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a poem: sunset

Posted: July 14th, 2015   |   Read more

SUNSET Walking from the rain The light glistens in reflection Of seeing me again and again On the mountain looking another direction. The footsteps create patterns of ambiguity Settling slowly into a rhythm Outside the body, but in the heart Spacing, pacing as the lights dim. My song started at another time Strength and endurance […]

a poem: finisterre

Posted: July 14th, 2015   |   Read more

Finisterre “The road in the end taking the path the sun had taken, 
into the western sea, and the moon rising behind you 
as you stood where ground turned to ocean: no way 
to your future now but the way your shadow could take,
 walking before you across water, going where shadows go,
 no way […]

a poem

Posted: July 14th, 2015   |   Read more

“Stand still. The trees ahead and the bushes beside you Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, And you must treat it as a powerful stranger, Must ask permission to know it and be known. The forest breathes. Listen. It answers, I have made this place around you, If you leave it you […]

a poem: tending the fire

Posted: July 14th, 2015   |   Read more

Tending the Fire A life consists of moments Each present moment Creating one day-then the next Our life as we choose. Meaning infused from stimulation of an experience of our hearts opening Being touched by another-it mattering. Easy is the time when all else melts away When we are on fire Passion drawing us close. […]

a poem: 2:53 a.m.

Posted: July 13th, 2015   |   Read more

I wrote for my first son, born 2 days later.  2:53 am I see you at night When I close my eyes. Who will you become The bond that ties. It is 2:53 in the morning My love is already soaring. Do you sense my affection? Do you feel the connection? Even at 2:53 in […]