Tag Archives: Words

THE STEPS

Your steps, child of my silence, Heavenly, patiently arranged, Move to the bed of vigilance, A process silent and unchanged.

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WORDS SHAPE THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE

Words are what separate us But words are what join us, in our joyful goings-on; In our languages of living we Allow the plurality of our words to intrude upon joy. Words hold within ‘her’ magic, Words she chooses to … Continue reading

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STILLNESS

When the words rustle no more,            And the last work’s done When the bolt lies deep in the door,            And Fire, our Sun, Falls on the dark-laned meadows of the floor;

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THE WAY IT IS: OUR VOCATION

With thanks to William Stafford “Your job is to find what the world is trying to be.” Of time and place there is nothing better Than to absorb tenderly her offering, which Transforms with the light in a soundscape Of … Continue reading

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I SPENT THE WHOLE NIGHT, WITHOUT SLEEP, SEEING, WITHOUT SPACE, HER MIRAGE

I spent the whole night, without sleep, seeing, without space, her mirage, And seeing her always in different ways when encountering her visage. I have thoughts with the memory of what she’s like in speaking of an age, And in … Continue reading

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