Winds On Our Anniversary

December 24, 2013

It has been so long
since the wind has blown
across our path
as we stood side by side
in the fields

These long years
of laughter and tears
in our house
sitting side by side
and apart

Have not rendered us
from living as us
in heart and soul

May you remember well
as I do
these dreams of light
that may yet in our time
come true

Keep hope in you
keep faith in our master
keep well his symbol
that is our hope
the part that is already true

I will touch you
once again, Love
as winds blow
across our path
dream of me.

This Silent Place

December 5, 2013

You have led me to this silent place
This silent, silent mumbling
Of wishes and sightless stumbling
You have left the crow’s-feet upon my face
O’ God, I have never touched the hand of grace.

Your poets cried bright and cutting words
That I rose to hear, on the edge of my chair
Of dream-worlds and the sun’s majestic glare
You left them blind with glory and swords
I lament, I will never see those mighty lords.

And so, if we have turned and turned
To the left and right, to the East from the West
Only to find the garden in the shadow of death
What have we found but a center that burns
That burned alive for what no other could earn

A center, a signpost, a blood-soaked dolmen stake
A horrid thing that raised high a Man, a God, a Sacrifice
Which we, which I, have failed to see will suffice
To redeem my rebellion, my weakness, my mortal sake
To cleanse my unsacred turning, my precious, accursed lake.

You have led me to this vital place
This silent, pleading supplication
Of hanging on your every words’ salvation
You have put your Son before my face
And you leave me with naught but your precious grace.


Psalms 71 and 88, Joshua and Moses, David and Solomon, a juxtaposition.


November 10, 2013

Your run through the darkness
Fearing the deepest shadows
Lashing out at all that breathes
Trusting no eyes that meet your own

Do not force the sunlight
It gives the shadows strength
It lifts fallen faces to sight
It confirms your doubt

Daughter of the day
No longer abide
In the dominion of darkness

Hurt brings the fallen
Closer to the depths
Fear lets slip fingers of reason
Flee the whispers of your tongue

Seek out the holy star
Forget the terror and despair
You cannot leave them behind
Forget they are there

Son of the light
No longer abide
In the dominion of night

Slashes and scourging have brought no light
Pain lances no wounds
Pride and vanity are all encompassed
Until you relinquish death


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