Soft gods of the slow breaking night Sweet Buddha mind of the dawn Ground state vibrations of this empty morning I welcome you all with a yawn No need to know which of you is right – Yehovah nor physics alone Capture not fully this new day’s delight Still we must talk of what cannot […]
Does the Earth know the power of its own tectonic force? Surprised by its own folds it buckles unannounced Eternities of tension rumbling up to split the ground Seismology aside, we’re still surprised, of course. Why would you not be shocked by your own quick slipping plates? But you admit no faults – how can […]
I saw your face upon the lake It flickered, full of scorn Then wanting, then it disappeared I wavered. I was torn As though this face were real, as though it held some power o’er me Tis not your face, ‘tis just the lake In silence let me be.
I have no taste for chopping wood Outside on chilly autumn eves I shiver like the shadows by The pine trees, and the piles of leaves My axe is heavy, splinters split My gloveless hands, my brow is cool A life inside I much prefer Inside is safe, I play the fool. Yet I will […]
When you listen to my words you say that I sound wise. If I have shown you how to know peace, it is because I have been at war with myself for many years. I can only tell you of the stillness that is possible because I have been driven there by unceasing restlessness. The […]
I have outrun the noonday demon – He came behind unasked And bade me wear grey trousers – A grey face, stripped me of the Honor of my village, tore at my back With claws of lead, held me In a place of no clear sight Of sky, or moments hence; Named me Narcissus Alone […]