Homo digitalis | Digital Man

Homo digitalis   /   Digital Man

 

 

Over-wired 

to the world.

 

Under-wired

to the heart.

 

E-volving 

and devolving.

 

Who lives yin-ly

and yang-ly, i.e.

 

actually

and virtually;

 

from restless

plugging in

 

to endless plugging up.

A curious species

 

both spacious 

and specious.

 

Man of this

progressively

 

Expressive-

Regressive,

 

time-lapsing

Moment.

 

 

Colin Goedecke

moving between cityside & countryside

March, 2017 

 

Into the Wild Green Wonder ~ a plein air poem & ode to another Spring

Into the Wild Green Wonder

 

                an Ode to Spring

 

Under Spring’s Wild Blue

Wonder we enter its new

and renewing Green.

Enchanting us round parks

and woodlands, ponds,

hillsides, meadowlands.

Awakening us

through all our years,

all the ages of earth,

all the pages of history,

poetry, mythology.

With its symphony

of daring colors. 

Its delicate flowering.

Its essencing 

of innocence; ecstasy

of purest presence.

Beckoning us

to fall once again 

into the wild green wonder

of its outstretched arms,

like forever young and

eager lovers. 

 

 

Colin Goedecke

in the Loantaka Woods

Morristown, New Jersey

March, 2017

 

Re: Birth ~ a plein air poem for our Spring Equinox

Re: Birth

 

            for our Spring Equinox(es)

 

First breath.

To last breath.

What flows between

is the reveling

and leveling

of living.

The many faces

and found graces

of loving.

The transcendental

moments ~

of great epiphanies,

deep ecstasies,

timeless memories.

The embodiments

of you becoming

even now

ever new,

ever free

to spring.

 

 

Colin Goedecke

on Braidburn Way

Morristown, New Jersey

March 20, 2017

 

Let There Be Lightness ~ a plein air poem for the Winter Solstice

Let There Be Lightness

  

                                      at the winter solstice

 

To dispel all darkness,

all heaviness.

Let there be waxing,

toward all things

lightening,

all things humanizing.

Let the world turn back

to itself anew;

the stopping sun

return back aglow;

hope burn hot

and bright

in eager hearts.

Let us, as Nature’s

creations, remember

its sacredness,

and bring to life

and each other

the great sparks of soul

that shoot and shimmer

within our earthliness.

 

 

Colin Goedecke

at The Loantaka Brook

Morristown, New Jersey

December 21st, 2016 

 

Dreaming in Chinese ~ a plein air poem & reverie

Dreaming in Chinese

 

 

It hasn’t happened yet.

But I wonder

what it would be like

to dream in Chinese.

Maybe induced by

the smoke of lapsang souchong

or fire of rice wine, mijiu.

Would I find myself

standing on a corner

in old Shanghai singing

a song to the moon

in Mandarin?

Buying a bright-throated bird

in the market, maybe

a hua mei to stroll with;

serenade my mornings.

Fishing for mottled carp

from a low wooden boat

on the Yangtze.

Dipping a brush to paint

a mountain landscape

disappearing into the mist.

 

 

Colin Goedecke

Convent Station, New Jersey

May, 2016

 

Early Summer Morning, After Rain ~ a plein air poem for summertime in the City

Early Summer Morning, After Rain

 

 

Stepping into the city

after a nightlong rain,

 

onto cool, wet cobblestones.

 

Into full, floating scents

of moist earth,

thriving green leaves,

the lime-musk

of sycamore bark,

the pale perfume

of a run-wild rosebush.

 

Into quietly inviting feelings

of freshness, lushness.

Everything washed down,

washed clean;

every planting overspilling.

 

Past puddles

in the walking path

all clear and still,

like the reservoir

I circle softly round,

 

but for the ripple

of a bell

from an old churchtower

ringing

the morning hour

across the water.

 

 

Colin Goedecke

Central Park, New York  

July 5th, 2016

 

 

 

 

continue the (r)evolution ~ a plein air poem for our human species, our humankind

continue the (r)evolution

 

 

and (re)cognition, from

 

 

Homo habilis.

Able man

 

to

 

Homo erectus.

Standing man

 

to

 

Homo sapiens.

Knowing man

 

to truer, maybe sooner

 

inner glowing,

outer flowing

 

Homo animas.

Soul man.

 

 

 

 

Colin Goedecke

Convent Station, New Jersey

July, 2016

 

The Road to Kaliskia ~ a plein air poem from Greece & the Aegean

The Road to Kaliskia

 

 

 The ocher earth road

spools down, sails out,

plunges into sapphire,

into the swaying sea.

 

Marble-strewn coves

shelter solitary boats,

sun-blown branches,

slow-swimming bodies.

 

A lyre-wind

plays gently, lyrically

over the waters,

over the wonders.

 

 

 

Colin Goedecke

Kaliskia, Kea

The Cyclades

August 2012

Picnic in the Air ~ a plein air poem for summer

Picnic in the Air

 

 

Where gravity is suspended

by late-afternoon.

Leaving you free to picnic

or frolic past sunset,

moonset,

at any altitude you desire,

on deep cushions of air.

Round an awning-striped

tablecloth spread

weightlessly,

elegantly

with cold, blushing

bottles of wine,

hard and soft cheeses,

cow and goat

from France and Spain;

wildly crusty loaves

of bread, whose crumbs

drift off here and there

on the breeze

to feed peckish passing birds.

Wrinkled olives,

ripe berries,

sparkling water;

bubbling laughter

and languid pleasure

over the floating feast.

 

 

 

Colin Goedecke

Convent Station, New Jersey

July, 2016

Green Clouds ~ a plein air poem from the watery wilds of Alaska

Green Clouds

 

 

 

Green clouds

lie along the surface

of our coastal passage.

Clouds of conifers,

of Sitka spruce and cedar,

shore pine,

hemlock and alder;

that change shape by decades

instead of days;

by generations

of snow and light;

that share the shelter

of their deep-rooted solace

with the water,

the earth, the birds

and sometime-passing men.

 

 

 

Colin Goedecke

The Inside Passage, SE Alaska

July 2009