Blog Archives

As Jazz Is (16b)

AS JAZZ IS

Love you like
Miles, Coltrane, Jarrett
Who needs a
Safety net?
Life and death are one to me
With you beside me

~~~~~~~~~~~

Shadorma November

Advertisements

Prey (12a)

PREY

So fragile
Our loved ones, ourselves
So busy
We forget
Till with a jolt we awake
In the eagle’s grasp

~~~~~~~~~~~

Shadorma November

Tail End (1a)

TAIL END

Unbidden
This evanescence
Potency
Cogency
Going where morning mist goes
When the sun comes up

~~~~~~~~~~~

Shadorma November

One Valiant Victim

ONE VALIANT VICTIM

Are we not all the one
For whom the bell tolls
While currently being
If we care so to be also
The one with the balls?

Like A Rose

LIKE A ROSE

At birth we arose
Grew, blossomed, weathered, withered
And in death arose

Dirty Business

DIRTY BUSINESS

Too much pollution
In our air, in our water
In our politics

~~~~~~~~~~~

“There is the path of wisdom and the path of ignorance. They are far apart and lead to different ends … Abiding in the midst of ignorance, thinking themselves wise and learned, fools go aimlessly hither and thither like the blind led by the blind. What lies beyond life shines not to those who are childish, or careless, or deluded by wealth. ”

– Katha Upanishad,

Ending (Republished)

ENDING

All passages of thought
Are unnecessary
So if you ever get bored
With changing
Your mind …

If you stop
You don’t have to start again …
Acres of space
Bumper to bumper
Nothingness
Together
Everywhere

No matter
Never mind
Never matter
No mind

Transient: Four By Six

TRANSIENT

Internet advises
Moderate exercise
Keep my ears open though
Death sneaks in on tiptoe

The Verdict

THE VERDICT

She returned from the doctor’s surgery.
There was a silence. Then another. Then.
“He says it’s terminal,” she said.
“Life is terminal,” he replied quietly.

Goin’ Home

GOIN’ HOME

You have your keyboard with you
plus I see you brought your keys along too.
As for me: I have as you see brought my horn along.

No bass required to intervene, as agreed. Too basing.
No superfluous traps either. A binding promise.
Let’s go play the blues then. Melt into one another’s I’s

Country sounds good (when using ears rather than eyes)
while delta seems inviting also. Finger style?
I’m more than willing if that’s your choice.

Twelve bar, sixteen bar, thirty-two bar if you like.
Muddy water. Let’s dive in and search for a pearl.
Fare thee well. Forever. See you on that other shore.

~~~~~~~~~~~

%d bloggers like this: