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: 
22nd March 2012 - 16th May 2012

 

Sound upon this orbiting around ground

Think a thought of time making wavy purple tinted hay 
   of a midsummer's autumn day, n' wheeling itself round 
   in an excitement, n' up lifting as golden ridges 
   stretching into the morning of fulfilling fragrances. 

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© 22 March 2012 RmSweeney

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Ludwig van Beethoven
Photograph courtesy: http://en.wikipedia.org

Came to me in a single forty-two minute sitting while listening to his 
Sixth Symphony: 'Pastoral' 
I. Happy Arrival
II. By the Brook
III. Merrymaking
IV. Thunderstorm
V. Shepherd's Song

http://youtube/oJoMzp9zzGU

 

 

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A flight light in words

Tapa top tapa top sinking into myself a lot. 
Building up low down keeping me awake 
   throughout the seasons long. 
Phases of phases going through; 
   may it vanish in a few days of nights come true. 
Still to be still all making still is seems to be 
   not exactly what I've been meaning to be. 
So true is truth when a truthful place 
   is in underground heaters awaiting
   to explode in me something profound. 

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© 28 March 2012 RmSweeney


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Mount St. Helens
Photographs courtesy: http://en.wikipedia.org

 

 

Walk in my light

A time has come; the time is here 
   when I can no longer dismiss n' avoid 
   that we have in our humanity a tendency 
   to ambush all that we ever hope to rise 
   to in heights on our journey sublime. 

... 


© 29 March 2012 RmSweeney

 

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More information: http://www.interpol.int/en "Trafficking in human beings"

 

 

 

 

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Born pure

Early Thursday morning, the 11th February 1858 before a cave 
    in the Midi-Pyrénées region in southwestern France.

Many the time have we been enriched by each other's company. 
Place the footnote of all n' any history left out of the loop. 
Here I've been for centuries unseen making myself invisible 
   through summers of waving treetops n' of winters cold. 
Once upon a time of unusual happenings way back 
   in the true memories of my mind nicely found round.

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© 2 April 2012 RmSweeney

Massabielle of Lourdes in the foothills of the Pyrenees, France 
Bernadette Soubirous
Photographs courtesy: http://www.sourcememory.net

 

Until a dew finds us all anew

Now, where shall we begin, Richard of Ireland?
Make me a time so manifestly exuberant 
   that fallen angels will rise to the heavens 
   of theatrical compositions! 
So be it, Patrick as you've so in high 
   exaltation likewise assumed my confidence. 

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© 3 April 2012 RmSweeney

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Sir Patrick Stewart
Photograph courtesy: http://www.allposters.com
More information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Stewart 

 

 

International headship in leadership

Like is like when the hike in prices affects 
   the way you do business in the wide world 
   of everyday familiarity n' surprises. 

...


© 4 April 2012 RmSweeney

 

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United States of America
Map courtesy: http://www.hansengeorge.blogspot.com

 

 

 

My banquet make sweet

Richard, have you ever been in love? 
I've never been out of love, Sylvie. 
Happens upon a day or more to the true 
   the eve of night or the dawn of day. 

...


© 5 April 2012 RmSweeney

With my compliments,

Richard

Sylvie Motte: http://www.facebook.com/sylvieLLM

 

 

Non parlo mai senza

Of ever more beautiful is the beauty 
   of an elegant woman elegantly attired. 
Semplicemente meraviglioso!

...


© 6 April 2012 RmSweeney

With my compliments,

Richard

Antonio Manlio Nieto: http://www.facebook.com/public/Antonio-Manlio-Nieto

 

 

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Snoozy cats, busy bees, n' wispy clouds

To tell the half truth of half truths, 
   nothing is ever what it seems to me to be. 
Seems to me, that the way n' the how, Richard 
   with the older I'm getting into youth is indefinable. 

...


