Category Archives: NATURE

Souls-tise pantoum


Happy Summer Soul’stise

A pantoum in rhythm  till it doesn’t.

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POPPIES AT MERTHA'S CABIN

A longing day into a short quiet night

This day dressed in grey hides the sun’s light

Colours can’t be hidden in the minds eye

Imaginings of rainbows dance in the fireflies

 

This day dressed in grey hides the sun’s light

No reason for lonely in the shortest night

Imaginings of rainbows dance in the fireflies

Streak like falling stars in the midnight sky

 

No reason for lonely in the shortest night

When nature patterns her grace with abundant light

Streaks like falling stars in the midnight sky

The season of Summer invites us on her blooming ride

 

When nature patterns her grace with abundant light

The long short of your dreams lives in the short long of this night

The season of Summer invites us on her blooming ride

This day of Summer Solstice will not hide in the grey skies

 

The Long short of your dreams lives in the short long of this night

Colours can’t be hidden in the mind’s eye

The season of Summer invites us on her blooming ride

A longing day into a short quiet night

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Earth Day and The MilkyWay


Day 21… napowrimo… a day late…LOL

earth white

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Earth wins in her natures

There is no crowding her

No boxing her in one way

or another

 

One day is not just hers

In the declaration of it

All Days are hers in

the facts of it

 

That Hallmark way of

Proclamation wants for

remembrance in a rush

of printed trees

 

And explicative on the

glory of recycled paper

and non-toxic inks

as some of us

 

Dance the tribal dance

of Earth wellness and

chant for the healing rains

and the end

 

To all that tarnishes

And rapes the beauty

And wonder of this Earth

that will always win

 

She makes generous

Our living on her in her seasons

She give us tremble and rage

because it is

 

How her nature needs

For her beginnings and endings

Her thrive in spite of us

Her thrive for

 

The Love of us who take

Forgetting the giving back

For it is in the giving

that all is received

 

For all the planets in perfect

Sync make sure of this

She is of their family

The MilkyWay wins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Resurrection of Spring… the yearning.


day 20… What do you resurrect?

Ireland in Spring

Pagan roots have settled deep

What is fertile awakens to Ishtar’s call

Meadow dances and moonlit coupling

Seeds planted for the summer’s birthing

 

Resurrection of what seems dead and bare

Only to rise again from the sleep of winter

That quiet peace of rest and darkness

Pushing out and up to the chatter of life’s call

 

Celebration heats the Spring winds

Cycles and passages of starlight dreams

Under the moon of seasons changing

Oh how the Sun calls to life’s greening

 

In bones and cells the hail must be herald

Awakening elements within and all around

Stirring up this seasons quaking return

The fever must be fed for this yearning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Haiku Thursday


day 10.. naPoWrimo

VILLA ROCKS

Haiku Thursday.

In the tidal wave
No trouble in these waters
Going with the flow

Going with the flow
Bodies of water converge
Deeper is the dive

Deeper is the dive
This ocean of feeling raw
The heart bursts open

The heart bursts open
Filling and flowing in love
In the tidal wave

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WINTER’S RELEASE


 

 

FEILD FOG

 

There is a wait still in the woods
Bare of leaf, naked to the wind’s whistle
The carpet of white chill feeding slow the earth
In the melt for Springs release of green

It’s in this wind’s whistle that the smell rises
A damp release from last season’s leafy loam exposed
Given to the Sun in the long linger of winter ending
Heating up roots and wakening the slow flow of life inside

If you stand silent in the listen of life’s resurrection
There is a tremble to the earth to this awakening
As if the roots laid deep in the dark make a stretch, a push
A spasm in the warming earth’s call to return

There is a fever in every Spring coming
The end of winter’s quietude, a heating up, a call to life
That hunger for Sun light, the melt, and the blessing of rain.
The want to be reborn, in the excite of Springs call to Summer

I can smell the soon of it in these waiting woods for green
On this wet path of melting snow, with the wind in my ears
Calling me to my own greening and coming to life.
Releasing Winter’s hold.

 

Day 3.. NaPoWriMo.

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Stewardship and a way to W’Holiness


Day #2… http://www.NapowriMo.net

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There is no ownership with lives and life as we engage them
What lives in breath and light seeks our stewardship
Not the embrace of arms and minds that contract freedom
Restrict the essence of life unfolding as it will

In healthy boundaries laid in equal portion
We find the sweet pulse of hearts uniting
Of cellular memories reminding us of who we are
Of who we have always been when flesh and bone are nothing

More than the earth we mix with rain and sun
In the flourish of life everlasting beyond what is imagined
In the being here for this Earthly moment in a turning Galaxy
Of a landscape of Infinite proportion dancing in the star gaze

How do we own anything when we are already everything?
Stewarding our way for some goodness on this Earthly path
Inhaling each other as we pass in silence in a foreign moment
And you are inside me giving me life with out knowing you

I bow to you that gives me your air for my life in our recycling
There is no way to own you only to steward our journey together
Arms open, mind open, heart open for freedoms sake
In your essence I find mine and may we unfold

In this illusion together pure and W’holy as is the way of Spirit

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A hallow in the forest.


I was remembering a place I lived where five pines were set in the pattern of a pentagram, a star.  When I stood in the center of these woods, the center of this pentagram, I felt the awareness of some magic unspoken yet given without any asking.  Now, I let my imagination take me there in the honor of what remains and is yet to unfold.

white pine forest~~~~~~~

There’s a hallow in the woods

Of white pines and needles

Of sticky sap and cones

Made for quiet in the ritual

of how the nature of things

needs the sacred prayer inside and out

 

The way in is not made difficult

No treachery found on this path

Of this forest that shelters her creatures

Beneath the moss to the steepled branches

All hailed up to heaven in winged flight

 

Take in the inhale in the imagine of trees

Not all have the woods to retreat to

In the minds eye any Path can be made

To the vast anywhere, in the anytime of it.

Made sacred for the intent holy in the hallows

 

Be contemplative from the hearts call

In the meditative center of how green and sky

Bark and twig messages you to the center

In the ritual of how the nature of nature

needs your prayers inside and out for healing

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