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Last Build Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:44:21 +0000

 



Your soul has a wide genealogy quite apart from you

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:44:21 +0000

When I grow heartsick by the convulsions of this world; hopeless by the egos holding our earth hostage; helpless by the spectre of nuclear winter, I go to the ocean. I stand at the shore with stones and seaweed. I attach prayers to seashells and release them to the water. I watch them ride up...



Some hard reality for dreamers – and a warning for the rest of us

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 13:25:33 +0000

Happy April 1st, and happy Poetry Month!    And here’s a slightly edited version: Have you had it up to herewith all those creative-come-mystic types going on about the quiet wonder of the quotidian? Do you, too, cringe when you read the reviews? Poet enters into the everyday and emerges enrapt.Artist finds numinous splendour in...



Approaching the 45th American Presidency

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:45:01 +0000

  The following poem was published in Vancouver’s Westender yesterday…Thank you Westender! Approaching the 45th American Presidency I leave Planet Earth Poetry at Hillside Coffeeafter listening to an enjambment of poetsfervently consider the current state of the American presidency, and on my way home remember I need to prepare and marinate the chicken for tomorrow...



How to make something good happen: counsel for the perniciously officious politician

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:55:23 +0000

I could point to the ocean, the chickadees, the aspen trees, tell you to consider the Carthusian monks —you could learn something, especially from the ocean. I could tell you to listen to the silence at the entrance of a cave, go to your knees, crawl in and watch the neat rows of bats hang...