Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016

In Silence

"What we cannot speak about 
we must pass over in silence."
~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

Into the bucolic cove, I recognize my soul.
Diving connection, 
defying definition.


My heart floats there,
mist, fog, the world.

Nature hums light
and the clarity of color.
Silence, except for the birds.
no words, no one.
Just understanding
and infinite gratitude:
I am and will be.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Poetry of the Heart

"Poetry is the music of the soul, 
and music is the poetry of the heart."

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

In Touch

"If you want to 'get in touch with your feelings,' 
fine, talk to yourself. 
We all do. 
But if you want to communicate 
with another thinking human being, 
get in touch with your thoughts."
~ William Safire

Thinking: August Gold

Monday, August 15, 2016

A Light From the Shadows

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.” 
~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Postpone a Sunrise

“You are living in a poem.” 
Naomi Shihab Nye

Next to you
sweet justice
even the rain
water cleans life
with efficiency.

Rain may postpone
a sunrise
but memory still
remembers the sun.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Intoxicated With Color

"We become intoxicated with color, 
with words that speak of color, 
and with the sun that makes colors brighter."
~ Andre Derain