Category Modern Life

The Lamentations of Phileas the Lesser

The Lamentations of Phileas the Lesser ~~~~~ I lay awake in the dead of night. She came and took me by the hand, Raised me up to a wondrous sight, the beauteous dread out upon desert sand. The Milky Way’s starry glory overhead; I wished she’d left me alone, awake abed. I told her this […]

Whip’s Crack

Whip’s Crack ~~~~~ I wonder what lies yonder, It looks so very far away. As I draw near, I ponder. Will it always look this way? What if I turned my back? Or it turned its back on me? Turning fast as whip’s crack, Will it look the same or be? ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, […]

Shall We Dance?

Shall We Dance? ~~~~~ Gather ye the fortunes. Gather ye the graces. Let the gods walk and let the mischiefs play. Gone now the sorrows. Gone now all the pain. Out into the cosmos, More than we can say. Here now the turnings, All seasons light to dark. Quiescence, resurrection Dance eternity’s rondelle. ~~~~~ Peace […]

Only Who I Am

Only Who I Am ~~~~~ Words, for me, wind down My art draws me, to paint All my words, all the words Any language, form, intent Incomplete to curry change Still I grasp I’ll persist, scribbling Verses, essays, stories, more Offering vision, being, truth My truth, which the universe Fills or drains, ebbs or flows […]

Not One Whit

Not One Whit ~~~~~ Living nature cares not one whit For all of our hopes and glories Obviously, we do not give a shit We’re busy ending all our stories  ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Please, leave a comment and let me know what you think. […]

I’m OK

I’m OK ~~~~~ I’m OK with being a cliché, Old enough now not to care. Here many a year and a day, I sometimes do what I dare.  ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Please, leave a comment and let me know what you think. See more […]

Unexpected

Unexpected ~~~~~ Reflections Unsought Bright, Shining Stretched, moving Polished metal Surfaces, Wind on water Revealing, obscuring Rumors, Innuendos Truth and lies Shown forth Cast back Into our eyes Light echoes Reflect our Worlds, lives Incomprehensible Unexpected meaning ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Please, leave a comment […]