Sunday, June 28, 2015

Fall II


I wonder how many times
the Wright Brothers
fell out of the sky


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Haiku - Choice


Awake or Asleep
Costly choices both of these
Awake.......Choose Awake......


Monday, June 22, 2015

Free Fall


I am Flame
Intangibly tethered to my wick
Lending lovely Light

Yet Straining,
Longing to be Let Go

To free-fall Up

and Re-join
The Rest


"Who is this coming up from the Wilderness,
Leaning on her Beloved?"
-Song of Solomon 8:5

Thursday, June 18, 2015



Putting down,
for tonight,
all the
"Which way is up"
curling up in the bottom of my boat
staying dry as best I can
to drift through another moonless night
bereft of bearings
only a scattering of seemingly disjointed stars...

Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep...
Tucking torn and tattered wings in tight
I close my eyes against this night
and feel,
underneath me,
the swell and the sway,
the rocking,
of The Everlasting Arms...


"Lead, Kindly Light, amidst th'encircling gloom
Lead Thou me on
The night is dark and I am far from Home
Lead Thou me on"
~John Henry Newman 1833

Monday, June 8, 2015

Good God

"Out beyond our ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field;
I'll meet you there."


Interesting our ideas of right and wrong...
our two dimensional dogmatic "morality"
which, drowning in Love's ocean that covers multitudinous missteps,
goes down measuring misdeeds
in jots, tittles, and teaspoons...
ignorant of the Metadata, the Matrix,
and worse, of the Great Mathematician Himself...

How lonely is this Wisdom
this True Morality
with which Jesus faced down the Pharisees
and got a hooker off the hook

How much we miss
having made our mountains out of minutiae
having traded the God of the Good Book
for the tedium of bookkeeping
having missed entirely the Forest for our idolized little trees

Our Eyes to See fail for blindly staring
at short-sighted subtractions and additions
our carefully made columns
and sticky gold stars...

...When all the while
A Heaven full of stars Waits
For us to Look Up from our flimsy lists and ledgers
To See instead with sextant hearts
Just-Because Beauty,
 Mercy for Miles,
and the sin-swallowing Grace of God
Whose Love has everything to do with His Goodness,
and nothing
to do
with ours.


"I pray that you may apprehend and grasp the experience of the Love of God, what is the breadth and length and height and depth of it; that you may really come to know, practically, through experience for yourselves, the Love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge without experience; that you may be filled through all your being with the fullness of God, that you may have the richest measure of The Divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself."
-Ephesians 3:18-19, Amplified Version

Monday, June 1, 2015


"Be a lamp, a lifeboat, a ladder; walk out of your house like a shepherd,
help someone's soul heal."


Then saviors will come

To all who are thirsty

Like the tide too long gone
From arid
yearning Shores

And will fill the empty shells
Scattered there in the sand
Seemingly abandoned...


The Ocean's ebb thus ended
As beauty is given for ashes
Birthrights bestowed for bowls of soup
Soaking the beloved in The Beloved,

Where there was no King
The Kingdom Rushes In...


"Then saviors shall come to Mount Zion
To judge the mountains of Esau,
And the kingdom shall be the LORD's."
-Obadiah 21