One day these poems

One day / These poems will ring out like church bells / Gathering everyone around for the stories I want to tell / And it won’t mat…

THE RAPE OF INNOCENCE

With no breasts to fondle / her little body writhes / at the touch of Grandpa’s greasy fingers

WHO KNOWS THE POWER OF POETRY?

Is not the human heart linked to the motions / of sun and moon; / to the fiery unfoldment of every bud;

I WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK WORDS TO YOU

Ah, but here I am, sitting with a pocket full of nothing… / wishing beauty upon you, / wishing I had the power of a god to fly and bless / …

I AM AWAKENING

In the name of everything I love / the spell is breaking / and I am awakening / into this pure pink innocence of being, / into expansive, e…

MANY THERE BE WHO SEEK POWER…

who touches the souls of trees / with his mind / and knows that the ancient wind / still plays and is young.

BLACK BALLOONS

Forgiveness is like holding black balloons / and letting the wind carry them away. / Sweet souls will dance together / again… face to face,

IN HER HEART IS A CHILD

When she drinks / rose petal tea / her mind caresses light / and moves with ease to open her heart, / to drop her clothes,

IT TAKES ONLY ONE WORD

It takes only one word / to say nothing so beautifully / as to wake up the soul.

A Nation’s Greatness

I would like to know, which country in the world: / Has the gentlest, most harmonious people? / Has the most honest and transparent governm…

ABOUT THE SILVER TUNNELING TORNADO

I cry with bears / who grumble in the dark / and wolves who crack / elk bones with bloody teeth.

WE HAVE WAYS WE MOVE UPON

We have ways we move upon / and within each other / that are rarely said / by anyone.

WHEN SHE SECRETLY AROSE

You listen too much even now to famous fox’s fables / instead of to the secret Lord of wolves and grass / for perhaps your young mind / st…

THE ANIMAL US

There are birds in our blood; the trees are kissing us with every breath. Great beings watch over us from realms where a thousand earth yea…

HOW THE LOVE WE NEVER GOT

— my breast! bird brewed — / until the sky spattered clear / amidst the spiraled soak / of her gold-grown green fear.

SEXUAL HAPPINESS

The instinct of sex is to open. It is an innocent sensation, mellifluous and breathtakingly beautiful. It is a slow, hot swell and a soft, …

HOW TO LOVE A WOMAN

Shout yes! yes! yes! to her. / Throw a fabric of wild soul-life over / her naked shoulders. / Let her run free like a colt!

AH… THE HOLY DARK

Ah… the holy dark is wildly, / laughingly creative

TO HONOR THE SECRET SACRED SELF

Who fights for her, / if not the stones and stars, / bird song and happiness of water?

SWEET INNOCENCE

Wide open and joyously washed / with a million liters of liquid Light / the soul comes clear…

I DREAMED I SAW HITLER FALL INTO THE SUN

I dreamed of life consuming death / and children laughing in the place / where selfish darkness once was done / so there was nothing left t…

TURTLE SPEED

The natural beauty oozes slowly / through form, through each beating heart, / the ecstatic reach of trees, / the melt of light into light,

THE DEEP MOVES SLOWLY…

The deep moves slowly… / the matters of the heart / move like great whales / slumbering in a slow drift / of cold currents amidst the…

LILLY IS STANDING ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD

Pio looks at Lilly. He smiles. / His flute silkily celebrates her long legs / in a lilting melody of prayer. / His angel writes down its pa…

THE CHILDREN WILL REMEMBER

A million lost children / are frantically trying to fix their tricked minds, / having been diagnosed and tranquilized / because they dream…

THE COLORS OF GOD’S DREAM

The dream of love / comes from clouds, / from the wild eyes of horses, / from the laughter of water falling.

SERENADING GORDON IN THE CANCER WARD

He was an old man, / pale and rickety, with one eye. / He was already mostly gone. / Seemed to be barely hanging on.

THE MISSION OF THIS POETRY

Getting the outside inside; / transforming the inside / with imaginative, crazy wisdom;

I WANT SPRINGTIME TO LEAP OUT OF YOUNG PEOPLER…

I want springtime to leap / out of all young people’s eyes, / something fresh / something implacably joyous!

AUGURIES OF GUILT…with apologies to William…

The Soldier’s hands which drip with blood / Will never know the taste of love.

ALL DAY I’M WATCHING

to dance quietly— / silky in movements / of eyes and hands, / hips and hair—

PRAISE FOR EVERY FOOLISH CHOICE

My wounds are my treasures; / they have pierced me / like many arrows / to let brightness break out,

LIP TO LIP

A lady sits upon the shore / dressed in skin and little more, / she presses hand against her mouth / and sizzles like a cooking trout.

