Glimmering hope comes,
A bright new world springs to light,
Life tis a wonder…
Easy ‘Haiku …’
Art and Words to settle my mind
For the sky sings out,
Gateway to the wondrous,
I bow humbly liken to trees in wind…
The enlightened possess the deepest understanding,
So profound we cannot hope to comprehend,
Because in that that cannot be understood,
We can only describe their appearance,
Cautious as one crossing the thinnest of ice,
Undecided as one surrounded by danger,
Modest as one who is the finest guest,
Unbounded as melting spring flows,
Genuine as unshapely woods,
Broad as a deep valley floor,
Seamless as muddy water.
Who stills the water that the mud may settle,
Who seeks to stop that he may travel on,,
Who desires less than may transpire,
Decaying but will now begin renewal,
The river’s tent has broken, the last fingers of leaf fall
Clutching and sink to wet bank, spring anew winds come
Dancing and swirling across snow gone landscape, unheard.
Liken nymphs splay in the fields.
Sweet streams, run softly, till I end this my song.
With no empty bottles, sandwich papers, or rot,
No silk handkerchiefs, cardboard boxes, cigarette ends
Or other testimony of Man’s disrespect.
To which the nymphs would depart, their spirit no more.
And of man and his friends, heirs of cities for dark,
Let them depart and be gone, the Earth miss them not.