Poetry Blogs (2020, meditation)
In an otherwise empty building,
One lighted window.
Pot plants, and maybe someone standing
Beyond the curtain.
I can see buildings in the moonlit water,
A lake behind trees,
A tree behind glass,
Glass behind me,
A picture of myself.
My bardic table
Reflected on itself.
If I see four truths in one picture,
How many could there be?
Friday 4th December 2020 1:38 pm
Now that I am faced with this trial of the moment, let me pause.
Reflect on previous trials.
The race forward is not about the hurdles already jumped,
It is about the confidence and skill at jumping acquired.
Now that I am faced with this impossibly high wall, let me think.
Remember previous walls.
The difficulty of scaling any height or distance can be shrunk;
It is ever as simple as...
Tuesday 1st December 2020 1:14 pm
This is me talking to me.
Are you in?
Are you listening?
Are you OK down there?
Because we’ve been getting some
And it’s very worrying.
You’re not lying?
That’s alright then.
Monday 30th November 2020 7:41 pm
Life may not be perfect
But sadness isn’t worth it,
And no matter how bad it gets,
Or whatever the world may expect
I’m not done hoping yet.
I could weep, I could cry
But what would that buy?
Another moment of misery?
Or instead I could smile
And then at least I’d be lifted.
And life may not be great
But happiness shouldn’t wait
So no matter what
I’ll enjoy what I’ve got
I’m not ...
Sunday 29th November 2020 6:29 pm
The past, the present and the future are always changing,
There’s nothing in this world that stays unchanged.
What we remember, where we are and what we might become
Are like shifting clouds no people see the same.
So do not ask me where I think I am going,
And do not ask me where I think I have been.
Don’t enquire how I think I might be feeling,
I don’t and can’t know even who I am.
Saturday 28th November 2020 5:36 pm
Give me grace as a tree…
Give me power as the leaf…
And the friendship of the grass
If I fall.
I wouldn’t mind if I
Had the freedom of the sky,
And the warmth of the sunlight
On the earth.
Give me a song as the sea…
Play me music like the breeze…
And the comfort of the silence
Of the night.
I will not mind at all.
I will be one part of it all.
And rejoice at the splendour
Of the ...
Friday 27th November 2020 4:18 pm
I thank earth.
I thank my fortune in being born where and when,
And to whom and with whom I was born.
I thank water.
I thank my fortune in having health and sense,
And sense of health, and sense of sense.
I thank wind.
I thank my fortune in my paths and choices,
For they have led me to this path and choice.
I thank fire.
I thank my fortune in my abilities and disabilities
Thursday 26th November 2020 2:58 pm
We live in a time of cosmic bifurcation, we live in a time of unprecedented existential threats to life on Earth, including climate change, deforestation, food insecurity, and wildlife numbers in free fall, human overpopulation. the society is in turmoil. There is more and more violence. There’s more and more conflict. We are acting as if we are unconne...
Monday 12th October 2020 9:16 am
what a beautiful sight
the color of possibility
is called “white”
an empty space
is a little appreciated
frame of grace
many words in mind
but the right ones
hard to find
the pressure is high
to fill the void
time’s flying by
not until every word
is written down, a writer
stops to frown
like an hourglass after time
the pages ...
Thursday 8th October 2020 7:32 pm
God, the confines of the universe
beyond the boundaries of our mind
Enfolding the infinite, within us we find
Desiring and asking steps on the way
In surrendering to the experience
No words left to say.
Wednesday 5th August 2020 6:58 am
A deep calming breath.
Take in the oxygen, let it fill your aching lungs.
Blow out the pain and the suffering into a the air,
Free it from the shackles of your body. It felt like a stranger.
Feel your fingers tingle as the blood rushes up and back down.
Feel your soul leave the confines of your physical being.
Don't be afraid. You are still here. You are in the world,
Your body is sti...
Friday 17th July 2020 2:17 pm
Our home, a pale blue dot in the vastness of universe's untouched beauty, a tiny, spherical world, afloat in a immensity of space and time. Here for a moment, and then we're leaving for the eternity. In the school of mortality we learn to acrobat over the abyss.
Tuesday 9th June 2020 11:14 am
I pray here on my own all alone
I’m praying for peace for us all
I’m praying for guidance please lend a hand
but as I listen in meditation deep
my thoughts are drowning the words that I seek
Help me to hear with Samuel's ear
I sense you draw near as we speak
a tear starts to fall I know you're hearing my call
and can see all my pain as I weep
The tears t...
Friday 24th April 2020 9:49 pm
We need a sense of the unity of life and of humans for the sake of human welfare and for the survival of the planet. We need a sense of unity with the cosmos so that we can connect with Reality. But we also need a sense of individuality, for the sake of our own dignity and independence and of the loving care for others. We need it to appreciate each natural form, each animal and plant, each human ...
Sunday 29th March 2020 7:44 am
Apotheosis is a way of seeing
all things as they appear to God
Can avoid within a universe of being,
hiving energy in comprehending
the infinite – not stifle pansophy?
Apotheosis is a way of seeing
energy – without creating or destroying,
without mundane perceptions – as, purely
a void, within a universe of being
all life must be repudiated; cleansi...
Tuesday 10th March 2020 10:52 pm
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Tuesday 11th February 2020 9:29 am
Our bodies borrowed from the Universe
A billion years old
Yet renewing every moment.
