Monthly Archives: June 2012

Empty Handed

How many years have I dutifully dragged this old baggage around, only to find: my hands have always been empty! Picking fallen leaves from plant beds, suddenly glancing up — eye to eye with a hovering hummingbird! Darting away, it … Continue reading

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Icicle Winter

Across the gorge from my snowed-in hut, in the last piercing shards of wintry daylight, ice gleams and glitters like the scattered jewels of a fallen monarch’s hapless catastrophe.   Stitching through the canyon, the lone crane silently winging home … Continue reading

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Nothing More

Hands in my lap, back pressed against a smooth cool cliff, work done for the day. Bowl filled with clear water awaiting its mate, moonshine. From the heart a light shines outward, illuminating itself in every direction. All that appears … Continue reading

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Fire Temple Flowers

This exquisite flower of life blooms from the same source into which it rots and returns, a mothering soil that unfailingly will receive her own, the polished-off petals and leaves of itself, all fallen into itself, not comprehending any beginning, … Continue reading

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Late Summer’s Eve

Late Summer’s Eve, and wine-dark dusk emerges earlier now, as if the shadows have always lingered just behind the façade of light, patiently biding their time, confident that the inevitable revolutions of the planet will favor them once more. The … Continue reading

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Presence

There’s a way we keep meeting amidst even and odd, empty of form, yet formed of that very emptiness. Luminous fluids swirl, blend, and course through these bodies, bodies mysteriously like our own, transparent parallel bodies which have somehow appeared … Continue reading

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The Water Way Trilogy

1. Standing knee-deep in this nameless wild stream, aglow in the waning warmth of a settling sun, I savor the baptismal rush of cool running water. Looking up, I see a Great Blue Heron noiselessly turning the bend in the … Continue reading

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