Perched

I hope everyone is enjoying their 4th of July. I’m going to keep it short today so as not to distract from the celebrations.  🙂   Perched It must be nice to be a bird Always able to change your perspective Always able to fly over obstacles Always seeing from above   Like love

Against the Currents

Against the Currents I have never felt so much like a salmon As I do right now I realize I am always going against the current I am feeling the strain Always, always feeling the strain   I am closer to the end   Wondering just what is the purpose of this journey Is it…

Writer’s Block

Dedicated to all who are right in the midst of the struggle between life and death… Writer’s Block   I haven’t written   Sometimes creativity sits Like a dark black molded growth Against the side of a dead tree stump   But even that tumor is alive Even that blotch of ignorance Is living  …

The Guardians

The Guardians The guardians tower above They’ve stood here for millennia Silence, stillness, stalwart Awe The oceans have smacked persistent Never stopping, never wavering Yet still they stand their ground Keeping watch, their beauty abounds Keeping watch with their peaks in the mists   I’m not quite sure I’ve known such bliss As being in…

Impossibilities

Impossibilities It is nearly impossible For a poet to walk by a flower And not be captivated Captured by beauty To pause for a moment Or for maybe almost an hour This brevity tends to be the normal for me    

Beginning Anew

Beginning Anew It’s frightening beginning all over again Frightening But necessary Often every day Often every few minutes I have to start again Humbly change course to the new I wish that steady courses were all too true   But alas they are not   Only change is the Rorschach’s blot That determines whether I…

Questions

I have been struggling mightily with writing and with life in general. However, today I realized that poetry can be born right out of that struggle. Writing about not wanting to write conquers writer’s block. So I hope you enjoy this poem today which is a word picture of a wrestling match I’ve been partaking…

The Stone

I follow a blog here on Word Press entitled “Walking with a Smacked Pentax.” It’s a fascinating blog written by James Elkington. He walks about the lands of Scotland, Northern England, and Wales taking photographs and telling stories of the areas he is photographing. It’s a great blog and I think I love it most…

Universe (Microcosm)

By California standards it has been cold and rainy for the last several days. So today, when the sun came bursting out and the mountains decided to show off their new snow clothes, I decided to get outside and make some Vitamin D. I sat down and looked at the ground to see what you…

The Burning (One)

  I live here in this land I was just moving along In the same routine as always Moving, meandering aimlessly along The sky was darkening But it was getting brighter all the same I thought I heard it whisper my name But then I thought I must have been in the narrow hallways For…

Because

  Because Your love brings music to my soul Passion to my doldrums Peace to my chaos Serenity to my wind tossed seas So in gratefulness to my knees I bow And ask you to marry me all over again Again and again And again and again To call you my wife, my lover, my…

Emerge

 Emerge I have stayed in my place Rooted into the deep cool earth Surrounded by design and purpose Yet my branches were barren and cold I felt I might be getting too old And shivered at the thought of the end   But then the daylight grew longer The chill of the night began to…