Monday, February 12, 2018

Waking Meditation



The eerie morning restless came gently to my bed
And pressed upon my heart three things
Remember love and honor, and the shape of time
Its ebb and flow, its worn remonstrance
To be unencumbered
And with this sinuous flower growing in my
Heart-mind
Dropping peopled scenes like petals
I rose to wander through my rooms in silent greeting
Foggy morning waiting with its cold gray arms
To still my inner turmoil
While the trees danced from side to side
And the occasional car sailed by with eye-lamps open
Life, this fragile paradise
Softly nestled in this mute body
Who am I to question the journey's right or wrong
A vertical mind and thoughtful music
Coaxes random pieces into sense
My kindly angel resting her hand on my shoulder
As I write

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Just Out of Reach



In the cavern of dreams
Reality is a chameleon
Dancing every step
To imagination's
Soft guitar

Our shadow self whispers,
"Want to see my colors?
I'll open my coat."





Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Ring of Fire Speaks


This could be inspiration for a short story or poem. Or maybe just time to have a cup of herbal tea and take some deep breaths.

Today's news for January 22, 2018:

1) A 7.9 earthquake happened in the Gulf of Alaska, triggering a tsunami warning that thankfully was later withdrawn.

2) A volcanic eruption at Mount Kusatsu-Shirane in Japan was subsequently followed by an avalanche that trapped 78 skiers, injured many and killed one.

3) A volcanic eruption occurred in Mount Mayon in the Phillippines, forcing 50,000 villagers to evacuate.

Just a few days before, on January 18, 2018:

4) A long-dormant volcano on Kadovar Island erupted, and about 1,500 people were evacuated in islands of Papua, New Guinea.

If you look at a map, you can see that all of these events happened in the so-called "Ring of Fire" which is where volcanic activity is most often recorded. Technically, the earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska could be slightly north of the edge, but I'm not sure.

The simultaneity of these events suggests to me that something larger is going on deeper underground. I'm no scientist, so I'm not sure how this works, but it looks like Gaia is restless. Is anybody else connecting these events? Or am I crazy?