© 10 April 2012 RmSweeney

 

 

Rest awhile to stay sleeping awake

Swallow your pride n' make a place 
   for the supernatural in your life. 
I'm naturally super in my naturalness. 
Arrogance is a place of knowledge 
   for those of the inferiority consubstantiation. 
Make me time in my lantern bottle, n' I'll see 
   what I can do for you come the moon of June. 

...


© 11 April 2012 RmSweeney

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Image courtesy: http://www.forum.tarothistory.com/index.php

 

 

 

Shine in the above ground

Three wakes; three requiems, n' three burials 
   in so many days; wearing me out for goodness sake. 
All through the night stories about the one 
   lying in there in quiet repose in the sitting room;
   stories being told, n' tears n' laughter, 
   laugher n' tears drifting into silences n' prayers 
   carrying us all the way to the morning light. 

...


© 12 April 2012 RmSweeney

 

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Président Michel Soyer du Club des Leaders France

Welcome, Monsieur Richard to my world of leaders. 
Patient skills are the most desirable to be 
   involved in leadership turning over economic 
   concerns to the foreground of a world n' time 
   known but to see the responsibility that makes 
   us feel at home n' in control to a respectable 
   n' effectual degree of our own destiny n' activities. 

...


© 13 April 2012 RmSweeney

With my compliments,

Richard



Michel Soyer
http://fr-fr.facebook.com/michelsoyer

 

 

Sagely Joy

Richard, at that moment I was filled with trepidation; 
I knew something wasn't right, but I couldn't make it out. 
For the previous few days I'd been ill at ease; 
I wasn't sleeping very well at all. 
And the night before the race I'd had a dream, 
   n' in it I saw myself falling at a huge fence, 
   n' I had hurt myself, but I got up n' had kept on going. 
I woke up in a terrible sweat; the straw was drenched. 

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© 16 April 2012 RmSweeney

 

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Photograph courtesy: http://www.dailymail.co.uk (Note the article has almost 600 comments.)

 

 

 

Contentment n' ease, Anne

Can you hear me in mind, Richard? 
Yes, I can Anne, chat away. 
Do you know the other day, when you said 
   to me that you would like to meet up in some 
   lovely street side cafe in a quiet village 
   somewhere in the French countryside?
Yes, Anne? 
Well, I'd like to take you up on that offer
   right now, even as I'm here in this room. 
Let's travel in mind n' be there, 
   shall we, Richard?
That would be delightful, Anne. 
Then it is so as we've said it to be. 

...


© 17 April 2012 RmSweeney

With my compliments,

Richard


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Anne Sinclair
Photograph courtesy: http://www.parismatch.com
Monday, 23rd January 2012
http://www.huffingtonpost.fr/anne-sinclair 

 

 

 

Utopia n' Saint Tropez

Eta to dawn some seven to seventeen minutes.
Turning over n' falling back to sleep; 
   a dream calling me to come see.

...


© 19 April 2012 RmSweeney

Annotation:
Eta - expected time (of) arrival 

 

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Saint Tropez
Photograph courtesy: http://www.holidaym.ru/mel/france/gid_sen_trope.php

 

 

 

A music in it flowing through n' true

To waltz, Richard is to move with the harmony 
   of the love light true calling infinity to a time 
   n' place of our own choosing. 
No one moves without music in their ear. 

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© 20 April 2012 RmSweeney

With my compliments,

Richard

 

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André Léon Marie Nicolas Rieu
Photograph courtesy: http://www.zimbio.com

 

 

 

You'd a choice to be

Spring of 790 Ab urbe condita - 37 AD
In the Mare Internum, a military vessel bound for Italia, 
    n' having left some days ago, the port city of Caesarea 
   of the Roman Province of Iudaea. 
On board is recently deposed Prefect Pontius Pilatus 
   who has been ordered by Governor Lucius Vitellius of Syria
   to go answer before Emperor Tiberius Julius Caesar Augustus 
   for accusations brought against him by Samaritans.

