Rain in May

Rain in May The biggest lesson of today A day of rain and cold and quiet Is to enjoy Yes, it’s the midst of May The time of sun and warmth and flowers and green Yet Those things aberrant are often the very things we need To see our lives in a whole new way…

Grape Vine

Grape Vine I guess it’s good for your work to outlive you It’s good for your DNA to travel on Sometimes I’m not so sure what to focus on Build and work, work and build Live and love, Love and live Maybe it’s all a both and an and I keep coming back to that…

The Center

The Center  The Center is clear Everything that radiates from it Blurs and blurs No color is lost Still the center is clear And all that align with it Even the peripheral Even the immature Even the things never noticed They are clear when they rest at the center So it is with you and…

Authenticity

Authenticity I’m flat on my back Staring at the stillness of the ceiling fan Listening to the noise get greater and greater Feeling the silence envelop me This is prayer of the purest sort This raw exposure below 3 incandescent bulbs Their light speaks vacant emptiness Except “close your eyes and feel the nothing.” I…

Musings on a Sunday (Unfinished)

Musings on Sunday (Unfinished) We often feel we must have something to say We must have this profound wisdom This answer And we must have it now Give it now Know it now   Yet we really live in the midst of a vast universe Unknown Untouched Never experienced   Still we think we know…

California

Originally posted on Songs From the River:
California Welcome to the land of the poppies Welcome to the land of the sun Come in to the land of the waves and the sea To the place where life is lived on In a way where we all get to live it Despite our differences, our…

Etiology

Etiology The source of all my troubles is comparison Comparison always leaves me wanting Or it leaves me full of pride It has never placed me in the streams of peace Never has it put me in the fields of love Never has it let me sleep the night away In dreams of wonder and…

Rose Garden

Rose Garden There is a real hope And it hurts. To lean into it, No, to dive full on into it Is the destiny of humanity  But there within its living form are so many thorns  Painful, hideous thorns Disappointment, disillusionment  Failure, rejection These are the thorns on the roses of hope And they are…

Great Ones

Great Ones There are many great ones on the earth Not because they are known Not because they are wealthy Not because they are influential or powerful But because they care Because they love Because they live life the way a human being lives life Loving one another Loving those that cross their paths Whether…

Winter Blahs

Winter Blahs It’s difficult to write poetry When you’re dead inside Everything is lifeless Everything is irritating I’m not sure how that happens Feeling irritation when you’re dead But that’s when it seems to happen the most Every little thing Is like a huge boulder Dropping on your toes Over and over again In some…

Beautiful

Beautiful Life is beautiful Whatsoever is beautiful is life Transformation is seeing the beautiful In the mundane I love eagles soaring Hawks seeking Falcons diving All of these are majestic and powerful All would agree to their beauty in the skies Yet today the raven Drifting in the wind Falling, dancing, flying In all of…

Right

Right I wish I could be confident I wish I knew The only thing I know Is that I really don’t know But I guess that’s a starting point  That’s knowing a something I look at the sunrise, the sunset In an analytical way What angle is the best to capture this What will be…