Monthly Archives: May 2016

Teaching One’s Self Daily

To be silent within is a rare pleasure Early in the morning, pulling on high socks Birds already calling outside the window The planet turning over a new layer of wisdom Loudly pulling a pan from the oven drawer

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Time Only Taking Too Much

The order of the universe is clumsy All of us but small tokens And all the light caught in the forests’ branches just a sigh A spilled dream I tried to sop up too quickly Listen to the universe or … Continue reading

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A Worn Footpath Among the Leaves

Writing words into the wind giving your own face a different name When are words written into trees, like spliced in Like an owl stealing a mouse from a field Tell all the teachers I’ve done my duties We’re boarding … Continue reading

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Pulling the Lightbulb Chain Shakes the Whole Fixture

Look at all the whitecaps, no, it’s far too choppy to take out the boat What is it that lies in us and stretches it’s fingers towards an endless horizon The fire’s going well now, we have a nice bed … Continue reading

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Whatever the Earth Wants to Do

Snapping twigs, twisting a metal spike into a tree The sky looks alien somehow from a different planet Still I chew a spike of grass What is it that leaves and returns again – Why do the dreams seem so … Continue reading

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An Airplane Passes Silently Overhead

So what is it like to see a universe Throw a tennis ball, watch the dog barrel past Sitting on the steps for just a moment How often do you get to create a world Write a note to explain … Continue reading

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Tying a Knot for Peace of Mind

Putting down a pattern of beliefs The limits of the self become less clear Other creatures, and time, and molecules and the moon and all that Open the fridge, prepare food, click the oven timer Unsure what I hold in … Continue reading

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