Poems—May 2015

Purple hyacinthMAY Poems

Here are some selected poems from May. They are still drafts, not final versions, so please ask permission before sharing (except by linking to this website.) Thank you.

 

150529

TWIXT CUP AND LIP

We’re alike in this (me, you).
In calm moments,
we think things through
or just intuit what is true.
We know much better than we do.

 

150527

TO DO LIST

Much gets missed.
Little goes
as I propose.

 

150526

PARADISE

Eden’s here, as ever;
it hasn’t gone away.
Nature, in full glory,
greets us every day.

 

150524

FELINE FORTE

Cats are superior to people in this:
they spit and hiss; when not amused,
they dodge and dis; they pick and choose;
they freely snooze; they prowl and hunt—
they know and show what they want.

 

150523

WHAT & WHY

P  layful
O pportunity
E  very
M oment

 

150522

HEAVENLY DAYS

The theme song of my life is…
whatever the birds are singing.
The agenda of my life is…
whatever the day is bringing.

 

150520

LISTEN

Noise can be noisome.
Noise can be joysome.

It all depends
on who attends.

 

150518

DAILY DOING

This seem true
for everyone—
when it’s fun, it’s easy;
and when it’s easy, it’s fun.

 

150517

FUDGE NOT

If you want love, quit judging.

If you want love, quit nudging,
quit nagging, and quit shoving.
If you want love… start loving!

 

150516

CHOICEST

If I ever have to decide against truth—
place something beside it
and choose that above—
let it not be riches; let it be love.

 

150513

CARE-FULL

Mercy embraces all
without regard.
Love is its calling card.

 

150512

ON ITS WAY

All I need
will arrive as needed,
including the hearse—
guaranteed by the
presponsiveness
of the universe.

 

150511

LIVING FROM LOVE

During the day
I live in my head;
at night (in dreams) in bed.

I’d rather live
the proper way…
in my heart, instead.

 

150507

MORE IS LESS

What is fit
here now to say?

Isn’t talk
a take-away?

 

150504

NOT TODAY

That habit—let it be;
crop it, lop it, stop it.

It serves me, not me it;
I am free to drop it.

 

150503

RELEASE THE CATCH

Beware
of anything
that snags you.

Trying to show
you’re not snagged
is a snag.

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Photo Credit: Hyacinth by Jo Lightfoot

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