...


Annotations:
Mare Nostrum - "Our Sea" a Roman name for the Mediterranean Sea.
Ab urbe condita - "from the founding of the City (Rome)" traditionally dated to the 21st April 753 BC.
Mare Internum - "the internal sea" the Mediterranean Sea.
Caesarea - the "administrative capital" of the Province of Iudaea.
The city was constructed between 22-9 BC by Herod the Great,
and named in honour of his patron Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus.



© 23 April 2012 RmSweeney



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Pontius Pilatus Inscription
Image courtesy: http://www.cojs.org

The damaged limestone block was discovered in June 1961 in Caesarea (Maritima).
The partial inscription reads (conjectural letters in brackets)
[DIS AUGUSTI]S TIBERIÉUM
[PO]NTIUS PILATUS
[PRAEF]ECTUS IUDA[EA]E
[FECIT D]E[DICAVIT]
The translation from Latin to English for the inscription reads:
To the Divine Augusti [this] Tiberieum
Pontius Pilate
prefect of Judea
has dedicated [this]

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilate_Stone

 

 

 

When the gaze upon me is so delightfully exquisite

Richard, you've a way of looking into eyes 
   that fills a woman with love; love 
   that finds itself enchanted by its own beauty. 
Oft times have I wandered in the childhood fields 
   of my lovely Iran; oh, land of my deeper love 
   running freely n' innocently without 
   a danger at all at all in the world. 

Richard?
Yes, Homayra?
Do you love the world? 
I love people, Homayra; I love beautiful people. 
...

© 24 April 2012 RmSweeney

With my compliments,

Richard

 

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Homayra Sellier
Photograph courtesy: http://www.krop.com/romeobalancourt
More information on Homayra's work: http://www.innocenceendanger.org

 

 

 

By the waters below Gran Pearl's castle

May 19th 1536
Tudor Royal Palace n' Fortress
North bank of the River Thames
London, England.

...

Annotations:
Le Camp du Drap d'Or - The Field of Cloth of Gold - the name given to a place near Calais in France. It was here that a lavish meeting took place from the 7th to the 24th June 1520 between King Henry VIII of England, and King Francis I of France.
Père, je remets mon esprit entre vos mains. - Father, I commend my spirit into your hands. (The Gospel of Luke 23:46)



© 25 April 2012 RmSweeney

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Anne Boleyn
Image courtesy: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar

 

 

Merry Bee

Personal modes of transportation n' me 
   go back for aeons upon aeons of centuries. 
In my lives of living have I own these, 
   n' these to be revealed besides the many 
   the more have I owned temporarily. 
And they did all take me from here to there 
   n' back again without a care.

...


© 27 April 2012 RmSweeney

 

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Merry Bee

 

 

 

I've my journeying to be concerned with

Monday morning, 22nd July 2019
Sitting on a bench across the street 
   from the Palace of the Holy Office,  
   in Rome, Italy.

...


© 30 April 2012 RmSweeney

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Palace of the Holy Office
Photograph courtesy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki
More information: http://www.independent.ie  http://www.associationofcatholicpriests.ie

 

 

 

Countenance the world

Aahlan wa sahlan, Richard!
Richard my friend in the world of way out there, 
   how lovely it is of you to appear on our 
   ever welcoming Lebanon shore. 
A Phoenician welcome; a heart filled Lebanese 
   welcome to you my literary friend of the blessed quill. 
Mariam dear, I'm but of the love light of the morning 
   floating upon the orange fragrant breezes. 

Richard, what is it you care about most in the world? 
I care about love, n' love cares about me. 
How about, Mariam of the Seas of Great Dreams? 

...


© 1 May 2012 RmSweeney


Annotations: 
Aahlan wa sahlan:  an Arabic expression of great happiness at seeing someone.
Alhamdulillah:  Arabic - Praise be to God (in this context for the previous words spoken).
Shukran habibi:  Arabic - Thank you (dear) friend.



