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Embracing Stars


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Embracing the Stars

 

I couldn’t write this poem here

among the sentinels disguised

as Birch Pine Oak Beech hovering

over the fecund challenge of Fern

Chaga Reishi Slime Molds Black Flies

Mosquitoes and the thrumming transitional

places of Bogs Beaver Ponds and instinctual

Loons cut through the privileged plans

of writing talking future vistas

leaving nothing but Now

 

But if I had composed

a few words it would have been

to tell a friend’s story of being granted

a chance to embrace a master

in his wheelchair on the quite

wooden floors of the zendo

he founded after the war

and in that hug infinite

galaxies rotated

forever Now

 

Or how the crickets

in the first Ox Herding

picture are the same

as the Moon or the Stars

chirping Now

 

Looking at the Lake

framed in ancient greens

in the silence of a setting Sun

there is nothing to say

nothing I can say

but gesture

the obvious

 

They shine through

everything at once

right Now.

 

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and in that hug infinite

galaxies rotated

forever Now

 

 

Awesome. And the way each stanza ends in Now.

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A journey to enlightenment.. After the physical nature of the first stanza, the second comes alive as though a blanket of constraint is shrugged off. The introduction of the Ox Herding picture in the third brings with it much clarity overall and "They shine through/ everything at once/ right Now" makes me think... "We Are Stardust". Much enjoyed. B.

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Larsen M. Callirhoe

Very sentimental feeling I get from this. well inked enjoyed the read.

 

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Larsen M. Callirhoe

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"framed in ancient greens

in the silence of a setting Sun"

 

I cannot take a deep enough breath to accompany this beautiful image. Thanks for sharing.

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David W. Parsley

Doc, this poem speaks movingly to my twin obsessions with the cosmos and the cosmic. It brings a sensation to my scalp and pulse rate that is usually experienced only when I am someplace where I can see the unmasked heavens. Ageless enlightenment seems within a lunge and a grasp.

 

I will come back to this one many times.

Thank You,

- Dave

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