29 March 2015

perspective (day 39)

White and gold
Blue and black
Supposedly the latter
But given our retinal cones
and neurological zones
Who knows?

Charismatic conqueror
Suffering Saviour
Supposedly the latter
But given our universal blindness
and conditional kindness
Who knows?

Please save us...

NOW.

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27 March 2015

jazz trinity (day 38)

heads sway, stir
limbs flex, flow
hearts pulse, prance
souls flux, fly
minds concentrate, centre
consciences convex, converge

musicians manifest magnificence
humans harmonize heavens
beings bless beloveds
three in One
One in three

Amen. 

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(spontaneoulsly composed in the afterglow of experiencing the Vijay Iyer Trio transform SFJAZZ Centre into truly sacred space)


labyrinth (day 37)

winding along stone-lined
swirls of soil
formed in faith
firmed by footsteps
worn by weather
a wandering walkway
from the harrowed
to the hallowed

the most extraordinary
pathway to the Centre
is usually not
the most expedient

thank You.

Amen.

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25 March 2015

the diving divinity (day 36)

Your friend Joseph once wrote,
'The crucifix, 
the hand grenade,
only you know
which one is gonna save you.'

The answer,
as usual,
seems to exist
somewhere in between.

For Love,
whose Body
covers explosions
with outstretched arms,
thanks.

Amen.

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fear and faith (day 35)

Your friend Bruce once wrote,
'Sometimes the darkness
is your friend.'

Your friend Annie once noticed
you need darkness
to see stars.

Your fictional friend once exclaimed,
'Have fun exploring
the infinite abyss!'

I believe...
help my unbelief.

Thanks.

Amen.

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23 March 2015

one. broken. Body. (day 34)

he doesn't agree
with her
who can't come
to terms
with them who
won't compromise
for those people
who refuse
to stay in 
the same community
as these people
and the Maker
of them all
dis-integrates
into
tears.

Help.

Amen.

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22 March 2015

top of the rock - west (day 33)

eternal grey-blue before me
infernal sun behind
warming solidified shoulders
caressing knotted neck
salty sea spray
saturating solidified soil
synthesizing with tempestuous tides
and torrents of tears
eternal Grace
splashing my face
embracing this place

Salt.
Light.
Thank.
You. 

Amen. 

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