Lightly Child, Lightly.

What I want is the other world in this world. What I want is the way up and the way down, the way in and the way out. What I want is the poem that rears up like a mythic creature from the dark place of origins, only to transform into the holy, unrepeatable faces of the living. What I want is the mythic wings still thrumming inside them.

—  Joseph Fasano, from “Supernovae and Dark Stars: Some Notes on Universality in the Lyric Poem,” American Poet (no. 50, Spring/Summer 2016)


  • Photo: DK – Moon @ Daybreak. 6:18 a.m. Wednesday, October 20, 2021. Cove Island Park, Stamford, CT.
  • Quote via Memory’s Landscape
  • Post Title & Inspiration: Aldous Huxley: “It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.”


  1. ethereal and lovely

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  2. Ohmygosh, David. What a fantabulous photo. You are such a natural and wonderful photographer.

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  3. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    That and more!! … “What I want is the mythic wings still thrumming inside them.” – Joseph Fasano, from “Supernovae and Dark Stars: Some Notes on Universality in the Lyric Poem,” American Poet (no. 50, Spring/Summer 2016).


  4. Love the quote. Feel the words, the heartbeat, and the sense of magnificence and yearning.

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  5. Another amazing photo I’d love to keep…but in nature, we can’t “keep”! Thus so appreciate your constant offering of varied beauty. I’ve been watching that full moon the past few nights, but what a view you found! Fasano probes what brings us closer to what we yearn to be a part of…

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  6. (now that my posts come out automatically, I can’t erase the “Ph.D” …only used that on Word Press when I was writing about some of my work…how to remove it for other posting?)

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  7. aminarehman says:

    Amazing really.I am new on website but hope so i will be able to perform my best like you.

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  8. What he desires is what all men and women desire. The answer to the questions: Why are we and who are we? The answer to these questions is in that other world. The veiled explanation of those questions is in this world, should we be humble enough to embrace the concept of faith. But, as St. Augustine says: ” To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”

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  9. The perfect moon listening to all the whispered wants…

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