Every Hour

Every hour consumed Each joy devoured All hope destroyed Every single living Part of loves’ bones Broken, beaten, burned In the fist and flame Of the madness she weds The happy bride is… Continue reading

Maybe

Maybe in the dawn I’ll be alive again With some peace song in my head A smile in a rose cloud floating over Some hope on the moon’s sinking edge Instead of this… Continue reading

Goodnight Kiss

One more kiss before I go Out of the body into dreams’ glow Place it on my sleepy heart In the pulse that I depart To float the languid, soothing place Lit by… Continue reading

Crowded

Love a million crowded thoughts But useless each to day recall One instant spent from memory Of even one of leaves that fell In wind the love of love the spell Weaved have… Continue reading

In All I Am

My useless love roams over you From another life again In nights sleepless, moonscarred, Scrawled by the blood of pens then I have seen the dawns come crowded In mountain mists and city… Continue reading

Take

If my name you might recall Take this into dreams with you Lightweight made, small but true Nothing to intrude on you From the distances of days Lifetimes shed and ones to make… Continue reading

If A Beauty Comes

If a beauty comes with claim of me Tangle it in silver threads I will Of lights of moons that rose and fell The soft of every petal touched Strands of silken Summer… Continue reading

In Buddha’s Pure Land

In Buddha’s Pure Land All the lovers will return Virgins again unscarred by Flames the tears and kisses The children lost too Will return on sweet breath Only morning can grow From bones… Continue reading

The Nights

The nights Longer and longer Spark from the gallop of day Too soon come Underfoot the endless trail I take to dawning Bells ring for eventide Match flares in the dark Bring the… Continue reading

Adieu

Fare thee well now One midnight horn calls So I shall travel after Following the smoke on the tracks Down dark’s ribcage Into the starglow Remember me when the mist burns When heat… Continue reading

Warbling Birds

Warbling birds In the trees near the Mosque Under a grey dawn sky Beholding rise of day For a gentle phrase to say I look into the songs of the birds But there,… Continue reading

A Grey Day and Joni Mitchell

A grey day and Joni Mitchell morning Ladies of the Canyon And you always come to mind With your tresses in the wind And your hash pipes puffing How long ago it all… Continue reading

The Valentine

The Valentine silent and unseen The one long-lived with me I take it now out of its gilded box Built by time with tears for locks Handmade with skill and polished by heart… Continue reading

I Wrote a Poem

I wrote a poem And then I don’t believe I cried O this is not a good way To begin a cloudy day I will look for distraction Some hard labor to do… Continue reading

All

All useless Puffs of dust thrown From a flick of the hand The straying of wild wind A crush of smothering flowers Every effort Drowned at the start A matchtip flare in the… Continue reading

Drunk

Let’s go drink some cloud wine Stirred by sunset, ripe by time Take this eager hand of mine And we’ll get high on juice of life Elixers made of dark and shine Lets… Continue reading

The Children

Bless the children My fruits of life The darling ones Made in my image And of her love They are the treasures Held palm to palm The delight I take From bounty spread… Continue reading

Now, Love

To the empty bed go now, love, To the shadow left Where the crushed scent fled The broken stalks were strewn The torn deaf petals flew Hearing not the singing from the moon,… Continue reading

The Last Page

Let the last page float off Into the dark fingers the moon kisses To gleam like a jewel may it be Polished by the breath I gave Back to the world from sky… Continue reading

Threads

“The harp of the sad night Plays now in the eventide Here my meal of day is done Finished now my fruits of sun The walk alone in fields of moon Begun I… Continue reading

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