Tagged with transcendentalism

FLOODPLAIN

FLOODPLAIN

The rain has devastated the river. To my eyes it’s devastation, but I do know in reality it’s natural. It happens here in spring when the river carries the snow melt from the mountains and the rains make it flood. Since forever. I see it when I walk here.  These woods and trails are on floodplain … Continue reading

SHINED

SHINED

My day is less sunny without you It’s raining and cloudy and the wind it’s so blustery You took the sunshine the day that you left When you left I still picture your face How it glowed How it shined It’s so bright in my mind I can see How it shined On an overcast … Continue reading

THE LEAST

THE LEAST

the greatest of these is charity and faith and hope and kindness not the biggest or loudest or richest or brashest or that which looks most obvious its helter-skelter topsy- turvy inside-out and upside down it’s hari-kari rub your eyes and wait your turn you’ll get your chance cause the greatest of these is the … Continue reading

SOLSTICE

SOLSTICE

good morning sunday just like any other day there’ve been so many hello there summer well it’s true you just got here why’d you wait so long? that’s june twenty-first and the first day of summer well officially and the solstice too northern hemisphere not south of the equator it’s getting cold there days shorter and dark … Continue reading

NOT LIKE BEFORE YOU

NOT LIKE BEFORE YOU

i love you but that’s not what’s good it’s the sky now i love the sky but not like before you no i think i just noticed it and the trees and the hills they’re not like before you this must be the first time i’ve seen them but that’s not what’s good it’s the … Continue reading

PLACE AND TIME

PLACE AND TIME

When it’s finally temperate enough for every single window, nook and cranny to remain open twenty-four-seven, that’s what I call a beginning. The last couple of nights have been such. I have my bed ready for summer what with new fun springy sheets (and my “Linus blanket” thrown over for extra warmth if need be, although … Continue reading

WHITE SPACE

WHITE SPACE

don’t read my words you don’t anyway read between them between each sentence above and below them side-to-side the looking is better the white space is where like here the before and after the pauses and clauses and phrases that stick out too like a sore thumb for some reason and don’t belong there they’re … Continue reading

CULPRIT

CULPRIT

the faucet drips and drips the sands land in the hourglass the alarm clock rings too loud the gas light goes on in the car five shot dead in seattle the sun’s coming up again the heat’s kicked on cause it’s cold outside such a streak of illogical weather a uruguayan bit the arm of … Continue reading

OCEANS

OCEANS

Oceans first appeared in the Stone Path Review How can you dream Without grandiose notions? How can you sail When you don’t have a breeze? How can you change When you only have oceans Of low expectations And fear and unease? Why do you settle For all that just bores you? And have little faith … Continue reading

SKYLIGHT

SKYLIGHT

I promise this isn’t a weather report but it DID snow overnight. And that’s funny ’cause if it snowed here, there must be an awful lot of snow in environs further north. And this with Spring only three days away! And not a moment too soon. But it didn’t snow much and it won’t be here … Continue reading

PLEASING

PLEASING

you can please some of the people all of the time all of the people some of the time but not all of the people all of the time yet still pay heed why not concede and go out and about on your merry way do what you do and say all that you say … Continue reading

SONG FOR YOU

SONG FOR YOU

hello there sunshine open your sleepy eyes now it’s time to wake up good morning dreamer the night’s done and it’s daytime and there’s lots to do or nothing at all the coffee’s prepared the newspaper just got here the birds are singing they have a song  that’s for you just to say welcome morning’s … Continue reading

COME WHAT MAY

COME WHAT MAY

done all i can do did what had to be done tried as hard as i might was a fight never slight played as much as i can with the hand i was dealt worked with all that i had did my best never less another chapter is over another story’s been told now it’s … Continue reading

ROBINS

ROBINS

Ice storm and robins That’s unexpected They’re making a ruckus Well for robins that is As frozen rain hastily drops I forgot to listen to the weather They don’t make a sound Well not with their throats But they lift and they swoop Their wings flutter about Much more than in May How they will … Continue reading

NOTHINGNESS

NOTHINGNESS

nothingness is everything there isn’t anything more than not a bit nor in the least that’s it all she wrote grasping and clawing day in and out pining and searching time and again the same dead end streets and endless brick walls start over at the beginning then try again try to be satisfied by … Continue reading

NOW ONLY COMES ONCE

NOW ONLY COMES ONCE

sixty-six more days that’s how many it is now days till spring that is i’m counting them down i usually do every year around this time so i’m starting now but now only comes once right? i mean this moment when there’s sixty-six more days till it’s finally here? spring twenty-thirteen sixty-five more days that’s … Continue reading

JUXTAPOSED

JUXTAPOSED

I do suppose We’re in repose But predisposed To juxtapose The light and dark The happy sad Together here We’re good and bad And goodness knows I can’t oppose Your soul exposed No longer closed But juxtaposed With pain and hate Where fear does reign Served on a plate Each day imposed So not composed … Continue reading

