For Thine is the Garden

East, I rise with the mother of madness. I pace West, I fall with the sound of mere sadness. The birds’ whisper North, I lead with my fist fit for ranting, The cicadas’ song South, I lie with the fallow, for planting. But   In the dark I wonder for a season, The night I […]

The Dahlia

I planted a violet dahlia by the boulder on the south lawn, And gave it a drink – the poor creature was powerful thirsty. As it drank the water it also drank in a secret or two that I let slip And it nodded in the breeze, as if to say “Ah, yes. I wondered […]

The sun rose, Ra

lifted his head, the cobra orb cried out to me like the souls of so many damned to be crushed between two planes of life eternal and temporal Ra’s cobra crown cried but Osiris taught me how to lift the planes above my head to let the others pass like so many seeds scattered from […]

Tilled Earth

And so the Sun rose – cloaked by Silence. The sweet tones of morning sated my Curiosity for death, and I understood The Reproach of Robins, Singers of repentance Given to forgive.   I begged of them atonement.   And so the Sun climbed, colored by Silence. The doldrum notes of mid-day inspired my Quiet […]

But of all these…

​The greatest is love. Love is the green, The grass, the smile On the lips, the chair That feels like home. Love is in hands, In books and songs, And friends, new and old. It is in the air we breathe, The words we say, And the way we speak. Love is in the stars […]

Eighth Day Love

Last light, love. Our virgin breath Must soon fade away, die In the growing dusk. When we wake tomorrow We will be newly old. Tomorrow morning, love, The sun will be high- Already zenith. Oh my Venus!          “Were there world enough           And time, dear lady…” But we have not enough time, For soon our souls […]

National Sibling Day

Night sky cerulean blankets envelop the town, Warm coffeehouse lights and lighter heat and keep me, Remind me of bonfires, home, farm, summertime swing dancing. Dad’s in his chair with his cigar, reading us stories and making faces, Making us laugh.   It’s years ago now. Double wedding on a cold and crisp Christmastide evening, […]

Sol Invictus

Lady Dream, and I her Dreamer Bruised and battered visions Visited before Too often terrible truths Or graceful lies. Lady Dream, and I her Dreamer Drowning in depths, despairing Sand and tide, roll and rise Terrible blurs of fear Graceful pulse of seams unseemly. Lady Dream, and I her Dreamer Terror of torment and truth […]

The Third of Lazarus

Lazarus lived, loved And died, And lived again. Raised in body by God in body And died again. And will live again, Be raised in time after time By the God in His body. I live, and love And will die. And like Living Lazarus, Will be raised by the Bodied God And live and […]