Celebration

Celebration Can you sense new dreams arising? Can you feel a radiant hope anew? Don’t you feel there is a new day dawning? Can’t you hear the morning dew Singing a new song? A song your heart has been singing all along Yet it seemed there was no one else to hear it But now…

Mountain of Smoke

I stand at the base of the mountain of smoke No thunder, no fire, no trumpets Just stillness, quiet, wind In the distance soft An ancient flute begins to sing Just stillness, quiet, and wind And the sound of God walking in His garden The opportunity rises again Once again I am given a choice…

Sunset Morning

Sunset Morning I step into another sunset morning Where my eyes are closed And I see the dreams The place where I don’t know what anything means Yet I know that not knowing means everything I hear the rhythms of distant stars They awake the heavens and Dance does meet With the sounds of the…

Glimpse

Glimpse I have seen a glimpse of angels Right here on the porch This morning eternity was in the creek Meandering through time’s torch While those of the highway overpass Went by toward their destinations All the while they still went by The creek moved still in contemplations It always has, it always will So…

Inspiration

Inspiration Sometimes I wait on inspiration to write Sometimes I can’t wait any longer That’s when it is called “work” And work it is Grimacing over every word and idea Fighting off the demons of criticism and lack Wishing that the winds would come Lifting me into the heavens Where everything is easy and light…

Daydreams in Nightmares

Daydreams in Nightmares Sometimes I just stare out the window I get into a place where there is nothing at all Nothing permeating my mind except what is in front of me Even that slips off into a surreal mist I see the birds sunning themselves Drying off after a good bath Finding the crumbs…

Gypsy (Dancing Traveler)

Gypsy (Dancing Traveler) I am aware of the ubiquitous rhythms Which ones do I know? Of which am I aware? Can I move within all at once? Or would my sinews rip and tear? Should I dance the dance of heaven While sitting stable on this spinning earth? Should I swim against the current’s river?…

Catastrophe

Catastrophe This land of mountains high, Rivers deep and cold Formed by volcanoes, earthquakes Violence and storm Such beauty arising from the ashes Such green grandeur From the dark of the black So what is to come of this drought What is to come of the quake The shaking of all our foundations This threat…

Snapped Awake

Snapped Awake I’m sitting at a table Surrounded by women speaking Greek I don’t understand a thing Nor can I get a word in edgewise Nor would it matter if I could For I would be so misunderstood So I begin to drift away I begin to wander, stray I like it here in the…

Stellar Orbits

Stellar Orbits Life has boiled down to 10 million different diversions All set in stellar orbits All just shooting stars A light, an explosion, a fading mist Then a cold and empty blackness Truly drifting through the night If I draw my attention to the beckoning fire If I dwell too long there I begin…