Poem – Hidden Sun

Alone in the fields within the changing forest
the sun plays a game we have no influence over

that we witness from a state of peace and calm
as we are allowed to be here and hear the whisper

of the wind through the remaining leaves and the
distant cascade of the river into the sea.

Hidden Sun

Hidden Sun

Darkening Fields

Darkening Fields

Poem – A Natural State

Guided by instincts pushed aside
by life’s demands to survive each day

we quickly find our place steeped in
wood, water, sand, and the sun.

As the morning rises from the
sea’s depths we close our eyes

and feel each ray of light
and the warmth of our creator.



October Sunrise

October Sunrise

Poem – The Mind Focusing

If my mind were turned inside out,
flipped, and away from the lantern

in the middle of one field, I imagine
when I gained some semblance of control

it would manifest as the mind realized
in another field coming into focus.

The Mind Realized

The Mind Realized

Field Coming into Focus

Field Coming into Focus

Poem – Wandering The Path

Wandering the path with
eyes closed I let myself

find a way through this world
with decreasing interference

with less attachment to the
things that mar the life being led

and I think I can do this alone
until I open my eyes and see you.

The Way

The Way

Poem – The path

The road, the path never ends.
We only change the direction
with a distant thought of
a destination, of a purpose,
that changes before we arrive.

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Poem – Late Summer

With the charged air wavering
between summer and autumn

we walked beneath the canopies
throwing scattered light on

faces thankful for the sun
thankful for the peace within the city.

Thinking only about my feet
and where they land next

I closed my eyes and kept
moving along the path

I opened my eye and I was
cast between here and there.

Poem – Into the Sun

I awoke that missing day
disconnected and lost
from what I thought I was
and who I wanted to be
so I searched around the room
and climbed out the window
and walked down the only road
into the sun.

Where the road ended and the forest began
the trees moved to the silent wind
scattering evening light across
my face.
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Poem – Winter’s Song

I lost my breath in the empty field.

Lost in the blinding snow.

Thrown over the mountain tops.

In the silence I heard winter’s song.

I ran across the iced field in near darkness

my bare feet light and swift as I cast

no shadow and left no trace.

I ran across the iced field until it gave way

to the infinite valley filled with the missing sun

and I fell slowly and forever into the

sun as my body and mind separated.

From across time I sang winter’s song

at every breath.


Poem – In Nature

You do not have travel far
to find or be in nature.

Sometimes it is hanging on
the door waiting for you.

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Poem – Chasing the Light

Emerging from the past
into the present
I continue to pursue the future
always chasing the light
whether day or night.

Poem – Accept What is Given

I awoke whole with
an empty mind.

I left the front
door into the morning

air filled with mist
and raven calls from

treetops surrounding
the small pond.

I was along and not alone
and took comfort in murky

sun giving away purple light.

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Poem – Wild

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I now walk into the wild
away from you and
closer to the true
being within, away
from the falsehoods,
and toward the truth.

I now walk into the wild
free of labels and expectations
free of some grand design.

I will remember you
not for any moment
or the almost kiss we shared
but for your innocence
and the beauty you hid.

In the wild I am not lost
as silent beings larger
and older than myself
stand across the river
and witness my transformation
and my ending.

Poem – Roots

I walk the worn dirt path
circling the overgrown fields
where the winds have abated
and the grass, flowers, and
trees have grown deep
roots while the land has
gone back in time before
the cities of industry.

Poem – Broken

I am broken and
beneath the evening sun
my pieces melt.

In the moonlight
I am made whole again.