A Poem: Simple

Simple is a thought like breathing. The thought of simple clears out clutter, makes a path wind through the mind, as breathing releases air from lungs. To simplify is to undo, uncoil, withdraw. Put down so we might pick up. Pick out each moment, singular, not made for repeat, and free of collected debris. That … More A Poem: Simple

A Poem: Seen

I want to tell you that you’re seen, sitting there in the dark. The blue’s a veil, the clouds will shift, in a giving way to the moon. The light, though now just a forgotten thing, will all of a sudden appear. The clouds playing skittles with the wind will push through, and the moon … More A Poem: Seen

A Poem: Being

Each of us have a space here. One not encroached upon, where the sun shines and the stars rise just for us. The invisible are seen in this space, their branches outspread, that the light is not blocked from shining and there is room for full existence. Space here to claim, and settle in, planted, … More A Poem: Being

A Poem: Dumb

While the earth is still breathing I will listen to her heart beat. She has things to share in the wind’s breath. And while the sun turns, I will pivot like the plants towards her face. Yes, I am aware I say too much. But don’t we each create a life from which we preach … More A Poem: Dumb

A Poem: Greening

Always the growing, the greening, the running over. Like a river in flood the green can’t be contained but covers everything, in time. The bare-limbed winter branches, the trees divested of leaves now under snow, to them will come the rounding returning seasons. The sun, like a switch flicked on, or a smile’s effect upon … More A Poem: Greening

A Poem: Scales

You break the scales. You strain at the seams of our understanding. That the heavens you have made can house you, is too much to fathom. When we know our place as less than nothing, dust on the scales, or vapours rising, gone by noon – we wonder then, the reason for anything. We look … More A Poem: Scales

A Poem: Balancing

It’s a long slow progression into the day. A balancing act, like shifting our weight from one foot to the other, to choose the thoughts we’ll follow. It’s possible to see a thing two ways, or a myriad more even, sometimes it’s a weighing and discarding of a thing that doesn’t further. Sometimes its choosing … More A Poem: Balancing

A Poem: Praying

The heart is always praying, and we, as we might telephone a loved one we’ve not seen, are to take a moment to check in. To take the pulse, to register the key in which our heart is speaking; to remember how prayer, although it might be a discipline, is also something within. The centre … More A Poem: Praying

A Poem: Fixing

Today I hear not to fix so much as trust. When have I ever attempted to fix a thing that has not tried to wrest itself from grasp. The things that are mine to touch, they’ve already formed themselves into good without persuasion. Yes, sometimes it is better to defer an opinion. Today I heard … More A Poem: Fixing