Monthly Archives: September 2015

Silence-a love note to meditation

Jumbles of monkey-minded thoughts, Each barking and begging– Let them escape Into silence. Breathing into the present moment, Releasing pain and confusion– It all seeps away Into silence. Loving the rainfall of this season, Feeling its soft touch– As it … Continue reading

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Nurses’ Sonnet

I wept away the morning at the shock Of this new disability of age; With you not here, I couldn’t even talk About my need to turn the mental page. I reached for music – could not find my song; … Continue reading

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Vision Quest

Too confused and in-the-world For a Vision Quest, I saw it come to me And I learned to see What had long stood before me: My Angel and Leader With a good bourbon In his left hand Laughter in his … Continue reading

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Promises of Wonder

Last night we stood together Under a blood moon In cool breezes seeing Promises of wonders in the stars All sadness gone to ground Your beard shone silver In the waning light of Promises of wonders in the stars Red … Continue reading

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What I Learned Yesterday (sonnet)

See that hungry person over there? No, not that far away…here, right beside you. Is your best help for hunger just the prayer You utter while your dinner is inside you? Is it only the children who lack food Exciting … Continue reading

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Syracuse

On Sunday morning Last night’s gunshots at an end Wind blowing through trees Sounds like rainfall at daybreak Sleep and work can heal us all

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Defining Joy

Source: Defining Joy This beautiful woman defines joy the way I do. This feeling is why my poetry is the way it is…boring to some, perhaps, but joyful to me and to him.

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Rockets

Long ago we used to watch The night launches of rockets Making a sun of night, Shaking off the Earth, Flying, sailing high and deep Into our childish imaginations. Those blazes and the reply Of ocean waves tossed With bioluminescence … Continue reading

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Natural Sermons

Belief in what’s hidden Grows with the carrots When love tends the garden. Those plain green shells Hide beans painted Magenta and purple- Who knows how? No one knows how Purple the carrots will be Until they’re unearthed. The heart … Continue reading

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Open (tanka)

Windows for birdsong– Deep soil for planting good food– Eyes to see what’s real– Hands, minds and hearts belong, too, Though growing them is harder.

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