A Lover’s Heart

A Lover’s Heart

Composed almost 20 years ago I give thanks… for all… of life. ‘O agony and ecstasy… all praise One… true. Rumi evoked ecstatically, as he turned in agony, with heart ache and loss of Shams: Ishq allah mabud lilah – Ishq –...
Mount Saint Helens Poem

Mount Saint Helens Poem

I recited poetry here, to those who were willing to listen. I see a tree, standing solo in a silent sky, Near a mountain, before a storm One of many about to die. Branches bold, bereft and bare, Sap seeks soils shelter, there. And yet, as an ayat, a sign, In each...
Evolving Poem 1 (A Tree Standing)

Evolving Poem 1 (A Tree Standing)

I see a tree standing solo in a silent sky, Before a storm, of wind and hale. Branches, bold, bereft and bare. And yet, in each season, A burst of green, a blaze of gold, Then winter ashes. Like trees cut down, we bleed in silence. Hearts aching in agony and ecstasy....