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Saiom Shriver

(Ohio)

01 Volume 1 A Short Poems


LOVE

*1
My love for you a yearling became... many eons ago.
*2
His dogs and cats cannot read.. save the script of his soul
They cannot write..except on his heart
*3
As a tide floats all boats..As great music lifts all lyrics
..so do love's spirit pinions..give wings to all opinions.
*4
At dawn the emperor sun breaks forth from the lair of mars but in the evening he
disappears behind cloud curtains to the chamber of venus.
*5
Living shrimp in a bucket looked up at me with their penetrating sweet black eyes on stalks.
*6
Cloud maya makes the sun appear to wink. But his love
is constant, not on and off.
*7
Compass needles are magnetized to the north
but compassion unencompassed in all directions pours.
*8
The sun yellow of the solar plexus, the healing greens and pinks of the heart,
the blue of the throat, indigo of the third eye, blazing white, gold and violet of the crown
entwine in a rainbow and pour forth to the world.
*9
Did the Creator gave rats and snakes and bugs and weeds
life and then not give them feelings?
*10
For love the model forsook the runway. From that shallow world she did run away.
Her love awaited at the airport Monday. That eve they taxi'd down the runway.
*11
Ribboned sunbeams, his words wing me.
*12
He aspired to be a Venutian rather than a martyr.. to follow
the path of venus' love rather than sometimes angry mars.
*13
He no longer harms daisies or their petals shreds.. to ask if her love for him has been shed.
*14
His empathic heart is always giving command performances for anyone in need.
*15
A warm day in November... a leaf came calling down..
but then he flitted up... it was not a falling flutterby... but a rising butterfly!
*16
Love the fan makes spark the fire Love the focus creates form from desire Love the finescreen turns firehose to mist Love the filter sees Pharisee as Christ Love the factory where miracles are fashioned. Love the furnace freezing hearts have sought. Love the fruit tree with gifts for all laden. Love the filings on the greatest magnet caught.
*17
Because I was taught in school to objectify animals, it was easier not to think about eating their murdered body pieces. Why should I use the pronoun 'it' to refer to animals? They aren't objects nor genderless.
*18
Is the fact that God is Universal Love a license to be
promiscuous, polyamorous, polygamous or polyandrous.?
*19
In his heart bell hung a tong which struck every time
he caught sight of her or heard her voice.
*20
Knowing that froggie fear was engendered by horse hooves,
Pegasus grew wings and then he arose framed by a sky of orange pink and rose.
*21
Love is a purifier more sacred than pure fire.
*22
Love limited, love circumscribed, love lukewarm is by God decried.
*23
Love not force rides the horse.
*24
Love surrounds hate as the sea laves icebergs.
Hate is frozen Love. God is Love which will melt all hate
*25
Love was the priest who married them.
*26
Lust says the whole is not as great as the part but
Love flows whole from its temple in the heart.
*27
A baby who lies untouched in cradle.. a child who sits untouched in a crib.. will grow up thinking he's unlovable.. feeling he is untouchable.
*28
Mongers in the name of love heartshaped candies sell.
But our landlord lives God's love in every single cell.
*29
More precious because he'd waited so long to hear.. the most beautiful lyrics... 'I love you' in his ears.
*30
A match does not an iceberg ignite nor does a waterdropp survive in a forest fire. We are influenced by the company we keep.
*31
Allgiving sun passes light... through persimmon tree leaf filters.. filling her fruit
with lovepotion juice...paradisical philters
*32
Phone wires pinker glow as love reconnecting flows
