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it’s every other days these days..


Setting sun on a Blue Moon rising

Setting sun on a Blue Moon rising

It’s every other day these days

when days blend into each other

in the other way the mind plays

out the way of the dance of age as it

weaves a little faster, a little faster

 

So, it’s every other day these days

in the get to it of the way some rituals

yawn and stretch out in this new say

of how it might go and then again not

of the way the bones creak and the neck

 

Finds it sag and the crow flies along

eyes that have seen decades of coral skies

and gasped at the Milky Way making

night caps in the cup filling and pouring out

in the hush of love and tears of sorrow

 

Of when we did the clever sash-shay

with youth a blush and wink laid out

on moist sheets tossed over the sprawl

of naked lust in hungry repeat of

never enough, in the never ending play

 

There is sweetness to the remember

with the every day occupied by the

sooth of age and the settle of wrinkles

that don’t iron out and the map of veins

surface to display the long winding journey

 

Eyes adjusting to the new light rising

and letting every other day be fine

Wise to the fact that perfect is imperfect

slowing down in the speeding up fits

the pleasure of aging wisdom

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BACK TO THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE


Resting back in the Center of me.

Settling into my breath

Letting the wholeness fill me up

The Universe is unfolding

PATH TO GALAXY

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History makes her weaving ways into my present.

Suckles on my fears and weakness.

I have rocked this baby before.

I can’t drowned her, or smother her

I can’t shake the pictures out of her head

 

I remove her from her cradle of lies

I raise her to the Sun and Moon

in an ‘All Hail great Universe’

lay her on a bed of mossy green

under the bluest sky there ever is

and chant her stories of beauty and grace

of life that has no death and love that knows

no darkness in the forever after.

 

I let her suckle on the breath of love

In a world of kindness and joy

I sing her to sleep in the dream

scape of infinite possibilities of

great goodness made manifest.

I remind her that there is only Love

in the eternal Oneness of Spirit

 

She is her own spirit

on a human path

finding her moments

 

 

 

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remembering what needed remembering


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The path home is so unlike the path through the trees

and ferns, the intense voice of green calling up

all and every bit of lush and bloom. Up and

out for Spring’s few weeks of rising in her

Northern exposure.

 

The last of the trillium bent down to give

her final breath to earth till her next year.

While the poppies make a field of orange

and purple heads up to seek the sun

in it’s path across the northern sky.

 

I made words to stories of childhood amidst

the quiet of this place of Clearing and creating.

Feeling the spaciousness beneath forest wild

with the dappled blue of sky and the floor of

hungry life rising green for the carpet

 

Childhood didn’t know this place.  I held her

hand as we walked the paths, sat together

in an arbor of green, inhaled the wonders

of how those days brought us to these days

We remembered what needed remembering.

 

 

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A life lived has so much breath to it.


I dedicate this poem to Norb and Jude.

norb and jude

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A life lived has so much breath to it

Millions of gasps of surprise

The pants of  anxiety

The hold on of disbelief

The hunger heave of desire

The whisper of holding silence

Bellows of breath for cheer

Moans of air between sobs

A life lived has so much breathing

with out much notice to how

the inhales and exhales are

moved by our moments crowded

by another moment of joy of

sorrow, of silence, of love, in the

unexpected expanse of engaging life

as it comes and goes like breathing

in and out. Breathing in and out.

Till the last breath struggles out

and lays it wisp on the bare shoulder

of the one you love, a kiss good bye.

A life lived has so much breath to it.

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THE GREAT UN-KNOWN


PATH TO GALAXY

Brought here by the Great Unknown

Flipping through infinite space

Like I knew where I was going.

Landing here buried in my mother’s

womb to push out and breathe life again

Inhale and exhale this worldly experience

In the “oh my god” and “Are you kidding me”

Varied exclamations mixed with occasional

Expletives as my days ready to be tossed

Back out into the infinite salad bowl of

Terrestrial ingredients to switch it up

And get tossed into some other soup

Being birth all over again.

I’m waiting

for the seasons to chance

Waiting

for my rock to roll

Waiting

for these days to close

Till I dance with the

Great Unknown

 

 

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EARTH DAY 2013 … haiku


EARTH DAY…  22cd day of Napowrimo.

 

mother nature

mother nature

Lay your ear to Earth

Hear her call rise within you

Do her bidding grace

 

Ease into changes

Nature has her wily ways

She shifts as she must

 

It’s not about you

In the Infinite of All

Bits of sand make beach

 

Earth is evolving

skip with her sticks and her stones

Inhale her seasons

 

Imagine this day

Perfect as it is all ways

Imagine this truth

 

 

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Fear Or LOve… Boston, Texas, The World.


18th day, NaPoWriMo

 

I thought I might not ‘go’ to the tragedy of Boston, of Texas, the spots of angry fire, and fear, with all the pain of it, the anguish of it.  My inclination is to seek some joy past the horror and grief.  To not join in with the fear, to not feed it the food of my angry/sad feelings and still feel deeply, passionately, without avoidance.  Fear is not what I wish to feed.  And feelings are not for my evasion; necessary to have so they don’t build in my body and create a whole other kind of pain.  And in this mix of emotions stirred by personal and world events, I invite grace and gratitude, joy and peace, into the cauldron, while I stir in love and the spirit of Oneness that I believe we all share in.

 

I will not feed the fear

In the having of feelings

that get drench and expose

burned and seared with the

incomprehensible

 

Comprehending the allowance

of loss as it fills me

letting in what will tear

away in that vast salty

ocean of endings

 

Grateful for the salty

bouncy in the fear of

drowning rising to the

surface a buoy bobbing

seeking a safe shore

 

I will not feed the fear

in the having of feelings

that need to be felt

in the vulnerability

of living love expressively

 

Of rising to an angry

cause to pray away

unfathomable acts of

violence that feed the

fear and fearful

 

I will have my

sorrow

I will have my

rage

I will have my

Joy

I will have my

Peace

 

I will have all of me

And

Today

I will feed forgiveness

 

 

 

 

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