Wednesday, July 13, 2016


Laughing, Dancing, Sweeping, Soothing
Flowing down a Mountainside

Breaking, Frothing, Meandering, Tossing
Erupting past the Breaktide

Mirth it cries
"Will you marry me?"
Birth it flies
"Will you carry me?"

And life, it circles
Like a bird in the sky
Catching the wind in its sails
Like A ship flying home
Breaking through mists towards the sun
Home beckoning from the shore

Sweeping, Cleansing, Twirling, Bending
Washing through the Creek's bed

Chattering, Cackling, Leaping, Bouncing
Bubbling joy through cracks in Time....

Monday, April 11, 2016


Roots are a mystery
One day lost and another all found
one moment floating above the sky
and the next plunging into an abyss of history
walking the streets of memory
soaring in clouds of imagination
touching hands from the past
seeing one's face in the words of another
fitting one's feet in the prints of that other
the blood of ancestors pulsing
pushing Towards the Future
Known and yet Unknown
Our eyes staring back at us
Narcissus unfurling
....or was it a dream?

My imagination was captured by the image of my grandchildren
a sly little vision found on the steps to my past
my fingers sank into oblivion 
and came out with dandelions 
blowing in the direction of the sun

Laughter danced towards me
and the smells of my sustenance
enveloped me like a blanket
and lulled me to awe
breath stole from my body 
beckoning me to eternity
on the rocks hewn from fire and pain.

And in the dawn of my youth
came a promise
and a light
and a hope
and a vision
my hands impressed upon a rock
time not stopping
ever flowing
towards them...

Wednesday, February 17, 2016


Turn to the sun

Drink a glass of light

a rain of petals

dance around your feet

Turn to the Sun

pour of glass of stars

a mist of gold

immerse you in its heap

Turn to the sun

catch a gem of blood

a pulse of light

cause your heart to breathe

Turn to the sun

cross the path at night

a voice of stars

Finds flowers that sing

Turn to the sun

Drink a drop of vision

darkness' awakening

receives angels that speak

Turn to the sun

Hold its flashing smiles

As transparent as glass

is your soul to me

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Into the Night

Into the Night
Down fast she falls
When her eyes dream
so dark in the pall
In winter's care, she lies

When heaven cries
weeping is found
her cheeks glisten wet
in the depths of evenstar
and make a waterfall
into caverns below the surface
carving rivers in the rocks
that lay in the foundations of her soul.

Laid waste by time
softened by spring rains
falling in the dead of night
slivers of pale green
push through to the sky
stretching towards a mystery

Into the night
it falls away towards day
and becomes a glistening of light ... from the horizon.

Ave Maris Stella

AVE maris stella,
Dei Mater alma,
atque semper Virgo,
felix caeli porta. 
HAIL, Thou Star of the ocean,
portal of the sky
ever Virgin Mother
Of the Lord Most High
Sumens illud Ave
Gabrielis ore,
funda nos in pace,
mutans Hevae nomen. 
O by Gabriel's Ave,
Uttered long ago
Eva's name reversing
established peace below.
Solve vincula reis,
profer lumen caecis
mala nostra pelle,
bona cuncta posce. 
Break the captives fetters,
light on blindness pour,
All our ills expelling
every bliss implore
Monstra te esse matrem:
sumat per te preces,
qui pro nobis natus,
tulit esse tuus. 
Show thyself a Mother,
offer Him our sighs
Who for us Incarnate
did not Thee despise
Virgo singularis,
inter omnes mites,
nos culpis solutos,
mites fac et castos. 
Virgin of all virgins
to Thy shelter take us
gentlest of the gentle
chaste and gentle make us
Vitam praesta puram,
iter para tutum:
ut videntes Iesum
semper collaetemur. 
Still as on we journey
Help our weak endeavor
Till with Thee and Jesus
We rejoice forever
Sit laus Deo Patri,
summo Christo decus,
Spiritui Sancto,
tribus honor unus. Amen. 
Through the highest heaven
To the Almighty Three
Father, Son and Spirit
One same Glory Be. Amen.