THE INNOCENT WIND BLOWING

And all over the world / people are growing more ecstatic at being human / and wondering where all this will lead. / And the wind keeps blo…

CONTENTMENT

And then our contentment / would naturally overflow, if we pleased, / in a rich feast of creative / exuberance

DON’T BE AFRAID… YOU’RE ALREADY DEAD

This is beauty… / falling without fear, effortless, / sinking through sky, into the infinite softness

FROM REBECCA’S WORDS

Into the silk and cherries, / a woman’s magic smells, / the feel of melting minds / in the hot and soft,

OUT OF THIS WINDOW

This naked, empty silence / can heal us from centuries of pain.

A POEM FROM SALLY’S WORDS

I’m listening to birds singing ancient songs: / homing songs, songs of wild flight. / I’m listening to the lullabies / of my ow…

LILLY’S MORNING OBLATION

She lets her night robe slip off / and stands naked / in blue water’s laughter / and sunshine’s silent flow,

ABOUT A WOMAN TOO WILD TO TOUCH

Her eyes move / like wild ponies, tremble like salt shakers / on a thunder rumbled table.

THE GREAT LOVE LAUGHING AS LIGHT

Dropping, sinking back / into the pink palpitations of my own sweet body: / into the golden juice of it, / into my milk, into the cleansin…

THE GOLDEN BEING WHO CANNOT LIE

The Golden Being who cannot lie, / who created infinite fields of stars, / and this blue and green / spinning world in space,

THE DEEP WILD DANCES

The Deep Wild passionately undulates, / copulates and dances!

LOVING SILENCE

I have found that the soul’s senses / wake up in a baptism / of sustained silence.

THE MAGIC OF HER LIFE

Her face turns back to the colors — / rare and beautiful in the sky. / He returns to his silence / and meditates on the slow / rhythm of d…

URI’S BLESSING

his eyes glistened with emotion, and he embraced me, crying out my name to the birds, to angels… / to the wind.

WIND CRAZY

The wind / shakes her down to heartwood, / sends electric sparks through her / twigs, clatters her little round / leaves, makes her crazy w…

FROM THE ELECTRIC WILDNESS

And the poet’s words / should sound something like this: / “Blue sky… Be Amazed!

A NEW CHAPTER BEGINS

As ripples on a still pool / expand in silver Light, / so Love expands to embrace all —

COULD YOU PERHAPS BELIEVE ME?

sees old tree souls whistling silence / like a divine word.

ECSTATIC LIGHTENING

Run out, stand naked under the opening skies, / I mean throw off all your clothes, / feel the sunlight kissing your skin,

PERHAPS YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN

I thought it was possible / to be closed in a beautiful way, / but you disprove my defenses / with your face, by your nose, / through the h…

LOVE IS THE BED

Love is the bed / out of which hands and feet grow, / from which eyes form, / ears, the curve of a hip, / the long leg and arm.

WHAT A LONG WAY WE HAVE TRAVELED TO ARRIVE AT THI…

Oh Lilly, what a long way we have traveled / to arrive at this kiss. / I with my naked mind, / …

THE POET WHO WEAVES HIS MIND

The poet who weaves his mind / to tutor the heart’s timid trounce / upon the dunced heave, and slow roll, / of religion’s round arch, reach…

THE DREADED BUGGYWASSELS

they’ll snitch your shoes and snitch your clothes, / and snitch money from your father’s banks / and take your pills and guns and tanks

SEA BORN AND LAUGHING

If I was a fish I would tickle her ribs — / flash and twirl, spin and drop — / through her seething, salty, sanguine soul / until the stars…

LIFE IS MEANT TO BE TRANSFORMED INTO ART

Every one of us is crying out / to be transformed into art: / I mean Love as Life, in us / at last

ST. PADDY’S POETRY NIGHT ON INNIS MOR

I stood up in a blur of cigarette smoke / but no one noticed. The people leaned in to hear each other / over the buzz of noise and talked…

THE BIRTH OF RELIGION

When understanding supplanted / wild unknowing rapture / and cognitive ritual tamed / ecstatic dance under the stars.

THE FLAMING HOST OF GAIA

We are all part of a wild, flaming company / holding the Earth / like a pearl in our translucent hands, / in our radiantly loving hearts.

PINNING THE LOCATION

Perhaps in the garden of a Taoist; / perhaps in the slow movement of Chi Gong; / perhaps in the fervent prayers of a Rabbi; / perhaps in a …

SEXUAL HAPPINESS

The instinct of sex is to open. It is an innocent sensation, mellifluous and breathtakingly beautiful. It is a slow, hot swell and a soft, …

DEATH COMES

Something warm is glowing deep within her feathers. / Quietly, something like a small bone breaks in her heart.

