Hunting in shadows The ghosts of dreams, and secrets Poison within me Softly approaching The muse captures the mystic With soothing visions Tomorrows promise Transparent, as light as silk The soft kiss of fate Adrift in the void The spirits of samsara sing The wild, wailing wind Touching everything Between the […]Read more "Ghost"
Part V. I have been inspired, felt the spirit of inspiration move within me. I have been overcome by the hot flash of a great idea, felt the deep desire to act, heard the voice within me speaking; slowly, steadily, quietly; and at other times; fast, demanding, and loud. I have not always listened, but […]Read more "Inspiration and Futility, Alternating Between the Poles"
Part IV. What we have discussed to this point, in parts I – III of this essay, that is the flowering side of the garden. It is the place where we love to be, when everything is growing well and going right, but there are many times in our lives, countless times, when inspiration […]Read more "Inspiration and Futility, Alternating Between the Poles"
Tenuous at best Tenably slipping, this grip My fragile clasping Through handfuls of air Alone, awake and confused Sanity suffers Stretched tight and thin Spirit on a tangled skein Imperceptible Desperate wailing Crying in the dark of night My faltering handRead more "Slip (A Haiku Quatrain)"
We are the en-souled Creatures rising in the dark Reaching out, alone We did not choose, life To come to be, we awoke A poor creation Birth is concrescence A continuum of fear In the heat of love The wheel of life turns Not one of us asked for it The imposition […]Read more "The Gift"
Lost, and losing light The world spins beneath a shroud Veiled, these are not clouds The turning world waits Hopes, losing warmth bit by bit Waiting for the dawnRead more "Dawn"
These feelings oppress Even as they exalt me Pride, humility My dynamic will An inclination to move Bound and struggling Duty and honor They stretch me on the altar Servant to ideals The stone blade cuts deep Frees me from my wounded heart Cruel, unforgiving Selfless diffusion The holy ghost, washed […]Read more "Baptism and Emptiness"