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Axis Of A Heart

A solitary word shifts the axis of a heart
A gentle kiss from your supple lips realighs
 

Unyielding Teacher

With great suffering comes remarkable insight
One need not seek it, for it is inevitable
Perhaps never constant, yet always an unyielding teacher
It penetrates the entire being,
demands much from the soul,
taxes the intellect,
launches the heart on a seesaw journey

Brown-leaf Mist

On a meloncholia
brown-leaf mist
rests an ever-unsettled
fettered imagining
fragments of light
shed unasked hope
Freedom
will never be
found in this 
world, so I
seek it 
elsewhere
Still branches
this pleasant scent
promises more
bare-foot traipsing
shattered concete
You belong
to another.

No Title

Hyperbole and 
bravado reign
unsubstantiated
and unfounded


Homage to Eve

Four more years
of the war pigs
Where have all
the naive gone
Blossoming like
flowers in
the barren
one after another
they reappear
in new unheard forms
unimaginable fate
for the decaying
artificial components
pump mishued blood
through twisted
machinations
unrecognizable to 
the callow and
vagabond
The morning
after
the seeker
is dead
ideals have
passed
firm ground
is established

The Trauma of Existence, The Trauma of Birth

Being with a woman
is a treat
a wonder
to behold
pause and
breathe in
the sustenance
hoped to
be offered
no substitute
no conception
can fathom
this sweet
breeze
slow to
develop
long ignored
waiting for no one
requiring
supreme
patience
a wave
of sound
passes
her voice
awakens
once forgotten
leaves flutter
hearts shutter
sadness settles
Sisyphus teaches
desire unfulfilled
nihilist dream
shopping lists of visions extinguished
digging in the earth and filling it in
alienists clueless
sad lamentations
forlorn puppet
improvement is futility
born to die
empiricists mantra
to recognize her is to
see all else
left with never enough

This Writer's Lunch

sadness settles
sisyphus teaches
desire unfulfilled
nothing resolved
nihilist dream
shopping lists of visions extinguished
digging in the earth and filling it in

Ode to Gimpy McGee

Resting beneath
her bodhi-tree
imagining my fellow
boddhisatva
we taunt
one another
we bow
to one another
we earn
patience together

Homage to Hesse

This existential metaphysics
has me all a-gloamin'
Murky depths and dizzying
pinnacles keep me a-reelin'
Letters of veiled insight
fall short, dissipating
into misconstrued identity
Eiderdowns mask vision
like a artificial light through
tinted glass
Nothing fits properly
when it's the season
descending
Violet hearts turn to
memories spent
search the past
to find the future

A Silly Goose Honks Again

Children of the New Earth
reign supreme
awakening after awakening
after awakening
Neither thought nor
antiquated reason can
cease this tireless
journey
That which is beyond
continues to beckon

The nouveau
Industrial Revolution
has begun
Harness electricity, the permeating
energy of Life, and shut it
off, disrupt the configuration
cherished by Gurdjieff's
somnambulist
Viva la Blake's imagin'd

Benign neglect leads to
jolly joints for one
and all

Vingeanne Strikes Again

Woe betide those
who incur the wrath
of Vingeanne
you never recover
She rips your soul
to shreds and rebuilds
it in one word
She parts the clouds
allow it to penetrate
like a momentary breeze
through supple branches
it matters not when this occurs
so much to learn

The Lantern

I have never been
capable of loving you
and I never will
You have taught
me so much
I have yet to
understand
I wish to extract
more from you
and the only way
is to give to you
May I be in your
heart, the winged essence
You are the pinnacle
the lantern
still you suffer
an example for us all

The Journey

Life is fraught with moral dilemma
Internal evaluation beckons
The journey begins and never ends
Eyes on the road
cerebrum in the sky
feet in two worlds
the fool vacillates
Pinpoint this fluctuating impact
no entrance no exit
through any means available
the morose relinquish
like no other
impulse prevails
for no other reason
Characters play as they please
wherein lies loyalty
Great Beyond
smiles and opens wide

Vingeane Defined

You are the
very thing
you worship

Vingeanne, ten thousand things

Vingeanne rips your
soul to shreds
and rebuilds it
as she
pleases
all in one
word

Novalis' Companion

Improvisation
is the marriage
of intelligence
and imagination

Every home needs
a watering can and
a dictionary
to nurture balanced
growth

Endure

Self-awareness:
Focus on a goal, and discover
what you are willing to do, and
endure, in order to achieve it.

Pen Swinging

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No Pocket

Have my money
in one pocket
my poem
in the other
Have one to survive
the other to thrive

Vingeanne

Nestled in her heart
I wander
with feet in two worlds
I wonder
tilling the soil, swinging my scythe
Her spell is cast
there is no turning back
Nowhere to go
you appear again
and again
roiling like a winged creature
in a windstorm
Elation elevates all around
giving birth
If love must be an image
I can think of nothing greater

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Previous Posts
Axis Of A Heart, posted August 27th, 2014, 1 comment
Unyielding Teacher, posted August 26th, 2014
Brown-leaf Mist, posted December 26th, 2013
No Title, posted November 3rd, 2013
Homage to Eve, posted November 1st, 2013
The Trauma of Existence, The Trauma of Birth, posted October 5th, 2013
This Writer's Lunch, posted September 10th, 2013
Ode to Gimpy McGee, posted September 7th, 2013
Homage to Hesse, posted September 7th, 2013
A Silly Goose Honks Again, posted September 7th, 2013
Vingeanne Strikes Again, posted July 12th, 2013
The Lantern, posted July 8th, 2013
The Journey, posted July 8th, 2013
Vingeane Defined, posted July 7th, 2013
Vingeanne, ten thousand things, posted July 7th, 2013
Novalis' Companion, posted July 7th, 2013
Endure, posted July 6th, 2013
Pen Swinging, posted July 6th, 2013
No Pocket, posted July 6th, 2013
Vingeanne, posted June 11th, 2013
That Which Remains, posted June 8th, 2013
No Worthy Title, posted June 6th, 2013
Another Blake's Garden, posted June 4th, 2013
Blake's Garden, posted June 3rd, 2013
Mistress III, posted January 8th, 2013
No title, posted January 8th, 2013
21st Century Man, posted January 6th, 2013
Tower Shattered III, posted January 6th, 2013
Another Blakean Production, posted January 6th, 2013
Citizen, posted October 10th, 2012
Tower shattered II, posted October 6th, 2012
Tower shattered, posted October 6th, 2012
Mistress II, posted September 13th, 2012
Sublime Sphere (an aphoristic prose-poem), posted September 8th, 2012
Ti Sa, posted August 28th, 2012
New Haiku, posted August 17th, 2012
Late Summer Afternoon, posted August 17th, 2012
The Summer Of Our Discontent, posted August 17th, 2012
Brave, yet incomplete, posted August 15th, 2012
The Winter Of Our Discontent, posted August 12th, 2012
Vingeanne Alights, posted August 1st, 2012
Another Question, posted July 28th, 2012
Mistress of Metaphor, posted July 26th, 2012
My Poetress, posted July 14th, 2012
Concern masked, posted July 14th, 2012
Waiting For Vingeanne, posted July 11th, 2012
Untitled, posted March 7th, 2012
another unfinished WBB/LS, posted February 26th, 2012
No title, posted February 26th, 2012
soon to be a major event, posted February 26th, 2012
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