Some Solace — In memory of Rebecca Loncraine

Peter Howitt
Nov 2, 2016


Becs, Skybound

Words can bridge so much
yet can not easily reach
into the deep dark place
that we are from.

Only silence and music
can delve into the abyss
and return unscathed.

Yet try we must
again, again and again.

It is the intention itself
that makes
the magical leap
across the space
where words must fall and fail.

Sabbe sankhara anicca'ti.
yada pannaya passati,

Impermanent are all compounded things.
When one perceives this with insight,

Atha nibbindati dukkhe.
esa maggo visuddhiya.

then one turns away from suffering;
this is the path of purification.

Gautama Buddha



Peter Howitt

father, husband, ecommerce lawyer, part-time poet — rushing through the vast astonishment