Swimming in the dappled shadesChildren’s laughter floatsFrom out the glades. In between branchesThe dirt tracks flowNew worlds unfoldingBeyond what you’ve known. As dogs and humans gatherAnd circle and natterThe river gleams and flowsEthereal spirit woven into matter A symphony is playingWithin your bonesA dance, a […]
Grateful for this simple goodness This will not to wage war When voices press for vengeance. Grateful for this beating human heart That loves, hurts, breaks and grows; Its gifts are sublime. Grateful for fellow travellers Who never cease to surprise In the depth of […]
Nerves burning like fire;
A potency longing to emerge
From inside the maelstrom:
Restless and searching.
Worries at the door of departure;
A new step into the unknown:
Out onto the land again
To sleep with the stars and the trees.
Leaving the comfort of the home and the known—
It never seems the right time.
The leap into a strange and foreign world
Is untameable by mind or thought.
So let me pray now to make this journey good,
Let me pray that I am held,
That what is given be received as it should.
Let me pray for protection and for guidance
So that I too may bear fruit to feed those hungry, lost, and misunderstood.
Still, pure air. A night vibrant with promise; The expansiveness of the silence. Music drifts from beneath doorways, Barely audible, as if from some distant dream. On the hilltop, the crowning glory awaits. I clamber up the slope in anticipation, Bathed in brilliant light. Above […]
Kneeling,Half an apple in each palm;One for you, one for me:This is how it works. Because I love youMy world comes alive.Because I love youYour beauty is everywhere. And I know:Your beauty is my beauty;Your boundlessness is my boundlessness;Your life is my life. These half-applesI […]
Up and over and under and through.
Progress on your journey is slow
Yet you never abate.
Nestled in this great landscape,
You continue onwards;
Doing what is to be done;
Trusting that your steps are good;
In time, you will arrive
Exactly where you need to be.
Olive treeBasking in the midday sun.Grey-blue leaves speak of the dusty hills of your homeland,Held within a tawny cloak of hazy heat. Out in the courtyardThe birds squawk and chirp and flutter.Life flows busily about meAs my heart tumbles in turmoil,Unable to find peace or […]
The joyful immediacy of childhood recedes; The water level drops and the river runs dry. Anxieties of purpose and task cloud the mind: The simple beauty before the eyes No longer registers. The deep interior of the soul, a chasm beneath the feet, Where once […]