With my compliments,

Richard

Mariam M. Hourani
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com

 

 

To have a good laugh is a great thing

Richard, shadows are passing before my eyes; 
   pain I see is multiplying, n' I can no longer 
   lay the blame on desires. 
There must be something new; something that 
   has been long withheld from my point of view. 
Suffering is measuring n' measuring in height 
   n' depth at an alarming rate. 

...


© 2 May 2012 RmSweeney

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His Holiness Dalai Lama
Photograph courtesy: http://dailymaverick.co.za
More information: http://www.dalailama.com

 

 

Kept in memory by words

A person may be kept in memory by their words.

In memory of my friend of twenty-eight years who recently passed away.

Philippe Thiebault late of Souain, France, and Seoul, Korea.
Ph.D. in Korean Confucianism. 

:::

12th September 2011
Seoul, Korea

Dear Richard,

… and I heard from … that you were running for President!
We were astonished.

We think that it would be wonderful for Ireland to have you as its representative.
You have experienced the East and the Middle East, many great cultures and grew up in the Western world.
As we witness almost daily what is needed today in leadership are integrity, moral example, family values, courage to take a stand and to speak out.
Many leaders today are technical experts but cannot really lead because their lives hide wrongdoings, even in religious institutions.

We pray that you make it happening. You would be a voice and a light not only for Ireland but for Europe.

God bless you and your family

Philippe


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Giving n' receiving

Love is at the heart of joy, Richard; 
   joy is at the heart of love. 
To be in love is the love light of our life. 
When I'm happiest I'm in love 
   for that is what it means for me to be alive. 
You know, Richard we can be alive but not living; 
   living has to be of life in its fullness to be found. 

...


© 4 May 2012 RmSweeney

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Meera Teresa Gandhi
Photograph courtesy: http://www.whomyouknow.com
More information: http://www.thegivingbackfoundation.net

 

 

Come faithful cue

Well you know what I mean like, Richard 
   it's not easy being me; no it's not easy being me
   by a long shot, I can tell you. 
I fear n' fret over so many things, you know, 
   even before I get up out of the bed in the morning. 
Sometimes the nights; no, no more often than not 
   are they way way wide too long so they are. 
Thinking I'm thinking I am half the night through. 

... 


© 9 May 2012 RmSweeney

With my compliments,

Richard



 

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Ronald Antonio "Ronnie" O'Sullivan with his son Ronnie
after winning the World Championship
on Monday evening, the 7th May 2012 
Photograph courtesy: http://www.irishtimes.com
More information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronnie_O'Sullivan


 

 

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Long live dignity; dignity forever!

On my carpet with lantern to foot, n' floating 
   of a May dawn on along o'er the Danube river. 
Now coming up on Mauthausen to my right: 
   a small market town in Austria. 
Veering inland with passing o'er beautiful fields, 
   lovely houses, n' endless splendid scenery. 

Seeing what appears to be a runway of some sort, 
   but now knowing it to be something else. 
Yes, it's what remains of the notorious 
Konzentrationslager Mauthausen:
Mauthausen Concentration Camp. 
And there over is the todesstiege; death steps; 
   death stairs, death rise n' fall up out of 
   the Wiener Graben; the granite quarry, 
   n' connecting it with the camp barracks. 

...


© 12 May 2012 RmSweeney

 

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Painting courtesy: http://allart.biz/photos/image/vasnetsov_flying_carpet.html
Photographs courtesy: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/KZ_Mauthausen 
More information: http://www.gusen.org

 

 

To think all this further through

Love finds me lost in a confine of time, 
   n' I don't know how to bring myself 
   back up onto the happy highway. 
Where are you that you're in confinement
   to be found that we may go bring you round? 
I know I don't know, yet I know I know. 

...


© 16 May 2012 RmSweeney

 

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