Dandelion

The Dandelion  I am a dandelion  Always growing where no one wants me Simple, but symmetrical  Lovely even My yellow is not a cowardice  My name is “Teeth of the Lion” For Heaven’s sake I carry healing in my wholeness  I carry hope along the winds Though never seen, never noticed  Unless I’m in the…

Sermon on the Shore

Sermon on the Shore I went to the church of the ocean  Sat quietly in my lounge chair pew Listening to the sermon of sounds Of light Watching the eternal renew The pelicans drifted on fragrance  The sea gulls tested the sky And as the waves kept on searching the seashore  For just a few…

Buried

Buried Face to face is the way I thought The way I thought it was supposed to be But here I am in the dark Right in the middle of the day And it really doesn’t feel so bad Just terrifying To be floating around in the emptiness of space Trying to enjoy the ride…

The Evergreen

The Evergreen  Everything in life  Is a parable A story A sign Pointing toward a greater reality  A greater truth  That exists all around us All within us  But this truth cannot be explained with words So a picture book must do All around, me All around, you If we simply listen for the sights…

Tsunami

Tsunami The wonder of nature is meant to be overwhelming Its magnanimity designed to overtake To break us apart Scattering our parts over the plains – From the delicacies of why To the awe of the dragon fly Always reminding us  Wonder is our eternal and unaging companion – 4/23/21 kdc

Shadows

Shadows Sometimes God speaks through the shadows  – I said hello to the butterfly  But she went on her meandering way I said hello to the brown squirrel  He startled and scurried away  I said hello to the robin She turned and away off she flew I sat on the bench by the cedar Where…

Setting Sun

Setting Sun I was on my evening walk I stopped right in my tracks Two geese ahead were making it clear They did not want me to bring any more fear Into the night of the setting sun The rising moon Their time for flight was much too soon They would rather sit here in…

Life, Work

Life, Work Sometimes it is just not romantic Writing life-filled poetry We all want life to be good and whole And it is Yet life seems to live on a backdrop of death We cannot see in total darkness We cannot see in total light We have to have a both and an and We…

Live Oak

 Valley Oak I used to dislike you Your disfigured form Your gnarled hands Your thorned leaves I thought you belonged in a horror film The perfect backdrop for darkness and grim – I’ve spent a decade with you – Now I see You are amongst the strongest of trees You stand amongst the wildfires The…

Presence

Presence There are so many things going on  in this present moment  Then those things disappear  but the present moment does not  The present moment is our taste of the eternal  Every leaf that quakes in the wind Every bird that flaps its wings and flies  Every ray of light  It rests in the here…

Transplant

No photo today. Shocker! I’m going to let you use your imagination instead 🙂 Transplant I see the transplant branch Withering, sad and dry I don’t know where, I don’t know why When I followed all the given directions – I went to class, I listened well But still my lovely branch was felled By…

Crossroads

Crossroads Maybe it’s time to say goodbye to guilt To shame To self-criticism and hate I hear the screams of the rigid “you’re taking away the right from the wrong” Exactly I’m tired of playing this dualistic song I’m tired of the same old lyrics The same old endings The same old routines I’ve listened…