Posted in Keeping watch while I'm asleep, Thinking out loud

just when i think

Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.”
― Maya AngelouI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

a word

just when i think
that the words are all said,
colours leak out
of me,
onto my bed

indigo, lavender and a reddish brown,
they won’t let me sleep
till i’ve scribbled them down

in the small hours
of an inconspicuous night,
relentless imaginings
compel me to write

messages overflow and swirl through the air,
surround me, inspire me
with their brazen flair

i try not to rhyme
but the words won’t comply,
they bombard me
with verses
in oversupply


Posted in Gratitude

Tangerine sky

“Even after all this time, the sun never says to the Earth,
“You owe me.”
Look what happens with a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.”
― Hafiz

tangerine sky

tangerine overtones
beckon the night

an intoxicated mood
holds the light

making a spectacle
in a nonchalant sky

the outpouring of color

submerged in the aura
of heavenly tones

the atmosphere gives way
to an amber flow

a divine perspective
of blushing hues

captures the essence
of glory infused


Posted in Thinking out loud


Don’t let a mad world tell you that success is anything other than a successful present moment.”
― Eckhart TolleA New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

flight of fantasy
of uncertainty,
stocks fall down,
funds not available,
run aground

developed markets
emerging markets
essential commodities
on the outer fringe

escaping the
fast lane,
dodging consumerism’s
super powers keep ruling,
with callous politics

the strategies
of global chit chatter,
merging with
the real source,
of what really matters


Posted in memories

Dancing light

“Beauty is the illumination of your soul.”
― John O’DonohueAnam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

kindness 2

hear your
connect your skin
a cosmos is alive

positioned atoms
in their
exquisite dimensions
of inner space

expelled air
of breath’s refrain,
roots of
being proclaimed

gathered from
heavenly dust,
in kindest touch

surrounded by
dancing light,
and dreams
endure the night


Posted in prayer

A World Ablaze

“May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder. ”
― John O’DonohueEternal Echoes: Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong

the world ablaze

I’m guided into
of the iridescent sky,
saturated by splendour
my feelings intensified.

Cool and calm
infused in my being,
and zephyrs are blowing through me,
I am the air
that I breathe.

The green of the grass
filters wastelands,
and stones shout in praise,
while oceans roar with significance,
an Earthen
world ablaze!

I am one with
the shimmering firmament,
among the stars.
Sweet messages are heard
in the dark expanse,
of abiding memoirs.

The moon ushers me
into belonging,
moving through open places,
living in
utter gentleness
of a compassionate


Posted in Keeping watch while I'm asleep

Holy Ground

“You have traveled too fast over false ground;
Now your soul has come to take you back.”
― John O’DonohueAnam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

holy ground

way past the asteroids
in realms where dreams explore,
creativity takes me,
out to holy shores

entwined in the magnificence
of a celestial glow,
in cosmic revelations
i participate in the show

when my timid voice falters
in caliginous space,
radiant light will lead me
back to love’s embrace

the wildness of this reverie
has a magical form,
in beauty and in holiness
way beyond the norm

so even when shadows
threaten to terrify,
darkness grows familiar,
my soul is glorified