Sunday, July 31, 2011

small stones#31 - Tears

In seas of ancient grieving

the tears flow long and fast,

a washing through of pain and loss

a cleansing of the past.

In watered, mournful honouring

they carry hopes and  dreams,

toward fresh-drawn realities;

the new beginnings seen.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

small stones#30 - Relationships

We twist and turn within ourselves,

connect, reject, return as winding 

through relationships with others

and ourselves, we seek to find 

a settled place of being me and you.

Friday, July 29, 2011

small stones#29 - Demons

Demons dark draw strength from pain

and dress the vision coldly;

in tortured deep remembering,

they colour mind and thought.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

small stones#28 - Whispered Child

I search inside myself and find

a broken, whispered child,

whose journey of becoming

brings pain and joy revealed.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

small stones#27 - Words

The words we use

are not enough

to show us as we are,

but stand as sentinels 

of form to guard

both Self and Soul.

And yet it is beyond the Words

that we can truly find, and see

revealed the core of each;

unique and gently born.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

small stones#26 - Shedding

serpentine slough  of bark-shed gum
revealing moon-soaked flesh in
pristine birth and shimmered wood,
of life once more undressed.

Monday, July 25, 2011

small stones#25 - I

There is the I that I can see

and then there is the me,

and there is the I that others see

and also there's the me.

There's who I am within myself

and that which others see,

and then there is the I that I

Think that I might be.

A cast of characters do live

within the I of Me and knowing

each and every one, the task

of being Me.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

small stones#24 - Laughter

The lilt of laughter teases sweet,

delights through flesh and bone

and draws new smiles from all

who hear; true music of the soul.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

small stones# 23 - Dreams

Within the dross and dregs of dreams

we find our hidden selves, as characters

and stories told of all that we may be.

small stones#22 - Rain

In drizzled dark becoming

the rain draws shades on day

and dresses earth with liquid

life that new birth will be made.

small stones#21 - Soul

The soul observes 

and waits to be

a part of all I am;

the heiros gamos brings

to birth a unity within.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

small stones#20 - Forgotten

In slow forgotten moments

I cast myself in time,

and tell another story

of who and what I am.

small stones#19 - Remember

Remember what I said to you

and how you heard the words,

which were not as I sent them

but valid all the same?

small stones#18 - Time

We suddenly become aware

of here and now and then

we wonder where we were

before this Now began.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

small stones#17 - Sand

Glimmering, drifting, shifting sand

birthed from ocean's mouth,

trims the hem of earth's hard dress

with glistening, shivering breath.

small stones#16 - Cape Point

Rising rock from ancient earth

birthed in ocean's foam,

bathed in mist and heaven's

breath;  Africa's southern point.

Friday, July 15, 2011

small stones#15 - Dew

Crystal beads of 

captured light  hold

to stem and leaf 

as morning's tears

melt into day,

releasing liquid night. 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

small stones#14 - Peacock

Soft shuddering stretch 

bursts green and gold,

a shivering show of indigo;

a fanning forth of harmony,

to draw new futures close.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

small stones#13 - Light

Shimmered dance of distant fire

births the world in light

and whispers life eternal

through sea and soil and time.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

small stones#12 - Rose

Velvet rose in petalled curve,

born in crimson fall of bud

and blossom beauteous,

of scented, endless love.

Monday, July 11, 2011

small stone#6 - Remembering

Remembering is wandering
through moments etched
in time.
Remembering is wondering
through moments etched
in time.

smallstones#7 - Why

Why is the word which takes us far,

which draws us through and on,

with thoughts of things beyond the known,

with dreams of worlds beyond.

small stones#8 - You spoke

You spoke and with the words

I fell into a dream of life,

to know the heart and soul of you

to know my love divined.

small stones#11 - Angels dance

Angels dance invisibly

upon the flesh of life,

and whisper words

of comfort drawn from

starry, ancient breath.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

small stones#10 - Misted world

Fresh misted morning world

awaits the drape of day,

and slow embrace of sun

to bring new form and shape.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

small stones#9- This web of world

This web of world is woven

in twists and threads of time,

in fabric of complexity

it shawls eternal mind.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Monday, July 4, 2011

small stone #4 - Breath of light

Breath of light upon the edge,

sighs darkness into day;

slow shadows of remembering

as night begins to fade.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

small stone#3 - Would, could, should.

It didn’t seem to be the way
that I had hoped it would,
for life had taken other paths,
than I had thought it should.
And yet those words of should
and would and even could suggest
that there is more at work in life
than I could ever guess.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Small Stone#2 - Age

In wrinkled soft forgetting

we fall into life's arms,

our destiny surrendering

to years which drift and pass.

Friday, July 1, 2011

July Small Stone #1 - Winter whispers coldly

Winter whispers coldly,

chill words of brittle night,

to seal in icy darkness,

the sun, the warmth, the light.