Rising Up
December 7, 2014

Just wrote this, listening to multiple songs by Explosions in the Sky, although beautiful, passionate music, is fuelling an emotional vibe within me.  Fragments of whatever the fuck I am at times seeking to sort through what is true and no longer serves me…moments of tailspun, spasmatic confusion sandwiched in between moments of crystal clear clarity but no consistency.  Like a child learning to walk and my face is getting tired of smashing on the floor, what do I not get..or is it that I’m learning another level of patience?  All of whatever is rising up teaches me love…love of God, love Self, unconditional, true love…these descriptions are all the same thing of the absolute…looks like romantic love, not to be disrespected because I enjoy partaking in the creativity of romantic love, is not the cake, merely an ingredient, bit part, of the love cake mix.

There has not been a

Day

In the last

Few months

That I have not cried

At least once.

No idea

Why

Sometimes

As the layers

Of my rose,

Heart

Unfurl.

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The Wells of Belief
December 4, 2014

Star crossed
Teary eyed
A part of my heart
That has never died
A knowing
Though
That
We
Were never
Meant to be.
You and your
Family
Came first.

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Je me souviens
November 9, 2014

i remember
or did i really want to
before?
now
i do.
i blocked off my past
cut it off
or so I thought,
blown wide
open,
rose
in full bloom,
the time
to heal
is
now.
renew

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The Sting of the Female Scorpion
November 3, 2014

There is a deep hurt
Already there
We seek refuge
And comfort
To help us
Deal
And if blessed
Heal.
Sometimes that
Refuge
Is just as
Deeply wounded
Enacting the same
Vibe
Never really aware
Til grace
Slaps us in the face
“Wake up”,
Because the prior
Gentle ruminations
Went ignored
Denied,
Repressed
And redressed
To fit a lie,
To ourselves,
Projected
Unto others.

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The Dark Knite Returns
November 1, 2014

Back in 2000 (refer to the page on this site Dark Knite) I chose to face what I thought were my demons.  Perhaps some were dealt with but apparently not completely.  There seemed to be a perpetuation of inner sentiment that would not let go.  Well it’s dawning on me now…(pun fully intended) that my dark knite has returned but as the song goes “He will raise you up on eagle’s wings” ( a tune from my elementary Catholic school days) I’m taking flight out of the abyss, rising sun on the horizon.  It’s a process so I’m sure there will be more articulated in time, this particular passage, was written on Oct 22 of this year(2014).  Somewhere around the time of another solar eclipse that was in Scorpio…my birth sign.

I used to be afraid

Of the dark

Maybe because I

Was locked in

A basement,

Afraid

Of the unknown,

Put there by

Anger

As punishment,

Didn’t know how

To deal,

Frantic

To escape,

Fear

Devouring Me.

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Your Journal
October 31, 2014

Bon jour!

The root,

Jour,

of

Journal

and

Journey,

Derived

from

The French,

Which means

‘Day’.

Inscribe

What you think,

Feel

And want to say,

Contemplate,

Elevate,

Initiate.

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Hug a Tree
October 31, 2014

Update to this poem (which is also a repost)

This concept of tree is being expanded, this is the teaser to the updated version which is being crafted:

an all natural, nurturing, wisdom of the earth guide for us to breathe, a protector and partner, who takes care of us and we need to take care of them.

Where I grew up, I had the good fortune to have a creek nearby.  This valley had been a sanctuary to me for so many reasons, from timeless walks with the dog, to hours and hours of dry land conditioning for hockey, to countless journeys taken running in prep for cross country to just being nurtured by Mother Nature in contemplation.  After one of those walks, again, the inspiration was channeled from nature to paper.  This passage was written in Feb 1998.

 

Tree

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I don’t understand
October 31, 2014

Apparently I don’t understand

U,

Who

Me?

Or

Is

It

Just

I?

Or is there

More than meets

The eye

And isn’t

What it seems?

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introverted love
September 14, 2014

i love you woman
so deeply
it gets dark and cold
touching upon
my fears
of which there are a few
as i work through.

rays of warmth,
like the sun
dancing on our skin
in the summer time,
the glow of your affection
soothes my soul
from time to time

i have never shared myself
with anyone
like this
exhilarating and
trepidation
like a child
seeking to understand
the world.
it’s a game of
hide and seek,
show and tell.

in this introverted
exposure
gentle and kind
to unwind
this vulnerability
leads,
hand in hand.

so easily the door can shut
on the whim of a
misperception
in this glass house
walls
shatter
and stand tall.
there is a mirror
not in front
of me
or between

you and i.
it is
us

Poetry in Nature
March 15, 2014

I realize this is a blog dedicated to poetry but there is great relevance to this post and the book I’ve authored, from getting in tune with yourself in nature to better express through word or to shift your brainwaves to overcome writer’s block.  Hope you enjoy.

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Dusk Jpeg Min Med