Ukiyo

Little twigs in fast-running stream we are caught in the current dragged in the wake of the great god Fun We follow blithely along, drone-like after movie stars, pubs and clubs, fashion and tv gossip and nonsense excitement and games bread and circuses So it’s nothing new pursuing amusement at the expense of thinking ready…

When the Lighthouse Broke

When the lighthouse broke The world crashed and sank Detritus on the rocks And the screams of the condemned Join with the howling of the gale When the lighthouse broke There was only the darkness Of despair and death Hopelessness and futility Shall we stand on the edge of the world And face the abyss…

Let us Dance

Come with me and watch the dolphins while they play leaping, exuberant, into the air diving down into the ocean deep describing an ocean dance eons in the making old as time, young as a new dawn There is so much we don’t know so much yet to learn why can’t we dance like the…

Liminality

On the threshold standing between the light and the dark between summer and winter between day and night For a moment we are in netherspace no man’s land a world neither here nor there a borderland between sea and shore a place outside of space and time where order is diminished and chaos reigns Seasons…

For the nameless

We never know their names We never see their faces We don’t know who they are or where they live but they are all around us Anonymous, hiding in plain sight Saving lives and saving souls Mending bruises and mending hearts Making peace, making love Holding lamps in the darkness so others can see their…

A Drawbridge and a Moat

Wouldn’t it be fun to go live in a castle a real, old, fairy-tale like castle with high walls and battlements, and, most importantly, a moat and a drawbridge! Wouldn’t it be so good to come home from all the noise and fuss cross the drawbridge into your castle and then, with relish raise that…

Manipura problems

Fear starts in my diaphragm rising like bile until it is a primal scream in my throat in my head choking off the air until I want to crawl out of my own skin It’s just anxiety, they say nothing to be afraid of But they’re wrong There’s everything to be afraid of The world…

Cosmogyral

Whirling through the universe hurtling in eternal orbit around a shining star We chant a paean a victory song to our survival through aeons of change and change again Continents rise and fall civilizations are just a blink But we, the wanderers, go on We sing through the long ages As we watch the tiny…

Mountain Top

In the high places In the lofty, lonely places seekers after truth stretch their minds and souls to the infinite. Shamans and priests pilgrims and hermits make their way to the very summit to seek enlightenment. On the mountaintop the world disappears Everything seems so small from up there The air is clean and clear…

Eunoia

Let us speak of beautiful things Let us look beyond the surface bedlam to see an ethereal truth Let us understand the great goodness in the mysteries of life Whether it be the wordless power of art and music Whether it be flowers and trees, waterfalls and mountains Lakes and rivers and ever-moving oceans Whether…