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
The Great Way
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
To-Day, This Insect
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
Walk With Me Mama
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
Cry of An Elephant
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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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
A Bird Came Down the Walk
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
A New Day
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
A New Journey
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