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…

17 Miles per Second

17 Miles per Second We’re often so sure of ourselves Our beliefs rock solid Unyielding, unbending – Strong – We admire the ones who stand firm Yet – Our fixed point is spinning 1000 mph Moving through space 17 miles a second Are the clouds moving towards me Or away Or is it both Everything…

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…

Crystalline

Crystalline Infinite crystalline peacock feathers  Dancing across the bottom of the water Traversing along the depths Where light, refracted Flowing through ubiquitous prism Teaches the universe’s ancient lesson What looks like black,  What looks like white  Might just be a rainbow  Bursting with promise Neither wrong, neither right Just simply is Just simply beautiful  An…

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…

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…

Prairie

Prairie Life seems so elusive Though it sits right in my chest I look for it everywhere else but there All the advice just seems to evade me I search for good in the music I search for light in the food I search for meaning in the temporal I search for happy in my…

Revoke

Revoke Today is a day of mourning A day of celebration Today my childhood died From youth, a liberation From fantasy, fallacy To life, reality From hopeful nonsense To quiet trust I think I may I think I must Keep leaning into this moment This moment right here with me No past or future liberty…

All Encompassing

All Encompassing Love is the greatest of delights,the most unconscionable of painsIt rides mighty horses across the universe’s plainsAn all encompassing sea of stars and planets and spaceQuarks and mesons and traceLove is the reason why I breatheThe reason why I dieIf love was not in the midst of my being,here In meaninglessness I would…