*33
Roses are pink. Violets are violet. Our love for you
is forever inviolate
*34
She is my beloved sister...off all who come her way the assister.
*35
She was baptized in water by her brother's rare tears..
baptized in fire by her mother's unshed tears
*36
Sleeping Beauty is awake inside each being, but some of us
need the kiss of unconditional love to know we are made of love
*37
Some criticized him for sharing his journal, , but most
were grateful that he had invited all into his heart
*38
Some human beings frighten the birds. They are animated scarecrows,
but there are others who attract them near and far. They are carecrows.
*39
Suddenly out of the green, pops a trillium. Of fields elsewhere, the sun lilies em
Suddenly out of the blue, the ship on the horizon Suddenly out of the purple, love's eve rising.
*40
The Lord of Love laves his lilies in light.. and lets dandelions and ivy leaves alone to live
*41
The love of the heart has surrounded the mind's knife of
criticism sheathing it with silence.
*42
The peony sphere has no perfume.. until she opens the petals of her heart
*43
The same God shines through the prisms of all eyes.
*44
They suddenly knew they wanted to avoid pain and much trouble
by going through life as a doublebubble
*45
Those who stop eating pork or beef or squab don't ingest adrenalin.
Reduced is their squabbling.
*46
To the lowlying sea....river waters to the most humble point descending..
but then lifted by the lovelight of the sun waters are ascending
*47
Two puddles loved each other and became a brook.2 pools
of light loved each other and became a glow.2 hearts loved each other and became one.
*48
Unbidden buzz in the bloombibbing bees.
*49
Until we saw Linda G's sanctuary, we never thought
Noah's Ark... could be as clean as a sunwashed barque
*50
We came to a crossroads and what did we see? All directions pointing..
to his heart's infinity
*51
The chubby little hand of the small boy.. tenderly cups the head of the puppy..
..a magic little cup this hand.. which holds the liquid of love though upside down.. pouring
it from endless springs
*52
Within small circles do spiders build webs while larger
ones foil them. So the uncircumscribed heart foils lurking danger.
*53
Your heart is a blazing star.. sending forth infinite rays in all directions.
*54
Held by love, the busy yellow jacket sups within the petals' brackets
*55
Arthur pulled a sword out of stone..but he was not able to pull
out the sword Guinevere thrust into his heart until Bea came along...she who could liquefy a rock with her aura.
*56
Dust caked plant confined within house walls..stares out wistfully
as cleansing raindrops make loveslides down free leaves
*57
Shortly before he was born, God gave a vision of a soaring eagle suddenly swooping down
and voluntarily entering an open bamboo cage on a boat. I knew a great soul was taking
incarnation.
*58
To God they said 'Your amarylis and Your lilies with delight do fill us.'
And God replied 'I made them for My Beloved Phyllis'
*59
The wind decanted the bush of lavender lilac and she was garbed in her own sweet perfume
*60
In dawning daybreak so pure and still they opened the window above the sill. The Sun of Love into room did spill.
*61
The little baby boy stretched out his arms to the stranger with a radiant smile.. silently saying 'pick me up'...conferring a grace which made her cry. Arms so small Bequeathing All
*62
Whether you are Kwon Yin or Kwon Yang You are always a lovable God
*63
Allen's heart compass is Allen-compassing. To Love points Allen's heart compass. It is all encompassing
*64
Wherever is Maynard, Mother Earth is moving Mayward
*65
In the past he had criticized the mores of those eels named Moray.. but resolved Maury in the
future to give out more A's.

