(upon a painting by Yumi) If not for bouquets of summer glory gathered by gentle hands What reason for gardens by the sea? The muffled break of waves is not as loud As the whiff and whirr of hummingbird Black and yellow bumble bee busy in the bloom, Each comes to gather gold– Drawn by […]
You have only to watch white clouds charging a moonlit sky To know everything is change Nothing is the same from moment to moment Nothing exists as we think or feel but for a moment And not as we feel or think There is no stasis in darkness, not an instant, everything is motion In […]
O sweet spontaneous earth how often have the doting fingers of prurient philosophers pinched and poked thee has the naughty thumb of science prodded thy beauty . how often have religions taken thee upon their scraggy knees squeezing and buffeting thee that thou mightest conceive gods (but true to the incomparable couch of death thy […]
Hell is an island In an endless sea. The sea is myself, The I-land is me.
After all, as you lie in my arms knowing all needing nothing but what is, the earth rolling away from the sun Thunder rolling in the distance Can you hear the thunder of death, my dear? Yes, I hear it and more, I hear a sound Not everyone can hear, I feel an energy not everyone […]
Sometime before the land turned away from light The wind in the wild mustard slowed The sun, being where is always is, the moon too Twilight and moonrise were in me. Something small and quick sprang and ran. The long grass bent as I watched the urge to chase Corner and kill rise and fall […]
The splash of water on rocks at the high end vibrations move, ripple the surface but not the sweet calm a center of lotus and lily pads like a quiet deep of sea — But water arrives by many ways to be a pond: fed by mountain-top rain seeping to a circle of stone where […]