Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Jeffree Skewes # 28 Bardo Island

No one thing is properly measured
until it's seen in verso
long is but a comparison to short
moment to moment all day these two play

above and below or fact and fiction
between life and death
this second and the next
the Bardo dwells

in the world of duality
there exists a place not quite either
a time to choose or perhaps muse
on the shores of Bardo Island

breath comes in //pause// out it's over
in a flash it's peace or war or write or not
in between is the Bardo
after life and death there is an island

eternity's not a clock

image: Bardo Island – synthetic polymer paint enamel gold-leaf recycled book pages on cotton paper canvas on ply / jskewes


  1. Beautiful poem and art work I love the meditative feel of this:-)

  2. Eternity's not a clock. That is golden.

  3. Jeffree, what a poem and image. On these things I think so much. Thank you.

  4. There is a lovely sense of peace in this poem.


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