Mythos & Marginalia

life notes; flaws and all

j.g. lewis

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a daily breath...

A thought du jour, my daily breath includes collected and conceived observations, questions of life, fortune cookie philosophies, reminders, messages of peace and simplicity, unsolicited advice, inspirations, quotes and words that got me thinking. They may get you thinking too . . .

cloud songs

        Our paths shift, circumstance and
              attitude shaping our trajectory.
   The company we keep alters both
       our outlook and destination.
           We are where we are
        mainly because of who we are 
                          and whom we are with.

 

04/16/2024                                                                              j.g.l.

Mondays are just young Fridays

A wish for words more delicate and 
refined will only lead to
an unnecessary edit, constrained curiosity,
and a smudge of indifference.
Emotions scoured from the page,
its patina reflective now of a chaotic mind, 
you are no longer (or never have been) 
satisfied with what is there.
Speaking freely, nowhere near the truth, 
a humane reaction may not be soothed.
Not always. No matter what.
No longer plain and simple. Perhaps
it never was?
You question the questions.
The flaws in your self can only add up
to a greater expression of your being.

04/15/2024                                                                                       j.g.l.

 

April is Poetry Month
flaws and all

 

damn truth

We do not touch the money, now
only digits on a screen. Ingredients
in our foods unknown, or what
scientists contribute to the scheme.
Price at the pump keeps going up,
still our cars can’t seem
to get enough.
Politicians are not worth knowing, or
deeds in which they partake, sin or
scandal widely-known, we
elect them anyway.
Damn truth be told,
between utter lies; they won’t salute
the dead, so many innocents die.
We won’t wash our hands, but
still waste the water
and share the blame.
We don’t care if we don’t want to,
our days continue just the same.

© 2018 j,g, lewis

I'm like a pencil;
sometimes sharp,
most days
well-rounded,
other times
dull or
occasionally
broken.
Still I write.

j.g. lewis
is a writer/photographer in Toronto.

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Canadian Music

Posted on June 29, 2019 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

The Canada Day weekend: three
days of rest and relaxation. I’ve got
nothing planned, but enjoying the
sunshine, some barbecue and beer,
Scrabble, and the fine music of this
wonderful country.
I’m looking forward to a Toronto
Symphony Orchestra matinee on
Sunday (you simply can’t beat a live
performance), but yesterday I began
dipping into my record collection
and selecting some of the great
Canadian albums I’ve amassed over
the decades.
This is my all-Canadian weekend, a
celebration of this country’s culture.
There is a wealth of Canadian talent,
and music has long been one of our
greatest exports.
I’ve been flipping through my vinyl
and compact discs, and playing the
stuff that strikes a chord. There is
always memories in the music.
I’ve been posting album covers on
Instagram as I go:   jg_lewis
I meant to post more last night, but
simply got caught up in the music.
Drop by my feed, and let me know
about the Canadian music that
appeals to you.
Enjoy your weekend, as I will be
enjoying mine. Turn it up!

06/29/2019                                             j.g.l.

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