Tag: Life

The Roses

It seems like only yesterday since you took your last breath. Life circles and cycles through, we carry on, as if nothing important happened when we said goodbye. Advertisements

The Black

“We’ll know as children again all we are destined to know that the water is cold and deep, and the sun penetrates only so far.” – Jim Harrison  Reeling a slipping from reality down into the coldest darkness there is nothing here but invisible…

Roots

“Prolonged exposure to nature gives one a sort of grammatica pardo*, a wisdom of the soil.” ~ Jim Harrison,  from A Really Big Lunch *to be worldly-wise; know the ways of the world In the cloister under the canopy of the Mesquite all life’s wisdom…

Purity

“You can’t write the clear biography of the aches and pains inside your skull” ~ Harrison from Skull /  Songs of Unreason I didn’t decide to be a poet.   Rather, the poet found my mind lush fertile ground for prophecies and fantasies to be…

#Haiku: Dripping (Shitatari)

Buddha in repose

Minstrels

“I’ve spent a lifetime trying to learn the language of the dead” ~ Jim Harrison from Sister in  Songs of Unreason In the quiet early hours before morning blooms   I yearn to catch their voices amid the scattered ruins   and revel in…

What is Death?

A dying friend once asked of me, what is death? You’re a poet can you tell me please, what should I expect?

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