MYSTICAL POEMS: “Come”

“Come” Every day I am astonished by how little I know, and discouraged, obedient as I am to the demand to know more — always more. But then there is the slow seep of light from the day, and I look to the west where the hills are darkening, setting their shoulders to the night,…

POEMS: “Stand Still” (in the forest)

Stand Still Stand still. The trees before you and the bushes beside you are not lost. Wherever you are is a place called Here, And you must treat it as a powerful stranger, Must ask permission to know it and be known. The forest breathes. Listen. It answers, I have made this place around you,…

POEMS: “One”…

Photo credit: Pinterest One The mosquito is so small it takes almost nothing to ruin it. Each leaf, the same. And the black ant, hurrying. So many lives, so many fortunes! Every morning, I walk softly and with forward glances down to the ponds and through the pinewoods. Mushrooms, even, have but a brief hour…

POEMS: “The Messenger”

The Messenger My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird  — equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand. Are my boots old? Is my coat torn? Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect? Let me keep…

POEMS: “Questions to a Mountain Pine” by Alan

While hiking in the San Gabriel mountains I came upon an opening in the trail that led to a glen overlooking the valley below. On my right was an old pine guarding the enchanted place. Seeing the vast experience in his gnarled trunk, while listening to his serene song as his limbs played with the…

NATURE HAIKU POEMS: “Sunrise” (“Amanecer”)

  “Sunrise”   Watching the glorious Birth of a new sunny day, Fills the heart with hope! Amira       “Amanecer”   Viendo el glorioso Nacimiento de un nuevo día soleado, Llena el corazón de esperanza! Amira