Wisdom's Way to Wonder 

Sharing my ongoing journey of self-discovery.

Fictional ~ PHILOSOPHICAL ~ Dialogues

All dialogues are contained in A Green Desert Father
Please note that the photographs/images/paintings below are not carried in the book.

 

Samples from my ongoing work.

Time frame: 
17th January 2012 - 21st March 2012

 

In a garden of the palace strolling with Her Majesty

Wisdom's Way to Wonder?
Yes, Your Majesty? 
Wiseoneder, 
What say you of days and nights?

...


© 17 January 2012 RmSweeney


 


Héléna de beauté complete

When I gaze upon thee my light is renewed; 
    my heart carried away to a glorious day 
    when we once strolled along the shore of a sea sublime. 
Hold my beauty in your eyes this morn 
    for the blessedness of Parisian tunes 
    tremble nimble in my ears 
    to our time upon the Sahara Nile
    when westward it flowed into the Atlantic wide. 

...

© 3 February 2012 RmSweeney

With my compliments,

Richard

Inspired by Héléna Compper's wonderful portrait photograph 


 

40th Birthday

Forty hours, forty days, forty months, n' forty years 
    bringing to Crown Princess Mary
    glorious cheers.
And may her time of such graces in abundance be,
    ever multiplying themselves, for all to see.


© 4 February 2012 RmSweeney

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Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
Photograph courtesy of Royalcorrespondent.com

Ubertas et Fidelitas

Smile in your eyes rolls into my heart 
   as a fragrance ascending to the sunlight. 

Love is in the beauty coming through 
   with the touch of the landscape 
   leaning into the misty sweetness 
   of a harmony dancing pleasantly 
   through the ancient forests 
   of my island home. 
Far away be ever near in my heart it be.
Ubertas et Fidelitas. 
See Cradle Mountain in my dreams.

...



Annotation:
Ubertas et Fidelitas. "Fertility and Faithfulness" the motto of the island of Tasmania.

© 13 February 2012 RmSweeney

With my compliments,

Richard

{40 ans de la princesse Mary de Danemark: nouvelles photos officielles}
http://www.noblesseetroyautes.com/

 

 

Sometimes we're alone in a wall

Sometimes we're alone in a wall 
    making no headway at all.

I've been shut here now for quite some time; 
    more of a quiet time of it lasting way too long.
Have you seen me ever open in a day of your lifeline?
Not that I can recall, maybe I did when I small.
Perhaps in a previous time of my line I did. 

...

© 8 Feb. 2012 RmSweeney

With my compliments,

Richard

 

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Inspired by Mark Sean Orr's wonderful photograph: "Santuario" © Mark Sean Orr 

 

 

Rest in sleep that's fully awake 

Eager I am to see; eager I am to see truths 
    over time revealing themselves to humanity. 
Still be the night of the flight of the rare seed 
    coming in over the golden horizon of tomorrow's 
    furrow opening itself wide to the conclusion 
    that somewhere in between cause 
    n' the subordination of effect there is much 
    now to do beyond my fourteen thousand 
    transcriptions in the shelved wall. 

...


© 9 Feb. 2012 RmSweeney

 

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Edgar Cayce
Photograph courtesy: Newspaper.li

 

 

My parents they taught me well to be 

Tall ships racing through the waters 
    calling me in my sleep; 
    making me want to leave behind everything I hold dear. 
Hills of my fathers n' valleys of my mothers 
    the sea is calling me, 
    n' I must needs be to go n' roam. 

...


Annotations:
Éire - Gaeilge for Ireland. 
Oileán na mBeo - Isle of the (ever) Living. (herein meaning the Isle of Éire)
Go raibh míle maith agat agus slán go fóill. Thank you so much (for listening to me). 
(And) be in good health until (we converse again).


© 10 Feb. 2012 RmSweeney

 

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Photographs and background courtesy:  Birgu Local Council, Citta Vittoriosa, Malta

 

Being of a Parzival in kind

Catch me if you can whistling 
   in the grove over by the river. 
Touch the hand of the foot that builds 
   mountains out of furrows in plain view. 

...


© 14 Feb. 2012 RmSweeney

 

photo

Matthias Stormberger
http://www.scribd.com/doc/33938286/Matthias-Stormberger

 

 

A sagely feminine dreamy touch

I see myself in the cosmic dimensions of taken away layers 
   unfolding themselves in my sanctuary. 
I hold to heaven no arm save that of the unfrosted unicorn 
   prancing about in the fragrant fields. 

...


