Sweet Little Secrets

Sweet Little Secrets

Little Secrets

The Skies can’t keep their secret!
They tell it to the Hills —
The Hills just tell the Orchards —
And they — the Daffodils!

A Bird — by chance — that goes that way —
Soft overhears the whole —
If I should bribe the little Bird —
Who knows but she would tell? Continue reading »

Love is like a butterfly

Love is like a butterfly

Love is like a butterfly

Love is like a butterfly,
it goes where it pleases
and it pleases wherever it goes”. Continue reading »

As I Climb Higher

As I Climb Higher

As I Climb Higher

As I climb higher,
I spot many changes in me
Some invisible to the eye,
Others so clear that even
With no light, every eye can still see.

As I climb higher,
I find good reasons to be sad,
While I see better reasons to rejoice,
Ask my friend Harris,
And he will tell you life,
Is only meant to perish. Continue reading »

Curse of Poverty

Curse of poverty

The Curse of Poverty

 

Poverty
Poverty is a curse for human society
Poverty prevails there where the injustice is
Poverty exclaims there where the illiteracy is
Poverty is purely man made Continue reading »

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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