Friday, May 12, 2006

Bloggin' fool.....

Ah yes....I'm a bloggin' fool tonight....I'm on a roll folks, so watch out!!!

I love poetry...yes I'm a little sappy that way, but I really appreciate something that catches my attention such as these few gems I will share here.

From my book called "Earth Prayers"

Waking up this morning, I smile,
Twenty four brand new hours are before me.
I vow to live fully in each moment
and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.



Within the circles of our lives
we dance the circles of the years,
the circles of the seasons
within the circles of the years,
the cycles of the moon
within the circles of the seasons,
the circles of our reasons
within the cycles of the moon.

Again, again we come and go,
changed, changing. Hands
join, unjoin in love and fear,
grief and joy. The circles turn,
each giving into each, into all.
Only music keeps us here,

each by all other held.
In the hold of hands and eyes
we turn in pairs, that joining
joining each to all again.

And then we turn aside, alone,
out of the sunlight gone

into the darker circles of return.



There are loyal hearts, there are spirits brave,
There are souls that are our and true,
Then give the world the best you have,
And the best will come back to you.

Give love, and love to your life will flow,
A strength in your utmost need,
Have faith, and a score of hearts will show
Their faith in your word and deed.

Give truth, and your gift will be paid in kind;
And honor will honor meet;
And a smile that is sweet will surely find
A smile that is just as sweet.

Give pitty and sorrow to those who mourn,
You will gather in flowers again
The scattered seeds from your thought outborne
Though the sowing seemed but vain.

For life is the mirror of king and slave,
'Tis just what we are and do;
Then give to the world the best you have,
And the best will come back to you.



This next poem kind of popped out of nowhere just at the right time. I picked up a book called "Poems That Touch the Heart" that was copyrighted in 1946 at a rummage sale and opened right up to this page......the timing couldn't have been better. I have a close friend whose wife recently filed for divorce....he was huge part of my support system through my divorce...and now it's my turn. Sometimes it takes others' misfortune to bring us back to reality.

Sometimes we go our way carefree;
No trouble comes to mar
The routine of our lives, and we
Forget there is a scar
Or wound in other lives, till pain
Descends on someone near
To us, and then our hearts regain
Lost kindliness; we hear
With understanding of the woes
Of others--a rebirth
Comes, and we feel for all of those
Who suffer here on earth.



1 comment:

Andrea said...

Awesome poems. The second one is really cool!!