Annotations:
Baktun - according to the Maya Long Count Calendar, a period of 144,000 days, equal to 394.26 tropical/solar years.
Jabal al-Sheikh - Mount Hermon located for the most part on the Lebanese-Syrian border.
Nehar haYarden - River Jordan
San Sebastián de Garabandal - a village in the Peña Sagra mountain range of Northern Spain.


© 15 Feb. 2012 RmSweeney

 

photo

Michel de Nostredame
http://www.nostradamusthefacts.blogspot.com/

 

 

Smile in the wonder of time

Richard, you make me smile in the wonder of time. 
Pleasant is the love that caresses the new moon 
   in the half door of the future. 
Can I hold your hand; can I walk with you 
   in a forest of daffodils growing as high as 
   the oak n' the poplar? 

...


Annotation:
La Concepción - The Botanical and Historical Garden of La Concepcion in Malaga, Spain.

© 16 Feb. 2012 RmSweeney


With my compliments,

Richard

Natasha Romanov:  http://www.facebook.com/natasha.romanov

 

Balancing raindrops on your fingertips

Sitting in a railway station in the pouring rain 
   feeling lots of pain. 
'No pain no gain.' someone said.
Not sure if such words can be true to form 
   when all you can think of are the faces n' smiles 
   of the blessed ones that are now with us no more. 

...


© 18 Feb. 2012 RmSweeney

With my compliments,

Richard

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Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway
Photograph courtesy: http://www.hola.com

 

 

 

You were stronger than me

Tuesday, 1st June 1943
An in-flight conversation en route to the Berghof.


Herr Mc Sweeney von Irland, 
   what do you want from me?
I want to know why you let yourself be lost? 
Lost? Rather I've been freeing n' finding myself. 
You look at me as if you n' I are different. 

...


© 21 Feb. 2012 RmSweeney


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The Berghof
Photographs courtesy: http://www.ww2incolor.com/german_leadership

 

 

Let Richard be great in heart n' mind

Bismillaah ir rahmaan ir raheem.

Majestic is the beauty within me, 
   unfolding itself to the eyes of your heart. 
Open me closed; read me shut 
   that I may speak to your fountain of sacred oil 
   fragrantly brimming itself over 
   into your cup of sublime truth. 

...


© 23 Feb. 2012 RmSweeney


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Holy Qur'an

Photograph courtesy: http://www.columbia.edu

 

 

In the presence of ourselves

Richard?
   Greta?
   Riicchard?
   Yes, Greta?
   Riiiccchard?
   Yes, dear Greta?
Do you love; do you love life?
Yes; yes, I do. 

... 


© 24 Feb. 2012 RmSweeney

 

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Greta Garbo
Photograph courtesy: http://www.listal.com/greta-garbo/pictures//4

 

 

A passion burning within their hearts

Size over size keeps coming back to remind me 
   of the last time we met in ripples of the Tiber. 
I hear you've been heard by an audience descending 
   to the chamber down the corridors long. 
We have; we have n' it's truly amazing 
   what can n' can't be done with people's lives. 

...


© 27 Feb. 2012 RmSweeney

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The Papal Altar & Baldacchino

Saint Peter's Basilica centers around the Papal Altar where only the Pope celebrates Mass. Rising above the altar is the baldacchino (95ft/29m canopy), Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini's masterpiece and first work in St. Peter's. The ancient tomb of St. Peter lies directly below the altar.

Photograph courtesy: http://saintpetersbasilica.org

 

 

A community of compassion

Rwanda, Srebrenica, Fallujah, n' now Homs, 
   what in the name of - is going on?

Sovereignty as a right of the mighty?
Sovereignty as a responsibility of the greedy?
Shady announcements; opaque legitimacy.
Where does the likes of OPEC n' Wall Street
   figure into all of this?
From São Paulo to Mumbai,
Moscow to London; 
Paris to Beijing who is treasuring 
   all the ching ching? 

...


Annotation:
R2P - Responsibility to Protect:  http://www.responsibilitytoprotect.org/

© 29 Feb. 2012 RmSweeney

 

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United Nations Headquarters
Photograph courtesy: http://www.un.org/

 

 

To be uncluttered expressions of living truth

Of a dawn in early spring, beheld I, Bijan 
   strolling n' chatting away with Omar Khayyam 
   along a shore of the beautiful Caspian Sea.

...


