Tag Archives: spiritual poetry

Deception

  Could be I deserve ev’rything I get! How else can I account for my good luck? Otherwise, I might now be really stuck In situations that were much too wet. Conjunctions between Sun and Jupiter Enact a reign of … Continue reading

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Kahlil Gibran: Artist, Poet, Prophet

The Prophet This book had a profound influence on me when I read it during the 1970’s. In fact, I would go so far as to suggest that my spiritual poetry developed because of him. So, you can imagine that … Continue reading

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Touchstone Cool

Wayland’s Smithy – 11 October 1987 If you’ve been following my posts from the very beginning in 2014, you would have come across a poem I wrote in 1987 to commemorate a visit to this long barrow. Now I want … Continue reading

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Why I Write…

…SONNETS It’s a question I’ve often asked myself. What is it about iambic pentameter that makes me want to write it? Is it the da-dum, da-dum of a mystery theme song? Or is it the sound of a horse at full … Continue reading

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We’ve Heard…

Some Leonard Koans I’ve heard the soul is diamond in the rough That pain must polish it to a bright display; But mine is diamond dust that’s blown away. (from “I’ve Counted What I Have”) Now I heard there was … Continue reading

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First New Lyrics in Years

Exempt of Every Faculty   They say: you can lead a horse to water, But you can’t make him drink; I say: you can teach a youth to read, But you can’t make him think, Because he’s exempt of every … Continue reading

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Turn Off Your Mind, Relax and Float…

Zen Koans   We all think too much. It’s a result of depending on the scientific method to solve the mysteries of life. Sometimes, we just need to let go of it all and allow the truth to sink into … Continue reading

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