Rain Today

(back here after 2 years!)

I’m not angry at the rain
gentle creature
pitter patter
on my rooftop window

Rain, oh rain
Giver of life
Aquatic nourishment
for flora and fauna alike

Rain streaming down
outside my window
gentle creature
one of the thousand miracles of earth

Reminds me of the fortune
that is my shelter
here in my homestead
I’m content to watch the rain come down

Hello World

I have concluded
young people don’t like to write
twitter = 140 characters
a picture = 1000 words
we all took that one to heart
the nature of how we express ourselves has changed
what ever happened
to taking time out
for observation
reflection
exposition
and taking a breath, and another
and another
now we can just snap
a photo
get on with our “lives”
and call it a day
but where are the reflections, and all important
observations
we’ve lost them
the picture has formed our conclusion
and broken our reasoning
science just doesn’t work like this

 

Get thee to a Nunnery!

A circa 1884 poster for William Shakespeare's ...

A circa 1884 poster for William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, starring Thos. W. Keene. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

we need to take her on a tour
inside the chapel
and then lock the door

time is so easily wasted
fulfilling requirements of rules, protocol, practice
we could instead live the true values
of honesty and righteousness
within reason
and without red tape
if we let our egos sit on the sidelines
and refused to be corrupt

what i am here for

Walt Whitman's use of free verse became apprec...

Walt Whitman’s use of free verse became appreciated by composers seeking a more fluid approach to setting text. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I want to be a poet
I want to be a poet
I want to be a poet
I am a poet
I always was
because I write
for myself
one day I will write for others too