Thursday, September 5, 2013

Silence

written September 15, 2000

For awhile I need this silence
In order to comprehend
Or simply to remember that this truly is September
Beyond the shadows
Here and now
Without and within
And with all that I ever am
I have decided to live in pursuit
Of what is gentle, what is beautiful
And find the meaning in the patterns
In the subtle ways I will change
To love the meaning in itself; the noblest end
But now I will live in this beauty
This September
When the spotlight moon illuminates this terran stage
Through the trees; in the light everything rebecomes the words I wrote
Beyond the shadows
Living in autumn in perfection of the image
Reaffirming dreams
And drawing them to conclusion: chapter or volume?
In the silence revisited from deep within
There is nothing
Transcending even joy

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

One hour of sky

Today I come in thanks for one drop of grace
Amidst pain and farewell
And pavement and rotting leaves
I drank in one full hour
Of my urgent September sky

So many things have come 
To battle me, to knock me down
Yet I stand strong, smiling against odds
Then the gentle breeze of dusk
Sends me sobbing to my knees

You are here, you will be here
This is all yours, these cries,
This reverie, this context, this trouble
All this and more, so much more,
So much precious

If it is only a pebble to you, I implore you,
Hold it as a ruby; but even if you kick it
With your gold-sandaled feet,
Scattering it into anonymity,
It cannot be destroyed

In the same scope of eternity,
September is forever yours--
All but my one hour
Of urgent, scathing, melting,
soothing sapphire autumn sky.