unwound

time is a fault
as space
and distance
from home
from love

who declared
its reason
for being
and who
turned back
the clock

where you were born
matters in kind
and in if you mind
there will
come a time

someone decides
in passing (time)
the past once was
the future will be
and now
just now
I am
forever …

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Seasons of Love

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To my wife on our 15th Anniversary -

Time is just another way
The heart can understand
That every beat it rests between
Could never have been planned
As pages of our romance turned
Are written in the story of
The dreams we’ve seen and ponder still
Become the seasons of our love …

Photo by gfs taken near S. Arlington, VT

wanderer

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the voice of nature
songs on the wind
whispering pines
Aspens quaking
as an Autumn sun
sets …

does she know
time as measure
what wheel work
fashions the seasons
for our pleasure

waves on beaches
shifting sands to roam
feet will ever wander
places never known

shores sailed by
looking for passages
to the heart
as the flowers
fragrance fades
and the Monarch
leaves
for home …

Photo by grandfathersky near Aspen Colorado 2013

a nine eleven memory

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How could we know
Ever dream
of giving
Our last
Best measure
of devotion
To a cause
What dream
Can give up love
Leaving tears
and tears in the fabric
of life

Destiny calling
Before we even knew
What part we had played
That we were here
to witness
Having hands to hold
Lives to unfold
Stranger shadows
becoming our own
Burned forever
in the fire
of our minds

Dust to dust
Shall be
Each breath
Each day
Remains and reminds
There’s a hole
In the sky
Where heroes lie
as Angels fly
and lost lovers lie
in the darkness
waiting for dawn

Photo: ‘Hole in the Sky’ near Albany, NY by gfs

Somewhere in time

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Kindness held
the hand of love
Feeling
Far from home
Wandered
The way
Of the heart
and knew
Its time
and place
had come

As wind
through palms
on tropic shores
Or windswept icy
crystal gales
Thinking made from
long before
The sun rose
in our eyes

In lessons life
will fill our days
In nights
here aching
tears might rain
To let us know
The living proof
Brought to light
Where love
Has been set free

There is
no choice
We cannot make
Nor any lost
in Time
Each a blessing
Stills the heart
As truth
within her eyes

Image: http://www.maxdstandley.com/paintings/pi/Dreamlit.jpg

Sea of Love

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Where is the Light
Can I hide my eyes
From the morning Sun
Or a Full Moon rise
Without knowing
Its truth Rises
Within my Heart
and Soul Eternal

As the dew settles
On the early lawn
and the Wren sings
to the Light of Day
Hope is forever
bound up inside
the Breath of Life

Faith hidden within
its ceaseless motion
Waiting to be born
Aside this river
Where cool waters flow
As blessings into
a Sea of Love

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Trinity

Grail

Sons of the gods
who walk among us
hands to hold
and hearts beyond
the reason
of Saints
and sinners
Words let
reveal
the waste
or The Way

Then should
the Father
coming to be
awakened by
anger
in this
summer storm
quiet the thunder
fears revealed
nourish or flood
so feelings
will see

Ghosts ever
Holy, sacred
in glory
or secret
and ancient
forgotten
in time
this worship
shall empty
love’s longing
chalice
water or wine
what Spirits
will be?


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