Poem: Soul Outpost-Cantos 5,6

Canto V: Peering over the Edge Tantalized lifeblood flows from the Great Mystery Shift along the shadow border Between the known and the unknown The heart trills like a soaring songbird A succession of defining moments arrive Reality tears away the fancy Consideration gives way to acceptance There is a surrendering to the Real Rudely …

Poetry: Soul Outpost Cantos 3-4

Canto III – Luminous Clarity My downstairs neighbor sweetly strums the Guzheng after Sunday breakfast The radiant music flows through the cement floor into my tiny cloister In the room next to me, my future wife teaches English to anxious middle school students preparing for their monthly exams Their critical class rank measured down to …

Poetry: Soul Outpost Cantos 1-2

Canto One: Divergence of Paths Gleaming field of white marble monuments Mom’s with Presbyterian cross She will eternally bunk with her sailor boy When he lays himself down to sleep Accompanied by my two beloved daughters I visited the day before leaving for China A remnant of preserved plums Blessed before Chinese ancestors’ tomb Delivered …

Prose Poem: At Sunrise

At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear – Norman Maclean (A Prose Poem) Waking in the predawn hour, while the land slumbers, a transcendent power drifts through the sky. Mysteries cavort in the twilight zone between night’s end and day’s start. It is an indeterminate time for which there is no specific term. The …

Inspirational Poetry

This is a sample of my recently published book of poetry, Shine a Splendid Light: Poems and pieces from a restored life. It is Volume One. From the Artist the Universe Demands Art and image, subject and artist are bound together forever. Something beckons to the artist’s eye causing his head to turn and notice …

Express Your Creativity

Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings. It takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility. Wordsworth Our lives exhale poetry every day. The gentle gaze of a parent upon their child’s face as she turns to walk into school. The subtle tenderness of friends acknowledging one another’s vulnerabilities. Each night, we all experience …

Poem Together We Flourish

Humans long for companionship. Our hearts yearn to beat in unison with another life. Pets can comfort and cheer us, but having another person who cares for you can calm the howling winds. Alone we survive. Together we flourish. What a glorious day when from out of the windswept sands steps someone who cares. Your …