011/365: Burning Sunset

Burning Sunset

Burning Sunset

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Conjure up sweet sundown, lover

Delight me with the rosy hues of twilight

Stir mauve clouds into the golden firmament

And laud the western sky’s last piercing blaze

Before the fall of evening

With her mystery and promise  Continue reading »

10/365: Children

Children

Children

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Come to me, O ye children!
For I hear you at your play,
And the questions that perplexed me
Have vanished quite away.

Ye open the eastern windows,
That look towards the sun,
Where thoughts are singing swallows
And the brooks of morning run.

In your hearts are the birds and the sunshine,
In your thoughts the brooklet’s flow,
But in mine is the wind of Autumn
And the first fall of the snow. Continue reading »

009/365: The Great Way

The Great Way

The Great Way

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The Great Way is not difficult
for those not attached to preferences.
When neither love nor hate arises,
all is clear and undisguised.
Separate by the smallest amount, however,
and you are as far from it as heaven is from earth.

If you wish to know the truth,
then hold to no opinions for or against anything.
To set up what you like against what you dislike
is the disease of the mind.

When the fundamental nature of things is not recognized
the mind’s essential peace is disturbed to no avail.
The Way is perfect as vast space is perfect,
where nothing is lacking and nothing is in excess. Continue reading »

008/365: This Insect

To-Day, This Insect 

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To-day, this insect, and the world I breathe,
Now that my symbols have outelbowed space,
Time at the city spectacles, and half
The dear, daft time I take to nudge the sentence,
In trust and tale I have divided sense,
Slapped down the guillotine, the blood-red double
Of head and tail made witnesses to this
Murder of Eden and green genesis.

The insect certain is the plague of fables.  Continue reading »

007/365: Walk With Me Mama

Walk With Me Mama

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Walk Along Side Me, Mama
and Hold My Little Hand….
I Have So Many Things To Learn
That I Don’t Yet UnderStand….

Teach Me Things To Keep Me Safe
from The Dangers EveryDay….
Show Me How To Do My Best
at Home, at School, at Play…. Continue reading »

006/365: Cry of An Elephant

Cry of An Elephant 

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And from a shared aquatic past,

The elephant inherits the one quality

That Homo sapiens has always arrogantly assumed

Distinguishes him from the brute beast —

An elephant in distress

Will weep salt tears….

Sacred Elephant by Heathcote Williams

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005/365: Poor Child

Poor Child

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You no longer smile
My poor unfortunate child
Tears replace your grin
Falling rapid and wild

Your repose replaced
By foreign anxiety
Caught in a web
Of lies and notoriety

You walk through life
Like it’s a story
Wrapped up in chaos
Inside this blaze of glory Continue reading »

004/365 : A Bird Came Down the Walk

A Bird Came Down the Walk

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A bird came down the walk:
He did not know I saw;
He bit an angle-worm in halves
And ate the fellow, raw.

And then he drank a dew
From a convenient grass,
And then hopped sidewise to the wall
To let a beetle pass.  Continue reading »

003/365: A New Day

A New Day

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If life seems at its lowest ebb,
Because a day’s gone wrong.
Let not your heart be troubled,
For a new day soon will dawn

And we can never be quite sure,
Just what it has in store.
Since each one is so different,
Than the one just gone before Continue reading »

002/365 : A New Journey

A New Journey

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I think I’ll journey out some day to wondrous lands afar,
Or even chart a journey to a distant blazing star.
But rest assured that when my journey begs to take its cue,
Always know that when I go, this journey takes you too.

We’ll start our journey out from here by horse and cart of old,
The seaside docks – and journey pauses – where we shall behold
A noble schooner for the journey primed to launch as planned:
To sail with dolphins cross the seas then journey back on land.  Continue reading »