Sweet 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,
it goes where it pleases
and it pleases wherever it goes”. Continue reading
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
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
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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