Mother-Wild has not only the experience
of her forebears and the accepted rules
of the clan to guide her,
she seeks to learn also from
ants, bees, spiders and badgers.
She studies the family life of the birds.
To her and her child the birds are real people,
who live close to the mysterium.
The murmuring trees breathe its presence.
The falling waters chant its praise.
A silent given grace you seek to find
Within the moonlit forests of the mind
Where mossy doubt obscures the silver stream
And clarity comes only in a dream
Where thou and I and we are of one mind
Blessed by the lucent magic of the Hind.
Fight fire with fire
And the world is burning.
Fight fire with water
And the world keeps turning…
From the light place
To the dark place
A span… of I am.
Of maybe’s and supposes
Littered like the discarded debris
Of an I was
That the Shadow Net failed to trawl.
as stepping stones
To provide a tentative
From the dark place
To the light place
Beyond the span
Of I am.
…It was a day of surprises.
For the matter beneath his feet to commence shaking was a surprise because it had shown no prior predilection so to do and hence had come to be regarded as stable.
Given the ‘most stable’s’ new propensity, somewhat less of a surprise but still, unthinkable, his previously stable walls also began to shake.
The third surprise came hot on the heels of the other two.
As the usually reliable roof-tiles cascaded around his head, he realised that a shock-wave could be seen with the naked eye.
It was the last thing he saw.
Another milestone of time.
There is no youthful compassion
to commiserate with me.
There is no “Surprise!” party.
Just a cold, cold dawn…
and the inevitable tide
washing away a little bit more
of that ragged edifice.
At the start of this, our longest day.
We are on the way…
to greet a Saint.
As soon as one posits one-self
immediately confronted with earth as dirt,
and the need to flee this filthy spectre
Yet it may be that
the outer ring of stars in space
is nothing more than a reflected inner.
Roses, after all, thrive on dung.