THE SEA

1*
Rocking cradle of the world.. sunset stairway to the stars..
only by greatmasters trod... only written on by God.
2*
Out of the sea the sun aborning with his awesome light of morning
Not adorned but all adorning says to you 'Come! My Mavoorning! '
3*
Rain at sea... redundancy
4*
It snows at sea... silence falls in flakes...melting
designs.... slip form for All
5*
Wavecarved caves near the seagirt rock.. wavesculpted into a seagulled rookery..
6*
Every morn...the sea reborn...is smoke and mirrors..... fog and reflection.
7*
We gave him a pitcher. He gave us the sea
8*
The rock temple to Poseidon will in some millenium show crumbling, but the wavy
sea will remain... as ever the ocean main.
9*
The tide sent into the cleft of rock Neptune's polyfingered hand of welcome.
10*
Without equal, each wave sequel. Land is for eagles. The sea
is for seagulls
11*
The ebbtide slowly recedes, but in that sweet leg of the sea
tidepools, seaweed, shells sunsparks and driftwood.... are his legacy
12*
The rain in Maine remains mainly by the main.
13*
That sand not soon turn the beachfence into driftwood
the artist designed a metal seat.
14*
From the shore.. one looks upward to the sanddune grass..10,000 green brush blades
trying to paint the blue sky jade* No matter how high it climbs the mountain ash finds
he cannot stamp his footprint frondprints of green hue upon the sky of spiritblue
15*
Faster than any stylus squiggling.. can write the sun
in the water wiggling... but when the sea is perfectly still..
it appears it was water which held the quill
16*
Receives all arrows the universal quiver
as the sea receives all lonely rivers
17*
Daily the sea laves with tidal milk waves
nursing in love her hungrymouthed caves
18*
Today in their palate of many hues
the sky and sea have 90 shades of blue
19*
Little petstore goldfishes.. suffocating in the tiny plastic bag.. God set you
free..into fresh water rivers which lead to the sea.
*20
Gentler than land's are the seasons of the seas.
*21
The rainbow's end touchdowns in the waving sea. Though she pours her pastels endlessly, deep blue remains the sea
*22
Surfers delight in the motion of the angry waves of the ocean
as neptune, king of the sea, delights in their mars.
*23
Shadows of fishes play in the shallows above varying
shades of abandoned shells.
24*
Within a wavelaved rock fissure, God hid the fish from the kingfisher.
25*
The rowboat's wake intersected the path
of the morning sun upon the water... effort was squared to light
26*
The sea mirror was framed by lobster traps..until she rose and smashed them
27*
A clamshell holds the seaswell.. Reflected in captured tide.. does Jupiter's light dwell
28*
Waterfall mist asked the sea 'when shall I return to Thee? '
29*
Windsent seascent everywhere went
30*
As artists long for blank canvases, as sealovers yearn for the blue space of the skysea,
the Spirit longs to be uncluttered.
31*
So many shades of blue from royal navy to aqua hue.. without
the horizon ship one could not tell sky from sea.
32*
Seacradle is fishes rocking among the rocks but she is slapping at fishermen's docks
For the sun wearing daily a fresh foam frock helping God on all hearts to knock
33*
The full moon lifts seawaves in joy, but only the sun can lift water drops out of the sea.
34*
Blackberried tarts on white lace doilies are the seafoam framed ocean's dark rocks
35*
Ships in bottles cannot sail, but messages unsealed from
bottles do, and their words are meant most for those who find the script.
36*
More than the stable shore God hallows the waving sea's shellshod shallows.
*37
In the kinder world there surely no longer shall be
shellfish shiv'd to shed their sheltering shells from the sea
38*
Waves will rise in joy, they know soon toward the full moon of the longed for monsoon
39*
Message in sea's bottles. Tidings in the tides. Time's
rivers to the timeless sea glide. Every being will with God abide.
40*
Cavecarver tide.. a patient sculptor who abides
41*
He is like the sea: on the surface bubbling with wave effervescence
... in the depths one with divine Everpresence
42*
The sun's fireball has scattered embers in the sea, unquenched
by her waters. for love can never be extinguished.
43*
The drops the rain scatters the river then gathers.. for the sea who in turn
offers them in her great chalice to the Sun Father
44*
One smells seasalt before the first seasight...
of His Eoyal Lowness, Neptune bluerobed. He fills hearts with delight
45*
She picked up only vacant seashells at the shores of the Seychelles.
For chambered nautili hollow were minnow castles in the shallows
46*
It is the trickling time for the tiptoeing tide to float in gifts which abide
beneath the twinkling stars' ides.
*47
The tide is afoot! in the 10 million fingers of the sea
*48
As seawaves slapped his sloop he slipped down a sweet slope into sleep
*49
A red light where the road ends at the aquamarine sea.
*50
Aboard the oceanliner they see.. moonlight whitewashing the sea
*51
Those who live by or on the sea can most frequently be healed by her empty canvas, rhythms, and frequency
*52
Flags of fog flap not but float above the kingdom of Neptune
*53
The sun scattered a trillion diamonds on the sea...his angels will gather them into a necklace for thee
*54
Her listening heals.. because she listens with total presence, without judgment,
without interruption, with unconditional love
*55
The sirens in his odyssey kept not Odysseus from the sea
*56
The beachcombing sea gives more than she takes as she secedes
*57
The sea: a blue jewel framed by shells.. whose azure and aqua skies are not caught by aquarelles. Her sight and sound and smell
.... lift us out of hell. In her space our spirits upwell.
*58
As she hears the confessions of all rivers those on the shore hear the sea.. accepting all she calls no thing heresy.
*59
So many sires he had in Donegal.. so many foremothers in Galway..he was made of Donegalway
...in every cell of his being the sea calls to itself
*60
That day the grey gulls over the grey gulf were invisible in the grey cover of the gloaming
*61
As rocks girding a tidal pool... As metal setting for sapphire jewel... As rigid bones around liquid soul eyes.. the body frame for the Spirit Nigh
*62
The mountain palm gave birth. Her coconut babes rolled downhill to the ocean.. Now they are islands in that sea.. with hard shells bathed inside by coconut milk and outside by piscean seas
*63
In an all-grey sky through a cloud goblet a sunbeam straw sucked up the sea
*64
The tide casts her slender silver fishnet veil, not to harm the fish, but to float them home to her sea.
*65
I want to be with my love by the sea near his seaweed strewn legacy
hearing the gullsong..smelling salt air..feeling the sand arranged by the tide..my heart slowing down to rhythms of seaslide.. seeing ascent of the Sun.. oer neptune..watching the rise oer the bay of the moon..ambling to a cafe fireplace to sip berry tea with book pen and community

