Category Archives: The Essence

THE PATH

You start early you’re nobody’s fool You set out on foot no snow will stop you Shapes in the mist statues of warriors Arms raised and weapons You’re undaunted no footprints before you You make your way Wolf howls echo … Continue reading

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Where the Greatest Wisdom Is

  Where the greatest wisdom isis a pewter dish in a room filled with light at the base of a chasm of basaltand the sun tilted on top like a purple feather in flames How do you get thereexcept on … Continue reading

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Poem: Of Course the Essence of it All

Of course the essence of it all is love How else explain the hardest blackest coal nugget turns to diamond clenched in earth’s rockiest deeps? How else explain a mother penguin returning from miles away goes right to her squeaking … Continue reading

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