Go and Play

Ring-a-ring o’ roses,

A pocket full of posies,

A-tishoo! A-tishoo!

We all fall down

Fall into every hole

Rise to every height

Don’t maintain your cool

Don’t be afraid to be a fool

Or be afraid to be fooled

Maybe just go outside and fly a kite

Dance and sing

And move along

For you were not born forlorn

From an eternal pool of Love you sprung

The Sun and Wind see you play

Soon enough you will be dust

No one will remember us

But the Earth and Sky

So go and play

Before you forget

The Aleph

I have been Homer

And like Ulysses

Soon I shall be Nobody

I shall be all men

I shall be dead

Amor Fati

— inspired by Borges’ The Aleph

Flowers

Cut from the womb

Like a flower from its roots

We begin to fade

Into beautiful oblivion

A screaming ride

Or a gentle glide

Most beautiful close

To our rebirth

Into the Sky

As a freebird

We stretch

For that last

Ray of Sunlight

Enjoy our last Moon

Before we are drawn home

Into the original womb

The Black Sun

As above

So below

As within

So without

Oh to know

How beautiful

All these flowers

As they are

In the Eternal Now

the star falls

A man sets out to draw the world. As the years go by, he peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, ships, islands, fishes, rooms, instruments, stars, horses, and individuals. A short time before he dies, he discovers that that patient labyrinth of lines traces the lineaments of his own face.

— Jorge Luis Borges

once upon a time there was an old star who had thought it had seen everything…

one day it spied with its timeless eye a small blue gem…

what is this new thing covered in blue water…

suddenly, without warning, the star began to fall…

faster and faster…smaller and smaller…until he could fit on the head of pin…

blackness…and then there was light…a bright wet light…

no memory of who he used to be and was still yet up there in the sky…

one day a bird was heard singing by the Hu-Man boy…

but that is another poem for another time…

many adventures await the Hu-Man…

fly you fools

Destiny and Fortune

The terms have been set
The lines have been drawn
The sides have been chosen
Now the Game will play to the end

Watch the bouncing red ball…

It is beyond comprehension
It is beyond understanding
Who can carry such a thing
Only without thought
I am not worthy of this
I am not strong enough to bear it

But somewhere inside
I feel to let it all ride
Spin the wheel
I AM a Human Being after all
Go for broke boy
Now is the time
This is the moment

Swing for the stars….

drip

this moment of freedom
it drips from the sky
like orange marmalade

when I was a boy
i dreamt of being king
i melted down my crown

now I stand
on the edge of eternity
filled with starlight

to know yourself
swirling
a mote in gods eye

killing time
towing the line
shattered dreams

windows of meaning
bubbles popping
don’t leave yet

so many pretty
things to see
just waiting to be

on top
in the center
of a lost soul no more

a gentle whisper heard
fairies dancing mid air
beating hearts echo

what does it mean
it means
now is living

The Honey of the Lotus

Consider the honey bee
So bound to the dance
A wiggle
A waggle

“O my Lord Kṛṣṇa, I beg to offer my prayers unto You. My mind is like the bee, and it is after some honey. Kindly, therefore, give my bee-mind a place at Your lotus feet, which are the resources for all transcendental honey.”

Who are all these lonely people?

I have found simply…the sweetest honey.