Kenneth Madden

Monthly Archives: March 2011

Hebden Bridge Talk

I really really enjoyed the weekend talk at Hebden Bridge. Remember, what is sought is already all that is- it’s not in a meeting more then anywhere else. It is simply this, simply what appears to be happening. This is boundless, this is complete.

Thanks to Cath and Steve for doing a great job on the organizing and being so welcoming.


Worked smooth and flat by the Atlantic,
layered for a moment to rest
But don’t be fooled the Daffodil’s
have been most unwelcoming.

And the grass is thinking-
Oh, this dream of relating
how wonderfully ridiculous.

Malcolm Holcombe

Middle Third, This Evening

Just a reminder that this weekends meeting is going ahead as planned:
March 26th and 27th
Calderdale Yoga Centre, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.
Check out for more details.

Malcolm Holcombe at the Highway bar Crusheen, Co. Clare 20/03/2011

Malcolm played a fantastic set last night in Crusheen. Organised by the Island Music Club, check them out if you’re in or around the area at
Here’s a flavor

It’s not you that jumps.

Understanding can take you to the waters edge. If you’ve never been in the sea before you may have a good idea of what it would be like, of how the cold salt water would feel on your skin, how it would feel to fall through the air for that short moment before breaking the surface and going under. No matter how clear the understanding is, it’s nowhere the reality of the body hitting cold sea water, heart pounding, goose pimpled skin and oh yes yes understanding is nothing. Understanding can take you to the waters edge but you’ll never jump in. ‘You’ will never jump in.

Done with the Compass.

Wild Nights- Wild Nights

Wild Nights- Wild Nights
Were I with three
Wild Nights should be
our luxury

Futile- the wilds-
To a heart in a port-
Done with the compass
Done with the chart.

Rowing in Eden
Ah, the sea!
Might i but moor-tonight-
In thee.

Emily Dickinson

“I find ecstasy in living- the mere sense of living is joy enough”
From a conversation with Thomas Wentworth Higginson

There is only Energy

“Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another.”
— Albert Einstein

Tear the Sky

Discomfort is a soft
Morning light
Inviting you out
of your imaginary prison.

Hope, a warden-
Reminding you of the imminent
Upgrade you’ve looked
forward to for so long.

What’s that-
Whispered gently? Ahh
yes, you’re right
There is nothing wrong.