Monthly Archives: December 2010

Poem (& video) The Present Tense

____________________________ You wake up and the room is empty the light is out There’s that high-pitched ringing in your ears or in the air of cosmos Somewhere a crescent-shaped boat is rocking back and forth on triangular waves in pale … Continue reading

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Five Short Meditations on the Virgin Mary

for Abdal-Hakim Murad 1 The Virgin Mary sat on a rock that was not wholly rock in a world that was not wholly world in a light that was Light direct in the echo of a Command that came from … Continue reading

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Poem: Soap Bubble

Soap Bubble (Click for audio version of poem read by author) A soap bubble the size of space itself slid over space but no one noticed the difference The iridescences seemed sharper that’s all The music of the spheres slid … Continue reading

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Poem:Picture of the Garden

There is a picture of The Garden as a garden within a garden (by which I mean Paradise), one state enclosed by another state, one embrace folded in the loving arms of another, greater, deeper, greener, more far-reaching, with heavenly … Continue reading

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Poem: Name of God

1 The Name of God came haunting down the hall and dazzled all our eyes and ears and hearts, and made us swoon into this hard physical life, and we’ll be wakened and called back and then we’ll leave this … Continue reading

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