Thursday, December 8, 2016

What is holy?


Who am I to say what's true,
and what is holy? All I know is this:
these leaves, once green and beautiful,
are yellow now, and fading fast,
and yet this plant still thrives and will return.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The wonderland of now


Let silence fall upon my thoughts like snow,
blurring -- or erasing -- all distinctions,
making mind's familiar paths far too slippery to travel.
Let me drop into the whiteness, 
and make angels in the wonderland of Now.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A quiet place


Find me a quiet place to sit,
where I can feel in tune with things that grow,
and close my eyes -- if only for a moment --
to all the worries and injustices that haunt me...

Monday, December 5, 2016

Cold adventures


Yes, it's cold, and the weather is uncertain.
That doesn't mean you should forgo adventures.
This could be the perfect time to leave familiar harbors;
to venture out in search of something new.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Caged


I built the cage myself --
the one that keeps my soul from dancing free --
and lined it with projections of another's expectations.
When will I find a way 
-- the courage, strength, or passion --
to part the bars?

Saturday, December 3, 2016

A longing for eternity


The task of the artist is twofold:
with our hands, we give form to the formless,
and with our hearts we give voice
to the universal longing for eternity.

Friday, December 2, 2016

We close our eyes


We humans are designed to be reflective:
to see or read another's pain
and feel its echoes in our souls,
awakening old wounds.
And so, to protect our hearts,
we close our eyes...