Somewhere in time

Dreamlit tree

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

Image: http://www.sanseitiles.com/prod052152113.htm

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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I wonder

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We look across the face of the planet – our Mother Earth – and wonder why we are here doing what we do, and if it has any meaning whatsoever. Or at least we should be. For too long there has been little doubt about the world, hearth, home, family, country, God … we are taught it is all covered, all that needs to be done is to live a good life, take as long as possible to die, and we are assured of eternal life. Period …
In Zen there is a saying “As children we are taught one and one makes two. We learn to be false. One and one makes one”
Let me try to explain -

I dream
and colors come
to sleeping eyes
bewildered
at the sight
as answers unfold
and waking
set like
the sun

brave souls stood
before the dawn
on a high cliff
quaking
at the thought
of living
stepped toward
the abyss
and became

all they willed
wishes made real
dying to know
of the life
the breath
of believing
the shadow
is cast
to the light

time is
the motion
experience
the movement
consciousness
perspective
nature
in sense
is alive


Image: http://www.myhdwallpapers.net/wallpapers/Staring-at-blue-sky-1280×1024.jpg

Lost in Form

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ever after is allowed
to find the reasons measure
a chance to ask the emptiness
for all there is to treasure

buried before the storm began
as glaciers scored the land
what had risen now would fall
by the sweep of nature’s hand

lands of long ago forgotten
all the works the ages gave
myths are what became of lives
forgotten with the grave

time is just a measure of
the rounds around the sun
then sun again around its star
as ages are un-spun

for all the distances of space
cannot begin to measure
the truth behind the word that spoke
the breath of life we treasure

forever is another place
a land now lost beneath the storm
as Titans clashed within the Earth
their lovers lost in form …

http://www.lightascension.com/arts/Lifeonmarslemuria.htm

Independence Day

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Words will wonder
Ways and roads
to wander
Days to spend alone
Or in the arms
of a lover

How sweet the dawn
the morning dew
beneath my feet
and the soft
Kentucky Blue
kisses

Sunlight reveals
The heart within
echoing rhythms
Breath circling
the Spirit
awakening

Songbirds calling
Their answers afar
She waits
in the forest
for her love
to return

Image: http://vernabob.com/blog/

A Stitch in Time

Comet-PANSTARRS

Divine the sound
a voice in song
such anthems raised
to lesser gods
Hearts ablaze
as feelings spill
across the miles
and wires
Tunes will turn
the dream around
and lead the reason’s
feelings far

As all the colors
make a sound
this ringing
in the ears
Is just another
stitch in time
a place within
the always was
and evermore
shall be

The holy word
this day became
and walked
the desert sands
Opened doors
toward tomorrow
Where truth is found
in present tense


Image: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/stunning-images-of-night-sky-revealed-as-the-royal-observatory-greenwich-announces-shortlist-for-astronomy-photographer-of-the-year-8737624.html

Voices of Promise

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Silent the forest
holds ten thousand tongues
Souls reach for a voice
wait for a breath

With the lovers embrace
to come and enter
their story

What cries will be heard
songs to be sung
moments and measures
in the sharps and the flats

Melodies sewn into horizons
and snowfalls hushed
without sound

The nightfall has settled
as dew in the morning
The calling of doves
will remain

A sacred reminder
of promise to be
As cottonwood drifts
on the wind


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Drinking up the Light

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Came a season when
the moon felt closer
than earth
Where shadows fell
in sliver
and grew
as color faded
into black and white

So the night comes
I roll over
to see the stars
and still
the heart knows
its time
and place
Believing in darkness
drinking up the light

Feelings rise and fall
love returns
as surely as it goes
Springs follow Winters
Summer falls away
giving up life’s reasons;

Seasons bring
the change needed
to heal
As thought echoes
and feeling aches
The ebb tide flows
through living
The moon returns
Its face
turned ever toward
the Sun …

Photo: ‘Quaking Aspens’ by grandfathersky 2013

Covenant with Life

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Life is calling
out from the slumber
of ages and eons
where belief was welcome
and knowledge seldom
something sought

In light’s reflection
on the waters
flowing through
our destinies
Still becoming
wills revealing
all our feeling
left undone

This shall be
a covenant
an everlasting song
Felt within the reason of
the moments still to be

Let these lessons learning
burning, everlasting
in our souls

Set the passion
into motion
along the path
the heart takes
In its keeping
Love imagined
Seals the truth
as embers of
these stars
in letting go

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