GOOD STEWARD

GOOD STEWARD

The poor you will have Does that mean we don’t help? And we’ll always have murder Does that mean sell more guns? Too much lying there’ll be Does that mean we’re not liable? There will always be war Does that mean to shoot first? And the sick will be sick So to hell with our … Continue reading

OH WINTER SOLSTICE

OH WINTER SOLSTICE

oh winter solstice i’m happy you’re coming back in just a few days i love when you come and i’m sitting here waiting not that it matters i don’t have a choice whether i like it or not you come like clockwork when it gets too dark every day even more so you come to … Continue reading

I’LL SLEEP WHEN I’M DEAD

I’LL SLEEP WHEN I’M DEAD

mystery or certainty are not what they’re cracked up to be the first is fun but then you wonder gotta know what makes the thunder the second sure it’s good to have security no worries too but so blasé to know the way when yesterday was like today what good is it to be so … Continue reading

NEW NARRATIVE

NEW NARRATIVE

I’m buying a guitar today. A used one, nothing fancy. Acoustic. From a woman on Craigslist, you know how that works. I’ve been wanting to buy one for a while now, even though I don’t know how to play- my plan is to teach myself. Last winter I “collaborated” with a musician friend of mine, … Continue reading

ASTRALLY

ASTRALLY

It’s 5am. Tomorrow at this time it’ll be 4am. That’ll be the new “real time”, you know the whole spring ahead, fall behind thing? No need to poke holes or analyze that whole concept really, I mean it is what it is. Man toying with nature. I do welcome it getting light out earlier though, … Continue reading

FALL TO THE GROUND

FALL TO THE GROUND

To me it’s about death. It’s over. The balmy and comfy weather. The light. My year. The fun. I’m tricked by the colors oh so vibrant and where I live there seems every color imaginable. I’m scared because this signifies the coming of the cold and dark time. There’s nothing new under the sun and … Continue reading

THE LEAST

THE LEAST

the greatest of these is charity and faith and hope and kindness not the biggest or loudest or richest or brashest or that which looks most obvious its helter-skelter topsy- turvy inside-out it’s hari-kari rub your eyes and get in line and wait your turn you’ll get your chance cause the greatest of these is the least … Continue reading

IN THE MORNING

IN THE MORNING

i’ll see you next time in the morning we’ll be together again in the day until then i bid you good tidings and for all that i wish for a lot that and more when the sun does come up and the dark turns to dawn i’ll be there my heart jumps for joy in … Continue reading

ITS OWN SAKE

ITS OWN SAKE

isn’t it absurd? it’s god’s cruel joke i’m saying that it’s gotta be preposterous too i mean in how we’re living see the evidence? hopefully you don’t what you don’t know won’t hurt you ignorance is bliss happier clueless is so popular right now folly to be wise is what i’m learning insert head in … Continue reading

EYES OF YESTERDAY

EYES OF YESTERDAY

memories consume me but not memories of people or events or successes and accomplishments i’m here with my head back looking up at the stars and thinking back over the years to times I did the same thing things are different now i remember being in places places i loved they’re all gone now i’m … Continue reading

THIS I SWEAR

THIS I SWEAR

The rain it will stop This I swear The clouds will retreat I’ve no doubt The darkness will lift You can trust me The sun will return You will lift up your face Feel the warmth and the light It will soothe all your pain This I swear On the days that are dark You’ll … Continue reading

SCRUBBED

SCRUBBED

i swept the porch today it hasn’t needed much sweeping for some time now it’s true but it was cluttered with leaves as they’ve started to fall these last few days i split some wood today i haven’t needed to split much for months now it’s true but it’s time for a stockpile as it’s … Continue reading

PASTORAL AND COUNTRY

PASTORAL AND COUNTRY

Please give me that green grass This concrete’s no good Give me landscapes with sunsets I wish that you would Show me big sky and mountains It’s what I like the best Not traffic and bustle Gets me unduly stressed I need rivers and forests And more time spent outdoors I just want more leg … Continue reading

SHINED

SHINED

My day is less sunny without you It’s raining and cloudy and the wind it’s so blustery You took the sunshine that day that you left When you left I still picture your face How it glowed How it shined It’s so bright in my mind I can see How it shined On an overcast … Continue reading

RAINSTORMS

RAINSTORMS

Nature soothes my loneliness I know I’m not alone Mornings fill my emptiness Like nothing that I known Sunlight warms the bitter cold That’s frozen up my heart Rainstorms wash away the dirt That’s been here from the start.

PICTURES I KEEP IN MY MIND

PICTURES I KEEP IN MY MIND

I forged a new trail today. Well I didn’t actually forge it myself, I’m sure it’s been there a very long time. This trail is part of an impressive myriad of trails that are a hop, skip and a jump from my front door. They weave their way through the woods and down the mountain … Continue reading

CHIPS WILL FALL

CHIPS WILL FALL

                I’m not depressed enough to really say anything It’s all been said before too many times By someone else or too many times by me. The sound of my own voice makes me sick. I’m not angry enough to really do anything Out of the ordinary or … Continue reading