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



“And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?”
― Jalaluddin Rumi


my mind sounds
like a railway station
when thoughts are
out loud

solo journeys that have no ending
i’m wading through the crowd

always stopping to contemplate
which way i should go

other times rapidly fleeing
trying to resist the flow

a wanderer in a boundless Universe
i’m still silently seeking

sometimes there’s solace in just being here
a state of soundless dreaming

i’ve searched for the place inside myself
where light is plain to see

and asked for help to stay the course
to this sacred sanctuary

in dead of night

“A further sign of health is that we don’t become undone by fear and trembling, but we take it as a message that it’s time to stop struggling and look directly at what’s threatening us. ”
― Pema ChödrönThe Places that Scare You


in dead of night,
thoughts like parasites
infestations of gloom

dread ignites
in repugnant blight
declarations of doom

angst in flight
i won’t recite
some memories are exhumed

no need to fight
or to be polite
or even presume

fears chide despite
my inner fright
delirium in the room

confront their sight
in pale moonlight
of awareness consume

when morning’s bright
new mercies overwrite
lucidity blooms

in graceful light
forgotten plight
exuberance resumes


in the half light

“A man’s power is in the half-light, in the half-seen movements of his hand and the unguessed-at expression of his face. It is the absence of facts that frightens people: the gap you open, into which they pour their fears, fantasies, desires.”― Hilary MantelWolf Hall


in the half light
i knew
perceived lines of your love
no breath separated
your heartbeat
was my rhythm
your devotion
my robes
in the half light
i knew
faint colours in the hues
kindness in your sight
of your fidelity
i was drenched
in your love
spoke to me
in tones
of tenderness
i believed
in the half light I knew
your breath like raindrops
awakened me
waves of love
were my existence
in the half light I knew
i was one with
all that is
my soul
came alive
with each sigh
by constancy
wherever you are
i’ll be
in the half light
i knew….


Waves of consiousness

“The soul faithfully comes to our aid through dreams, deep emotion, love, the quiet voice of guidance, synchronicities, revelations, hunches, and visions, and at times through illness, nightmares, and terrors.”
― Bill PlotkinNature and the Human Soul

seagulls 3
A sage
he came and said to me,
that many fathoms beneath the seas,
a movement
in the depths so great
shifts in bedrock
will create
intense feelings beyond stillness
conscious shifts
of secret witness.
When unknown vows were revealed,
obscure fears
became surreal.
A tsunami came and took the night,
the breath of life was hushed
in fright,
and seagulls from the shore had fled,
unforeseen illusions
soaked my bed.
In silence no creature moved,
lucidity had been confused.
Souls submerged beneath the waves,
murky graves.
Waters lapped on sands subdued
splintered reflections
of a pensive mood.
Rescued from a fate I knew
muffled songs
of renewal blew.
Messages that evolve
in dreams,
are the shuffling of
my soul’s


A little braver each time

“The willingness to show up changes us, It makes us a little braver each time.”
Brené Brown, Daring Greatly
Dance all night till the small hours.
Lie in fields of bright, wildflowers.
Feel forests exhale under your feet.
Bask by moonlight in silent retreats.

See the vivid light of introverts;
Turn the music up to dull the hurts.
Walk at dusk to the furthest beach.
Make decisions that seem unleashed.

Live a gypsy life under the stars.
Swim for hours in still reservoirs.
Temper the pain deep in your soul.
Laugh out loud when you lose control.

Let stormy seas calm the heartache.
Time travel when you need a break.
Go on long journeys beyond the hills.
Ride roller coasters just for the thrills.

Be nonchalant to feel alive.
Get pizzas on a Friday night.
Don’t let filthy lucre mean a thing.
Accept whatever life has to bring.