February 2, 2023


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‘Mud In The Crack’ by Ingvar Loco Nordin

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'Mud In The Crack' by Ingvar Loco Nordin

I can put things aside,

put matters on hold,

find reasons not to do anything

about some things;

tell myself

I’ve given someone enough chances,

plenty opportunities,

enough to last a lifetime

…and I’ve stopped thinking

about certain matters

When someone, out of the blue,

tells me to re-engage,

I simply tell myself

that the someone has no overview,

and leave it at that

Studying Chögyam Trungpa

may open a thin crack

in that armour,

but I’m certain I can fill it with mud


© Ingvar Loco Nordin 2022

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5 thoughts on “‘Mud In The Crack’ by Ingvar Loco Nordin

  1. As my old teacher said: “yesterday is past, tomorrow is unknown – now is the knowing” – or words to that effect. A thoughtful take on impermanence well done.

  2. This reminds me a well-known verse in the Buddhism. it explains from greed or desire, lust or attachment arise grief and fear, for him who is free of them, there is no grief and no fear…if you are now going to become free from all the attachments, you will find peace and happiness forever!

    1. Thank you for your comment, Amanda. I have had some very interesting conversations with Ingvar and for sure that point would not have escaped him. Of course Chögyam Trungpa was a Tibetan Buddhist meditation master… he’s well worth reading about.

  3. I have learned from the poem that regret and grief comes when we expect to be given back the feelings and emotions that we share with others. When we feel attached to someone or something we expect that to last a lifetime, but then there is a saying ” Nothing lasts forever”. No matter how much we spend showing and giving someone else attention, if it is not meant to be then it will eventually come to an end. We must learn to live knowing that everything that matters is in the now,the past is gone, the present is here and the future is yet to come.

  4. Every word, every line in the poem is absolutely true and something everyone should follow. I also believe that trusting someone again is like reading a same book again, we know the ending but we still makes our self believe it might change but it never does, it is better to alone than being with toxic people. A great writing ingvar, i felt you are telling about me, ha ha.

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