Monthly Archives: August 2011

It’s lovely to reflect on trees

It’s lovely to reflect on trees,

Dwelling in wetness or dry wind,

Listening with leaves to rain voices

Laughing freely with the breeze,

Silent mid thunder or

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Brittle leaves on beaten ways

Brittle leaves on beaten ways

Rumoring of an oncoming age;

It runs over them on fast wheels

And they rush after it awe-struck,

Whispering in anxious curiosity.

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sun-stifled

Like foliage sun-stifled,

limp on the deep pools of shade –

the shooting parched air

dustdry molecules of heat

from asphalt walls and roof tops –

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Dark tree in the night

Dark tree in the night,

Calm as the stars you cradle,

Still as the absent birds

That will trill again tomorrow,

Silent amid thunders or

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Cool Madras Tree

Cool Madras tree with slender stems

 

Your small leaves’ small whispers

Mock the clamor in my brain

In futile efforts to outbreak

 

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The Pilgrim

(on the Jesus Prayer)

 

I

There was once a Russian pilgrim

Going to church as usual one day

He felt disturbed on hearing that

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A Sinner

(on the Jesus Prayer)

 

Lord, I see this Pharisee

When I really look at me,

Thinking much of what I did

And assuming I’m well rid

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delight

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Justin

and will you ever remind me
smiling your playful face and ways

that there is laughter too
in the big rolling abundance
of running laughing child-heartedness –
the real delight of being young

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The gleam in their faces

The gleam in their faces
Promising the eternity of youth
Should never pass into time’s backyard,
But rather stay at the morning gates,
Those eastern places,
While I search for words
Among the scraps of a mind
Locked against the dawn.

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