What will history say when your story is told?
Sunday 5th January 2020 9:59 am
Deep in the heart of the forest
He lingers a moment to rest
He knows well his destination
Two hours meander his estimation
Finding the oldest tree of all, he hesitates
Sat, leant against the trunk he meditates
High within the mountain peaks
Within himself answers he seeks
All the world below somewhere
Quietly he finds his spot up there
Sheltered by cairn, thought...
Thursday 26th December 2019 8:17 pm
Dissolved into the dark
Part of it all
Everything has disappeared
For it's all the same
Now I let
Wednesday 11th December 2019 11:09 am
Finger and thumb
Wrote a few words
Then started again
Monday 28th October 2019 10:42 am
The realisations that a bit of mindfully living in the moment can bring....
It's magical that we taste
There's magic in a touch
Magic surrounds all the things
Which we don't think of much
The splendour of our sunshine
Remarkable drops of rain
The miracle of each day
That we've awoke again
The greatness of those blades of grass
That grow beneath our feet...
Friday 27th September 2019 8:55 pm
Hello silence, my old friend.
It's good to embrace you
No flashing phones.
No clashing tones.
No distracting memes.
No broken dreams.
Just breathing in gratitude,
marinating the moment,
connecting to the prophet within.
Listening, learning, loving,
by the naked light you bring.
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Image by Gerd Altmann...
Sunday 15th September 2019 11:48 pm
Step from the road of the known into the wild of the unknown.
My guide, the divine pulling me 3 finger widths beneath my last known uplink.
Wonders of the world exist all at once, spanning the confines of time.
I visit myself as a child and young adult.
Give hope to the past, while gaining wisdom from the future.
Crude oil refined into the supreme.
Let's suffer together.
Friday 26th July 2019 1:06 pm
Here I go, take a step onto the stage called life.
Finally awake for the first time. Fully present here and now. What a gift.
Hold onto your handlebars.
I take this breath like dope.
Into my blood, down into the depths of my being.
Where being is seeing.
Like a probe searching for answers.
My feet carry my swiftly as I walk.
Rooted firmly in the earth, I am strong.
Tuesday 28th May 2019 2:59 pm
Here is my Christmas message of hope, to my new extended family here at ‘WOL’
Although I am new here, I am not new to public speaking. In my past I have served churches and taken the service in many of them all across East Anglia.
I have also given talks, lectures and public demonstrations in halls, theatres, and public buildings.
During these occasions, I have often recited ‘New Dawn’, s...
Sunday 23rd December 2018 7:34 am
Do you ever lie there at night,
With memories running through your mind
of times gone by, to come, to never be?
I heard meditation lets you slow these down,
See all of them at once or not at all,
To just be there - thoughts floating through your mind
like tiny boats sailing the wind in a breeze,
Peacefully gliding through your consciousness
Like a kite rippl...
Friday 12th October 2018 11:17 am
The mental essentials
prescriptions to help us
Break the mold that is made for us ,
Dead or alive ,stories untold
Intrested in gold
The materialistic , the glamours are cold
With the evil besides us
and good surpressed in us
And fear of the unknown,
Potential untaped ,
Millions below us , the seven foot gap
Looks will be gone , but we are forever.
Embodied in pict...
Thursday 11th January 2018 6:37 am
A skull, abundant with nebulae
Cold waves crash upon the heart
Echoing through the veins and beyond
There she remains, inert in her behavior
Acclimated with these surges of pain
Leering at the screen before her
Acumen floating above curls that betray
A cloud of cognizance
Monday 20th November 2017 8:57 pm
beyond our close shadow of death
my poet mind
I need direction
Or some beads to tell
to take refuge from my life:
A candle flame
Only the candle
A journey into quietude
Friday 3rd November 2017 4:36 pm
I grow the interest to know who thinks me,
I am still and silent at first,
The breath moves, I am given life,
I am in it, of it and with it,
The same as you, I am
I notice that my form is a vessel,
But I am not my form,
My thoughts run like programs
But I am not my thoughts
my emotions are felt deeply
But I am not my emotions
My body a sensory interpreter...
Saturday 20th May 2017 10:33 am
Express yourself unambiguously
Be discerning about what you accept as truth
Your actions reap more than your desires
Wednesday 17th August 2016 5:44 pm
“Mum, what’s that noise?” asked Johnny Duboise
as he sat on the comfy settee.
“Its your father”, she replied as the dishes she dried,
“say’s he’s trying to set his mind free”.
“By singing a song?” he asked with a grin
as he as he looked for the TV remote.
“He says that he’s chanting” she replied with a smirk,
“sounds to me more like he’s panting!”
“Is he gonna be ...
Thursday 14th May 2015 11:41 pm
When I meet her in the night
I had a date with silence last night, I remember what she said
She gently cuddled up to me then kissed me on the head.
She emptied thoughts out of my mind and poured herself inside
Then mercury that had set fast, slowly, began to glide.
No thoughts to fuel emotions and no actions from what’s felt
Then from the top she trickled down and ...
Thursday 29th January 2015 9:49 am
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the strains of music dying.....
s o a k e d in a r i v e r of dreams
to be swept by d a r k c u r r e n t s
gurgling in the deep of night
the dragon's seductive breath
floating through windows and doors
billboards and neons glowing
cloying fast on roofs & floors
the children await wide-eyed
fed with what the worl...
Friday 11th February 2011 9:11 am