Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Rose at Nightfall


“God wants to know the divine goodness in us.” Thomas Merton


Red rose flames
in shade of day’s end.
Night sifts gently
through dark trees;

but the rose!
the rose yet blooms;

defies the fall
of night’s certain pall.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Child in a Pout

Child in a pout
self-absorbed,
all alone
in anger he shouts
“I’ll run away
from home!


I’ll run away,  run away
far from my
home.”


(Enfold him deep
in the dark
of my eyes,
sing him to sleep
fill his dreams
with my cries)


“Oh, I'll go with you, hurry!
together,  today!
I’ll follow you
always to
wherever you stray


and you never will ever
again be alone,
for wherever I am,
there you’re ever at
home.”

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Starlings

Clean and cold, bird-full
dawn’s veils drop to where starlings
rear their satin heads,

raise their diamond eyes,
praise the perfect sky and drink
clear tears of heaven.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sky is Slate

sky is slate
trees like surf
rolling waves
rush in
converge

night’s rising
the earth unfurls
darkness filling
the waning
world.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Day Fades

day fades and
disappears


the restless
west wind
I hear


leaves wave
the moon
draws near

Power





folds of gold
power, pyramidal, rising
to frail head, eyes
gazing, unknowing
into the center:
black
and square.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Agnostic Wedding

They say
that my grandparents’ wedding
was the first agnostic wedding
ever.

I just
don’t know
if that’s true.