Original Instructions 

Springtime – a surge of life force awakens from dormancy full of inspiration hope and energy. The plants and the trees understand and work with the cycle of nature. They do not try to make spring forever time. And they have a process they follow as part of the cycle –  it’s what comes next;…

Moments – Fleeting and Unknown

This ever fleeting moment – a felt sense of eternity. And Forever-ness the nemosis of Now; a tonic we use to numb the mind from the burns from the comet – time.  Yet it is the very constancy of change that gives the flickers that dance across the night sky of our striatum it’s sweet…

An Antidote for the Burdened Heart

Nature has;  Her very Essence is the antidote for that sort of dull burden that accompanies the mind when it is preoccupied with the artificial in its attempt to resist the mundane.                 Tintern Abbey Though absent long, These forms of beauty have not been to me, As is…

Alchemy of Place

Know where are you Know where it is your heart would have your feet be still Know too the lineage of all the stones that crisscross here Keepers of the wells past present and future Joiner of the spells; skyline the hearts suiter  And be for it not Yesterday’s volition today’s future 

Extraordinary Clarity

I came to know my father better in his death than I had in life.  Sad though I am  His Voice still now like the fog wrapped around the pine at the side of the house.  His body a constant spring of mouse trap pains -no more His love of life bigger than this world…

When You Are Old

  When you are old and grey and full of sleep,  And nodding by the fire, take down this book,  And slowly read, and dream of the soft look  Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;  How many loved your moments of glad grace,  And loved your beauty with love false or true, …

Silence

Silence  When it comes from within  And all around you  And if the heart is wide-open Silence receives you; The cadence of such is deafening.  Transcending perception’s ivory and ebony keys  The notes, the thrust and pull – an ocean.  And you find yourself and with no-self while Moments awaken within themselves.  It is this…

You Will 

You will meet God. You will meet God The sign along road Way declared No Instructions were provided.  You will meet God. You will meet God The sign along the roadway announced.  You will meet God. You, will meet God The sign along the road warned.  You will meet God.  You will meet God The…

Windows

How interesting windows can be Windows O you window, measure of longing, refilling so many times as one life spills over and hurries toward an other life. You who divide and who bring together, as changeable as the sea— a mirror, suddenly, reflecting and blending our faces with what we see through you; a taste…

The Open Window

The Open Window I see curtains blow over the bed; A white silky marionette stage.  In through the window my dreams danced And I followed them to this place  Where breeze and composure join at the hip And imagination beams back to the sun.