all were told:  that  2 minutes was
the ONLY moments to reach a verdict about: a 2 minute incident.

But, in realty, those 2 minutes CANNOT be divorced away from
the preceding 3.5 minutes that created those last 2 minutes. The
physical life-or-death struggle was CAUSED, was created, by:

1. The defendant's decision to violate instructions given him:
"We do not need you to do that." (about 5.5 minutes before the fatal shot)
2. The defendant's 3.5 minutes -- of following, approaching-- and; thereby
triggering(creating) the 2 minutes of fatal struggle.

To scalpel away most of the fatal event-- the causation 3.5 minutes that
created-- caused and made inevitable-- the climax of the full event: this is a
misrepresentaion of the full event as being reducible down to 2 minutes.

The defendant's actions during the opening 3.5 minutes CAUSED
the closing 2 minutes of deathly struggle. As his group told him: "We
don't need you to do that." Nor did Martin and our country need that.

This scalpeling down to 2 minutes makes the full event equivalent to two
men walking toward each other on a sidewalk, locking eyes and, fearing each
other, engaging in a life-or-death struggle: this is NOT what happened. It makes
this event generally equivalent to a drunk driver being found guilty of another
driver's death; when, in reality, his friends (or social norms) assured him,
"you can do it; you can drive; you can make it home."

The life-or-death struggle was created by the behavior of the defendant--
following and confronting Martin!

The defendant created the life-or-death last 2 minutes. And thereby,
created the death of the loser of that struggle.

He created Martin's death in the starting 3.5 minutes that, innevitably,
in time, created the closing 2 minute deathly struggle. There would be
no death-struggle WITHOUT the opening 3.5 minutes!

The closing of an event cannot be divorced away from the event's beginning.

And this event cannot, in reality, be separated from wider events
creating this one! What really, more widely, happened? The defendant
( and those that think, hold the same feelings, hold the same values, and
behave like the defendant) created the death of Trayvon Martin. The
defendant was an agent, one person, acting on behalf of (at least two) particular,
sociocultural pathogeneses, racism and classism(Zimmerman was

The larger, bad news is that we, apparently, won't make it home either!
Because we have forgotten that, humanity, innately, had a home; and have
forgotten where it was, and what it consisted of: community, brotherhood,
the golden rule,

Coptright 2013 L.S. Heatherly

Jun 30, 2013

Exiting Earth! Come In, Earth! Come In!

One Giant Step Toward Colonizing Space!
Looking for Feats Outside of Life(outside Biosphere):
Our Brother's Keeper? Or Psysics-Technology's Keeper!
"Contact, contact, contact!" -- Henry David Thoreau

Technology -- the knack of so arranging the [artificial] world
that we don't have to experience it [the natural world].
                                                                          -- Max Frisch

Earth did it herself! She experieced the miracle of Life's conception herself!
Life did not have to be transplanted from anywhere--
especially not from the unreachable, known universe!
Impregnated by sunlight reaching her carbon and water at the right time and spot!
A spark of life! Transforming just another llife-less planet into the unfolding miracle!
                                                                                               -- L.S. Heatherly

"Life is all there is, let it flower!"                -- John Ruskin and Lewis Mumford
                                                                  (quoted in The Last Human Spring)

"One just might laugh oneself to death at the space station's implied boast, by action, to
Mother Earth, "Look, Mom, what we did! True; they don't really see Mother Earth!"
                                                                                                     --  L.S. Heatherly

"Some scientists (one on PBS) boast that we don't have to worry about Humans 
becoming extinct: We will have self-replicating machines to carry on for us!"
We now create abuses of human life; as science claims it can make
better use of it. We spend much of it creating cyberneticized machines, toys and
robots, hoping they will out-live mortal humans.We are "cool" and indifferently
watch as their employments artfully destroy pieces of Earth-life and Her humanity, in
the name of the supremecy of the individual(ism) and branches of egoism-empire-
sci-technic-commercial-materialistic delusions of granduer --condescending to Earth's
Life, Spirit and Soul. We worship at the entertaining alters of sci-technic arrogant
usurpations of power-- from Earth-life's ecosystems and her masses of humanity.
                                                                                               -- L.S. Heatherly

