Fall Away

c244ac380594f873912364f47ef5f1d7--autumn-leaves-autumn-fall (1)In a world struggling desperately to find some semblance of balance and to integrate the shadows, may we receive the blessings of the Fall Equinox.Β πŸƒπŸ‚

Hover here for a moment
feeling the balance
between darkness and light
between drawing within
and explosive expression

harvest your juicy
sun-soaked fruits
perhaps too easily procured

honor the growing shadow
it’s okay to grieve
the dry and dying

relish the transition
and let the leaves no longer needed
flitter to the floor
limbs to feel
all the more lighter

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To All the Unexpected Visitors, Welcome

IMG_4813to the unknown bird singing
fickle fears stinging
shadow side consuming
burning bush booming
grief suddenly screaming
tears of joy beaming
new love luring
old love maturing
wounded woman wailing
sunken ship sailing
wounded man walking
death’s call knocking
hidden parts showing
Muse flowing
intuition knowing
new moon growing,
welcome
all you unexpected visitors

Everything Is A Cloud

IMG_0351here in the clouds
atop the mountains
an altogether different world
floats on by

spend enough time
among their passes
and valleys
and you realize

even the mightiest
of these granite giants

are clouds

slow-moving
ever-flowing
shape-shifting
apparently solid
but transient
clouds

like everything else

soon enough
they will meet the sea

carried by the tide
to the other side

a reminder:

that one stable thing
exists
only in the mind

Knock on the Moon (Full Moon #6)

IMG_4305Once more I step into the sky
and knock on the moon:

“Knock Knock.”

“Anybody home?”

“Would you like to come out and play?”

No answer

Turns out there’s no door on the moon
Number of entry points: zero
Only craters that masquerade as doors

the moon is a unified solid mass
a moving mystery
who reveals herself in phases

And bereft of water

That’s what the earth is for
and why it is misnamed:
should be called Planet Water

Do you ever wonder what would happen if
some stray drop of water
from an earthbound tide
would be drawn to orbit
and slowly seep into a tiny crack in the surface
and find its way downward
into the heart of the moon?

where a memory of that ancient collision
remains buried in the bones of her lunar body
that awful planetary cataclysm that birthed her
and split the primordial union with her mother?

It’s amazing how long a hard rock
can go without water

It’s amazing what water can do
given enough time

For now, a crater is as deep as one can go
with no doorways to knock upon

Sky Flower

IMG_3888A giant flower blooms
in the garden of the sky

One bold blossom
pollinates the land
out of pure devotion

no fragrance
no color
nor petals possessed

yet offers fullness and flow
and a sermon on change
and powerful secret things
Like shadows and tides within
as a gift
to The Landed Ones

There’s no escape:

The light penetrates
Even among the weeds
Moonbeams bounce
from blade to blade
Flushing out hidden things
and pulling at deepest currents
Where stagnant blood begins to stir

Tell me, whose pulse does not quicken?

No, there’s no hiding
Only standing in awe
to receive the blessing
of Sky Flower
In your blood
letting it circulate through