THE SUN

*1
Night can no longer suborn
first light's gathering morn!
*2
The sun's allgiving gold cheer.. has become the allgiving tree's purple
cherries.
*3
Popping oer the mountains the dawn sun arose, unrolling through
windows welcome carpets.... of red rose
*4
It is not the sweet nuthatch
but the sun
which hatches the nuts
of nut trees everyone
*5
The sun thought about another's criticism that he lacked focus.. but
then began again to shine in all directions
*6
moondown is sunup
*7
The sun diamond stipples the ocean's wind ripples.
*8
The sky shyly blushes pink at the approach
of the Avataric Sun
*9
Behind sparkling fountain waters sinking climb
higher the rays of the giving sun king. We need not seek him.
He comes to us.
*10
The sun wears no dark glasses. He has nothing to hide
and is not threatened by his own light.
*11
Oh womanizer or manizer most polygamous...but only the
sun can be righteously milligamous
*12
The bee's favorite couplet: a sunup-brimming buttercuplet
*13
The sun craves no limelight as he grows limes in his light.
*14
As morning wands with a dewdropp each grass spire
so little acts of kindness are by God given
great power
*15
the sun rays arc with their igniting sparks
making sparkles everywhere
*16
now a seasmoke fog hides
the rising sun... but soon his
flaming rays will break through
*17
Beach footprints by tidewater erased. Snow footprints
by the sun melted away. So does God forgive all transgressions.
*18
Sunrise is apple fall
*19
When her sun wed his moon
and his sun wed her moon
skies poured forth for lifefaithful loons
Love's manylived monsoon
*20
Oh please dear Mr. Pinkus with your dawning
rays..please pink us
*21
The sun does not kill and tell.. but how can tree hide her new peaches in the dell?
*22
With soundless tapping
the horizontal baton rouge
of dawn light
called forth a chorus
of bird delight
*23
He who gilds the fringed coast Of all buttercups the toast.
More ancient than all.. yet evernew His ray host.
*24
The forces of night.. their vanishing might
.. melt away in delight.. at dawn's vanquishing light
*25
The moon has dominion over the sea, he thought, watching as her unveiled
full rays caused the highest tides. But at dawn he
saw the sun lift the waters much higher with his elevating
evaporating fire
*26
The sun does not narrowcast.
*27
And now a seasmoke fog hides the rising sun... but soon his
flaming rays will break through
*28
Sal loved to sail in solitude
and silence neath Sol
*29
Dawn drawn dandelions sun-summoned... spread gold parasols
... brings another sundown.. a diaspora of dandelion down
*30
The sun with her came out to play
but shy night could not stand his light and she ran quite away.
*31
Holds the sun's cheer... every purple cherry.. and seed chariots of new trees of
cherry.
*32
As the longfingered sun reaches out to touch a cloistered trillium
or a lake trembles in the light of moon and stars
so can Tolstoy's long rainbow of words play our heartstrings from afar.
*33
They whispered the arrival of the iceberg's new rival... he feared as the gulf stream
approached.... his very survival
*34
Arun arose awash in rose.. His dawn rays oer all arose. Did all arouse.. his rays of rose...
millenial oaks... the corn in rows... and the no-rows wildest rose.
*35
The egg of the sun dipped into many cups of dye.. pink and purple saffron yellow orange and red.. a gold mellow but He preferred His own color.. that of blazing light
and emerged untouched by dawn or dusk or deepest night
(not an egg stolen from a chicken)
*36
Light lingers in fig leaves and pink cloud fingers
*37
The sun's divine current is transformed into currants
*38
To the apple tree the sun said 'You think you're the decider
but it is my rays which decide which apples become cider'
*39
Where is my lover the sun? Coming up over the mountain..Where is my lover the sun? Splashing on top of that fountain.. Where is my lover the sun? Red-appling inside that green tree
Where is my lover the sun? Sparkling through all the blue sea.