ANIMA ATMAN

some Wild and Beautiful thing arises / over the horizon of your soul / and wraps her arms around you…

WHAT IS THIS FOUNTAIN?

You are composed of trillions and trillions / of cells, and each one performs / about six trillion functions a second.

INTIMATE AND FREE

It is time to discover, perhaps for the first time, the living wisdom and safety of this power we call Love. It is time to become naked, op…

GOD’S LOVE WAS BORN

God’s love was born / on Christmas morn / amidst brambles in the hay,

SHE CARRIES THE BLACK FOREST AND THE MOON IN HER …

She breathes them all out silkily in smiles / that shine from that bright world / above the slow, / silent working of the green / in the …

TEACH ME HOW TO MOVE BEYOND THE SHADOWS OF THE WE…

Teach me, how to move / beyond the shadows of the West / to that place, as innocent as a cow’s teat, / as warm milk squirting,

MORTAL VULNERABILITIES

Sometimes, though the hidden night sky / is white with stars, / still dark descends inside our bones, / like ink seeps into white linen,

Echoes From the Blue Boy

all love-born / and breathing, pouring silver life / in shivers, in the shaken bells / of laughter,

TODAY THERE IS A SILENT WORKING TO RIPEN THE TOMA…

Today there is a silent working to ripen the tomatoes, / a silent working to bloom the flowers, / a silent working amongst the butterflies …

OPEN YOUR DOOR

Open your door / and let the blue sky pour through / all over you, / let sunshine splatter you gold / and blue, and a foamy / silk of cloud…

ON FIREFOX’S REVERIE

Let all presumptions go / and lay back on a pile of soft ribbons. / Let silky loops suspend you / in a cloud of butterflies and birds.

MAYBE ITS TIME TO UNDRESS YOUR VOICE

Maybe its time to undress your voice: / to take off that sheer gown of ingratitude, / to slip the panties of squeamishness down your legs.

WHOSE STORY IS JUST A DEAD BIRD

Whose story is just a dead bird / in a trash-filled field, / or a dirty rag in a street, / or the trembling lips

JESUS TALKEN

Bruised by thorns and stones, / lost in the rag-tagged life of forests, / lost in yellow fields; lost in feathers, / shells and stones, …

OPEN YOUR DOOR TO THE WILD AND BLUE

Open your door / and let the blue sky pour in / all over you, / let sunshine splatter you gold / and blue,

I HAVE DECIDED TO LIVE IN SLOW MOTION

I have decided to live in slow motion / so I can become as sensitive as a plant. / I have decided to drift on old boats down young rivers /…

Death

Two worlds draw near each other. / As a burning candle dies / its smoke goes up. / Someone has gone up.

LILLY, WHERE ARE YOU REVISITED

It has been a long time / since I met a woman / my mouth bled for, / that my heart started speaking to / without my conscious consent

DIM ECHOES OF A GOLDEN VOICE

Have you caressed the inside of trees / lately, sailing by / on clouds like a child’s dreams?

THE NEW COSMOS

We are all of us, / together, / arising up out of / the center / of existence. / We are twinkling in and out / of God. / Created, we c…

I PRAY FOR THIS WOMAN

So shall the sun / turn twofold and green / and arise in her overflowing / eyes.

BECOMING THE BEAUTY

Open throats, like young spring birds: / eyes open, hearts open… / The people are open!

FALLING WITHOUT FEAR

This is beauty… falling without fear, / effortless, sinking through sky, / into the infinite softness / that catches, into some other w…

LOVE AND SUFFERING

You were a slow flame surrounded by an azure sea. / The roses you once held to your breast for strength / became my kisses, ruby raindrops …

WHAT IF LOVE

What if infinite Love / was in the space between your open hands, / the silence between each thought, / the still point between each breath.

RAMBLING IN REMEMBRANCE

Quail thrash the morning sky / and my blood jumps. / Plumped up, pumped up, / I’m spinning like a whirligig seed leaf tumbling.

Innocent and Blessed

The heart opens / in a lime-green light. / The body opens: / whimsical and mystical / and pure beyond belief.

SEX OPENS US

for sex is the urge of Life, / the instinct of surrender, / the magical motion of opening, / the ecstatic essence known,

Virtue’s Casualty

Stepping over the line means no return; / Relationships bring with them inevitable maturity / As well as sensations that can’t be unlea…

OUT OF THE BOOK WITH BOILING COVERS

I have this thought that the dead are more true / then the laughter of rain, / or that sudden silent smush / of ripe sunlight dripping on m…

A BLESSING

May banners fly around your mind, / and wild balloons, as colors ooze through your skin,
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