poetry

To the soul upon its passing

To the soul upon its passing: Thank you for your visit here. Thank you for the light you brought with you, The kindness, the warmth. Upon your return to the creator, We hope you remember that this life was but a dream, A transitory experience you added to Like a slap of the wheel with… Continue reading To the soul upon its passing

poetry

The emperor’s no-clothes

As the stories drift away, As the ideas fade to nothing, You are gradually left naked As a newborn babe, Birthed to a universe That is mysterious, Ever-changing, Pregnant with possibility And silent as to what it all means.

poetry

The Buddha within

Deep within me is a smiling Buddha, Unfurling in time, Ready to awaken.   This part of me is like a child, Bright, Naked, Excitable and curious. It is who and how I am when unconcerned by image.   As this part of myself, I am ready to serve. A pair of open hands, Opening… Continue reading The Buddha within

Personal writing, poetry

Choices, the heart, and God

Shall I go to the bar tonight, Or stay in and read? Shall I drop out of college, Or finish? Shall I propose to my girlfriend? Find another? Vote my conscience? Abstain?             Beneath these decisions, there is the part of us that has already chosen; if we try to convince ourselves of our choices… Continue reading Choices, the heart, and God

Personal writing, poetry

Receding into death

Where does it come from, The longing to be stronger, Richer, With a healthier or more beautiful spouse? On better land? With surer footing in the world?   Where does it come from, The feeling of missing one another? My father, my sister, my brother, my kin, All are so far away; I want to… Continue reading Receding into death