© 1 March 2012 RmSweeney

With my compliments,

Richard



Bijanhttp://en-gb.facebook.com/people/Bijan-Artafilms/

The Art of Independent Filmmaking: http://www.artafilms.com/
"In our philosophy no project is too ambitious or too small and no place on earth too remote 
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Needing to be painted as floating breezes

Golden morning falling falling into sunshine, 
   laugh to the trees in my mind all a living!
Straw hatting the sun of the heart 
   is most pleasing to me, Richard. 

...


© 2 March 2012 RmSweeney


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Vincent van Gogh

{Self-Portrait with Straw Hat}

Paris, in March-April 1887
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

Photograph courtesy: http://www.marshyframe.com/

 

 

Mrs. Battered of Turnkey

Richard, I desperately need to talk to you; 
   talk to you of my life between bladed fists. 
Hold you your time in pleasantness for another day, 
   for this moment I need to talk to you on behalf 
   of the millions of women like myself the world over; 
   more the world under n' hidden away. 

...


© 5 March 2012 RmSweeney

 

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In your own mind

Light the darkness for I need to see brightness 
    coming forth from beneath the ocean floor. 
Bend the full filling moon to me soon 
   as the future is hastily making its way into the past.

...


© 6 March 2012 RmSweeney


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Photograph courtesy: http://www. ketiltrout.net/

 

 

 

Ich bin Ihnen sehr dankbar

Lay the time of absence since the when 
   of our first coming into each other's view. 
Place the concerto of the muse in the limelight 
   of unexplainable humour which you must be 
   with the flower on the petal of the bloom 
   that is in tune with the communion 
   of the union finding its first steps. 

...


Annotations:
Ich bin Ihnen sehr dankbar - I'm very grateful to you.
Alsergrund - a district of Vienna, Austria. 
Schneeberg - Schneeberg (Alps), in Lower Austria.
Richard ein Licht - Richard a light


© 7 March 2012 RmSweeney

While listening to {Piano Concerto No. 21 - Andante} 
Performed by the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra.
Click on the painting to listen.

 

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Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Photograph courtesy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfgang_Amadeus_Mozart

 

 

A well kept Prussian garden

1787 En route to the Crimea.

Your Majesty, this is Richard the Celt.
Culture; culture, Richard is what gives us 
   dignity, pride, n' endurance. 
See this great land; this mighty land?
Before I came it was starved for culture. 

...

 

© 8 March 2012 RmSweeney

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Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg
Empress Catherine the Great of Russia
Photograph courtesy: http://en.wikipedia.org

 

 

All any man

Richard, by, Bismillaah ir rahmaan ir raheem, 
   do I begin n' end everything I do. 
Desert breezes give me the greatest of mind ease; 
   sitting in the wide open spaces without ever 
   reaching an end to my view. 
The Arabian Desert is my home; Mount Hermon 
   n' all the way down to Byblos is also my home.

...


© 9 March 2012 RmSweeney

With my compliments,

Richard

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HRH Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud
Photograph courtesy: http://www.kingdom.com.sa

 

 

Integrity n' finesse

Buenos días, Bonjour, n' How do you do, 
   are the most pleasing of salutations, Richard 
   when I'm with meeting my clients. 
I'm the first real estate they will see; 
   the first impression of what is to come 
   begins with the person of me. 

...


© 12 March 2012 RmSweeney

With my compliments,

Richard

Ruben Perezhttp://www.facebook.com

 

 

In the playgrounds of time

Trees in the golden breeze are calling me 
   to a sacred isle of the sea. 
Fair be the charm that delights in giving love 
   to the surrounding heavens of my heart. 

...


© 15 March 2012 RmSweeney

With my compliments,

Richard

Kathleen Bailey: http://www.facebook.com

 

 

Rain droplets on the clothesline

Rain droplets on the clothesline 
   always make me smile, Richard. 
Love gardens; love clotheslines in gardens.
Something about them gives me 
   a wonderful feeling about life. 
The fresh smell of newly washed clothes, 
   n' the lovely fragrances of a garden 
   after a misty shower fill me with childlikeness. 

...


© 20 March 2012 RmSweeney

With my compliments,

Richard

 

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Chancellor Angela Dorothea Merkel
Photograph courtesy: http://www.en.wikipedia.org

 

 

Too noble n' dignified

Confucius confusions, n' first create the illusions. 
Summer in Shanghai, high in the Swiss Alps 
   calls me a delusion coming through 
   on the east side of the Danube. 
Make further recall to confirm on which side 
   of the Atlantic the Pacific is located. 

...


© 21 March 2012 RmSweeney

photo

Members of the Chinese Communist Party leadership
Photograph courtesy: http://www.spiegel.de 

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