"Life is an offensive [on Earth], directed against the repetitious mechanism of the universe."
                                                                                 -- Alfred North Whitehead

"The best defense is an offense; and Earth-life started her's fully with two main forms:
(a) individual and species reproduction and (b) natural selection of physical, mental,
social, spiritual and cultural attributes interacting with mutation, and (c) with
 physical climate, ecological and sociocultural climatic attributes."
                                                                                               -- L.S. Heatherly  
"From its first spark, Life went on to conquer one planet, removing it from,
setting it apart from, the life-less known universe, from the unreachable universe.
Earth, through its evolved miracles, especially its self-conscious loving species, is
is a trillion times more phenomenal, meaningful and precious than the known,
unreachable, lifeless universe as we can experience it. More astounding still, educated,
city-fied humankind can no longer, really, reach this wondrous, planet, jeweled with
life and love! They are, now, stranded in civilization as castaways from their
home of yester-time(s) and yester-being(s).
                                                                                           -- L.S. Heatherly

"When Earth-life evolved to social mammalian life, to conscious and self-conscious
primates( human and nonhuman); Earth attained to a sharp, brilliant, wonderful
quantitative difference, as well as a definitional difference, from all known planets.
A trillion times more precious, it should no longer be called a planet primarily. That is
derogatory, disrespectful and insulting to her as home and creater of her many infinitely
most prescious,species of life. She should not be called, merely, or firstly planet Earth.
A planet first in time only; because millions of years ago, she slowly tranformed into
a precious ecophere, biophere, Lifesphere.

We need a debate or stuggle of terms to arrive at a name for our Earth other than a term
denoting her secondary lifeless areas and elements. Yours truly used the term, Earthlifeworld,
some dozens of times in the major work, The Last Human Spring.

Planet, Earth-life, would also be more worthy a name for such preciousness. Surely,
human scientists, social scientists and life scientists that hold the Earth  precious enough,
along with lay people, could bring about this failure of science to make a precious distinction
between Earth and many 1000s of known planets. This misnomer is a major factor in our
long abuse and toxicification of Earth's life and of Her humanity.

We can only do big challenging things if we have the heart to feel they must be done.

We are loosing contact with the Living Earth.
Will our last call be:
Come in, Earth! Come in! 

All human species live through the inspiriations and relationships of the Living
Earth encradling us. Mother Earth has produced-- has created through Earth-life's
evolution-- millions of species of life, many thousands of sentient and conscious
species, and a fair number of self-conscious, social and loving species.

Post Modern, high-tech civilization has not and cannot create any conscious species
capable of ecological interaction and balance. Especially out of science's arrogant,
creative abilities are the sentient, conscious and self-conscious, social, loving species
seen in the gorilla, orangatan, chimp, bonobo and several human species of the past
and our own Homo sapiens.

The last is the species we innately, ecologically, sustainably belong to; but, from which 
we are making our exit -- into an artificial, electronic, cybernetic, digital, robotic, virtual
creature. One marked by decline in naturally, ecologic, evolved senses, as well
as, by arrogance, delusions of granduer and ingratitude to Mother Earth (Gaia),
the only eco-sustainable life-creative system on Earth, or anywhere in the reachable

Unknowingly blind, we are, with escapist excitement, bidding Mother Earth, her human
nature, spirit, being, self-consciousness and natural, human love, farewell. We are
opening our minds and hearts, terminally to artificial, alien, anti-Earth(ecosphere),
and anti-human addictions. Therein, we entice our species along an artificial
pathway, leading toward human decimation/extinction.

Copyright 2013 L.S. Heatherly