Footprints in the Clouds

By: EarlB, 1:24 AM GMT on March 23, 2014


Searching for spring all day, I never saw it,
straw sandals treading everywhere
among the clouds, along the bank.

Coming home, I laughed, catching
the plum blossoms' scent:
spring at each branch tip, already perfect.

-poem by an anonymous Sung Dynasty Nun
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One thousand years ago
a Sung Dynasty nun
didn't take credit for her
inspiration, her duty not to fame
but to the servi...

The Dilemma of Hafiz

By: EarlB, 1:41 AM GMT on January 26, 2014



The falling snowflakes came like messages from the Beloved.
They fell to us, these mysterious messengers on a Moonless night.

With the morning came the Breeze, lifting the snow, like Moths, Skyward,
Sunward toward the creator in a dance swirling without end.

Music played, the dancer spun, heart's pounded, all watched
As the Sun inhaled, exhaled, inhaled, breathing her children home.

Come dance with me, we c...

Times of the Year

By: EarlB, 1:17 AM GMT on January 12, 2014


These are pivotal
Times of the year for
Hearts.

This is the time
When mine aches to
Breaking:

When I think
Of those near but so far
Away,

And those,
Never to be near again,
Lost.

And those now,
Sadly, drifting away:
Hearts breaking away, lost.


Letters From Home (20) What Isn't Heard

By: EarlB, 2:22 AM GMT on December 15, 2013


Dear Zoe,

I have another story about the quiet here on the farm for you.
It's been cold here, and one morning last week i noticed that odd quiet
again. Temperatures were in the low 20's this time, quite different
from from the much warmer quiet a few months ago.

It was the first cold night after several days of rain and there was
plenty of moisture in the air when the cold air moved in. Even patches
of fog were su...

Updated: 11:21 PM GMT on December 16, 2013

The Gifts

By: EarlB, 1:25 PM GMT on November 29, 2013


The sun
This morning
Burnished trees.

The cold morning
Iced ponds,
Crystallized floating leaves.

The blue sky,
An autumn canvas,
Art in the hawk's flight.


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