Category Thoughts About Art & Culture

Come Away

~~~~~ To the storytellers Sky writers Mud pie makers Sand diggers Castle builders World painters Moviemakers Deep sea divers Wise women Learned men Lore keepers Truth seekers Winsome weepers Promise breakers Liars, libertines Singing suns Dancing atoms Once and future Past and gone Now Plaintive notes Fraught phrases Bird song Feet set tapping Mind set […]

When Fear Fades

~~~~~ When fear fades, what will I discover Maybe another person the same as me One who struggles to meet like needs Who seeks the same answers that I do When anger fades, who will I become Will I learn to be patient, quiet, to wait Never to merely speak, but to converse To think, […]

Lunenberg,Nova Scotia,

Again?

~~~~~ Is your smile within your heart, Or is it only pasted on your face? Is it you, yourself that you impart? If we search, will we find a trace? Form versus content, cultural more, With clothes and words just right, May show a view of what’s in store. Though we believe it true, not […]

Ad Infinitum

But who’s to know what tomorrow holds? It’s not like it’s only dictated by the past. Silly as it  sounds, fabled ETs might land, Or crazy leaders start the final war at last. A war no one wants, but most won’t say; Stakes are too high, even fat cats will lose. They don’t understand any […]

Silently Across the Night

~~~~~ Moving silently across the night-dark earth, Fires burn ever, Fluttering banners, gold and red, to mark the dead, Ever brighter, Projected onto shifting smoke, Ever hotter. An ever-changing, tattered screen, white, gray, black, Consuming all. No animal, no insect, no blade of grass remains For eyes to see. Glimpses through wind-blown billows, voids, Eyes […]

Love is All

~~~~~ Ancient before time Impenetrable void waited Crawled from its atomic shell Instantaneous illumination flared Newborn This moment A swirling figure Moves, is every moment Innocently wise Hopeful, in constant conflict Cooperation in every interchange Full of wonder, every and all stories Worth living for Growing, expansive Worth dying for, each instant All mirrored within […]

Before the End of Time

~~~~~ O, to imagine my words, my art might last Across the days, the years, the time to come, After I have gone Behind the curtain of future vision. I, to be merely in the wings And watch the players enliven my thoughts, Explain the meaning of my words, Daubs and strokes of painted memory […]