New Moon Rising


Flowers in the sun
as the new moon rises

rich soft brown soil
footsteps flow
with feelings

Were are they bound
as if
some destiny
cannot wait

For the
to recede
in the warm wind 
and the oceans
fill with love

Image: from NASA ISS 2003

A Forest Temple

Windows frosted from the cold
streets of snow melt freezing
as sunset winds are pressing in

From a northern winter realm
that keeps heaven waiting
‘neath star speckled skies

I walk within earthly revelation
the forest whispers its wisdom
in words that will fill my longing ears

Voices alive in moon swept shadows
recite their verses of seasons in life
swaying in moments outside of time