He Knows, He Understands, He Remembers


He lives his life

the way it used to be and a little bit more.

There are times when he is so quiet

and he knows why, and he understands

and thenā€¦he remembers the deep resonance

and distant echoes of the past.

This is what makes him so quiet.

He looks in the mirror and sees a sad face.

He looks at his children and grandchildren

and he sees in them the smile, the pain, the silent struggle

of those long years, of trying to make sense of what is no longer seen.

The clothes in the blue laundry bag of the past seven years

still remain untouched. Was this deliberately intentioned,

so that what is no longer seen can at least be touched

and lovingly caressed?

But he knows and understands.

Because there is comfort, because he already made peace

with that quiet that brought the pain in the first place

because he knows and understands that that quiet is

actually the peace that binds him with the pain and

that makes him remember tenderly. And it is beautiful.

That complexity. That pain. That deeper truth.

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Forever In The Light


The sun is up, scattering pale light,

and I sense a stirring in my inner being,

a joyful presence of renewal, working,

progressing, promising, unrelenting.

And it validates an ancient promiseĀ written in blood.

It is an expression of love that makes you die

and lets you live again in full glory. How can you not

succumbed to the beauty of this reality

and fall in love so hard and so deep that

it takes you to a place of forever?

I know it in the spirit of my mind

and in the secret of my heart that there is

such a thing as forever in the light.

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Love, No Matter What


True love goes deep into the

silently flowing river of our being.

That is how we are supposed to love,

when we go deep, when the river goes up

and shows up as tears, tears of inexpressible joy,

tears of vulnerability, tears of truth, tears of freedom,

because we are free to love, no matter what.

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There Is No Need To Question


Cold early Sunday morning.

Eating breakfast alone while I think.

The pale early morning light calms

while the cold breeze makes its presence known

through the dancing branches of trees.

Solitude is quiet. The dogs are still asleep.

There is healing and gentle disposition of the heart.

My mind is swept by the serene character of this existence.

There is no need to ask questions.

This is not about philosophy.

This is about the constant renewing of what is

inside me that cannot be seen which most of the time

I am not aware of. It only manifests when I look

at things differently than before.

And I just happen to know.

That unseen leads the way to a path

that is so narrow and I just humbly submit.

It is the only right thing to do,

the only right path to follow.

And it lightens and softens my heavy load

every step of the way.

Though I must admit it is never easy.

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A Quiet Voice


There is a quiet voice

and a revelation that whispers like

a soft blowing wind.

My part is just to listen

even if I do not understand.

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Seeing the World In A Lovely Thin Way


Another cold grey sunday morning.

The street is wet because of the melting snow

and the rain last night and this early morning.

Strange to think that there is a certain

kind of eloquent thinness in this landscape that

I find calming and beguiling and nourishing.

Later I will go out and walk and merge

with the thinness and I know that something

in me will blossom, lift me up and make me see

with illumined eyes the world in a lovely thin way

while I drink a dark roast coffee and read a book of poetry

about the sublime.

In the meantime I see a brown squirrel.

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The Fullness Of Our Humanity


There is a certain kind of rightness

when the rain pours and flowers bloom.

There is gentleness when moonlight quietly slips

through a slightly opened window.

Everything perfectly connects

in the highest order of things.

They are deep expressions of goodness

given to us many, many years ago

as a matter of affection planned even before

everything came into being.

It reminds us of our origin, our lost innocence

and re-introduces us to wonder,

to wonder like a child once again.

This is how we properly address the fullness

of our humanity.

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