Shadows

Shadows Sometimes God speaks through the shadows  – I said hello to the butterfly  But she went on her meandering way I said hello to the brown squirrel  He startled and scurried away  I said hello to the robin She turned and away off she flew I sat on the bench by the cedar Where…

Setting Sun

Setting Sun I was on my evening walk I stopped right in my tracks Two geese ahead were making it clear They did not want me to bring any more fear Into the night of the setting sun The rising moon Their time for flight was much too soon They would rather sit here in…

Live Oak

 Valley Oak I used to dislike you Your disfigured form Your gnarled hands Your thorned leaves I thought you belonged in a horror film The perfect backdrop for darkness and grim – I’ve spent a decade with you – Now I see You are amongst the strongest of trees You stand amongst the wildfires The…

Presence

Presence There are so many things going on  in this present moment  Then those things disappear  but the present moment does not  The present moment is our taste of the eternal  Every leaf that quakes in the wind Every bird that flaps its wings and flies  Every ray of light  It rests in the here…

Prairie

Prairie Life seems so elusive Though it sits right in my chest I look for it everywhere else but there All the advice just seems to evade me I search for good in the music I search for light in the food I search for meaning in the temporal I search for happy in my…

Revoke

Revoke Today is a day of mourning A day of celebration Today my childhood died From youth, a liberation From fantasy, fallacy To life, reality From hopeful nonsense To quiet trust I think I may I think I must Keep leaning into this moment This moment right here with me No past or future liberty…

All Encompassing

All Encompassing Love is the greatest of delights,the most unconscionable of painsIt rides mighty horses across the universe’s plainsAn all encompassing sea of stars and planets and spaceQuarks and mesons and traceLove is the reason why I breatheThe reason why I dieIf love was not in the midst of my being,here In meaninglessness I would…

Singing River

Singing River I often read great poetry Then first cry out a woe is me I can never seem to attain to such beauty Such wisdom So dark disdain is born from comparison An offspring I need to cast in the river – Here I stand on the shore The river in motion Quickly heading…

The Voice

A blast from the past. Something I wrote seven years ago that I thought I’d share. Hope you enjoy 🙂 Voice I dream of days, I dream of ways Where I do not have to enter into this incessant wandering This amassing of graves between worlds of reality and fact And the realms of reality…

Unless the seed….

Unless the seed… Remember your passions First I have to find mine Those things that made me come alive Now are dead and gone It isn’t age that’s passed me on It’s living life itself – I found this book upon a shelf Just sitting there, dusty, old Yet still it had life deep within…

Raven

Raven For so long For far too long I have dwelt amongst images Ghosts Imaginations of my own making Without a voice Without another opinion And we all got along just fine But after all these years I see this wine Has been poisoned with the art of sorcery A deep magic has consumed my…

In the Beginning

In the Beginning If one is supposed to write what’s inside Then how does one write emptiness? How does one write vacuous? How do you write nothing and void? – It seems that is what is always at the beginning – The greatest power hovering, hovering Humming, singing Music is always in the midst it…