ACTION

*1
Grey sea and grey skies are one... yet does the sudden crimson sailed boat give hope and perspective.
*2
Tiny steps of great power: 1000 cars go.. after l green light.1000 tons of avalanche safely
move from l sound slight. A thumbs up from Caesar..saves the gladiator's life.
The dawn's breaking light banishes the night. Making one phone call.... helps to reunite.
*3
Some little waterfalls are so small they are a curving downward staircase of the river seabound

ALL POINTS HOLY

*1
It takes many puddles to make a pool and many Liverpuddlians to make a Liverpool.
They are a kind people, Liverpuddlians, who do not mind if frogs paddle or poodles piddle
in the puddles of Liverpuddlians
*2
There is an ancient highway of the heart between Siena and Vienna
*3
Wherever walks Ambrose.. up spring amber roses.. pouring forth fragrance and deathless ambrosia. Wherever walks Ambrose
.. his heart melts neuroses.. and in their place.. up spring new roses
*4
Our land is the land of the Cheyenne, Shoshone and Shawnee..
Cherokee and Seminole, in valleys of the Shenandoah and Swanee.

BEAUTY

*1
10,000 brush strokes of the master artist... equal not the perfect
paintings of the pure mirror
*2
A clover veil.. violets the vale... neath skies cloudclad or when ultraviolet sun prevails.
*3
A feathergowned crane flies through the forest like Cinderella fleeing the ball.....but now the Prince of Peace comes into the hall
*4
A grey cloudcloak mutes the crimson leaves of oak.
Scarlet charcoal embers' shroud: soft grey ash and smoke.
*5
A parasol and a parapluie..as umbrellas they are the same
.. one means prepared for the sun...the other.. ready for rain
As with positive thought.. when one expects the good
it is likely in ones life to reign
*6
As Michelangelo's vision of David's divinity freed him from his marble block,
so a man of size plumpkin can free himself from his body coach pumpkin
*7
Beautiful the scent of the tobacco flower
but the leaves which helped weave the fragrance are subdivided.
*8
Before the falls, the sheen of shanti. At the falls
sheets of shakti.
*9
Dawn rhodescent, jeweled by moon crescent, but both will melt when the sun
is present
*10
Did not the apple blossoms fall, there'd be no cider in the fall.
*11
Fall's leafless orange berried bush foiled by blue sky.. a pointillist painting
*12
Fernfurl, chrysanthemumcurl, lilyswirl, wisteriawhirl and sunflowertwirl
*13
Flames of mornlight... the cotton clouds do ignite
*14
Flowering grass spire, dew-wanded, a green exclamation point!
*15
Foamwake disappears from the whale tail.. dries up.. the snailtail
*16
Fragrant fireweed fringes fire hydrants.
*17
From the Bubble Blower, the moon rises and floats
*18
God who painted with crushed pink pearl living oysters' shells
wants them left alone in the shallows and shoals
*19
In the folds of the fields Mother Earth has.. phlox.. foaled... she has phlox unfolded
*20
It is the leela of the Lord to unscroll lilies and lilacs and violets in divine light.
*21
Lily pad plates... jade spheres with rims.. raindrops fill them to the brim
*22
Mist lies in parallel layers under the clouds as satin sheets lie under cotton
blankets
*23
On the stepping stones in the pool... snow has made a pillow for each rock stool*
*24
Secret springs, many aquifers. help the knitting of new needles for the aqua firs
*25
Several lamps make a shack lovely.. more than a dark palace...
as the light of the holy makes any face beautiful
*26
Stationery the sunblocking stained glass windows of a church,
but the iridescent windows in the butterfly's wings don't veil light in their flight.
*27
The comet's tail, an orange light trail, brighter than a fish's scales, shining
more than beetle's mail.
*28
Young souls love beauty. Older souls worship the beauty of love.
*29
The diamond river cut swords through the whiteblanketed greensward
*30
The fragrance wafting from a rose does enthrall
every Rao, Smith Wong, Kim, Ali and Rosenthal
*31
The full moon has spilled her silver paint cans onto the seastage. Some has
splattered onto the cloud curtains
*32
The goddess of the sun retires for the night through clouds spreading
her fan made of rays of light
*33
The greenleaved grapevine does a tightroping straight
line... along the windstirred clothesline
and a wavy winner banner on the young pine
*34
The old ailanthus many humans found peccable
but the woodpecker delighted in her status peckable
*35
The private train car had smoke and mirrors, reflecting candles'' flames and
curls rising
as the mirror lake beneath the morning mist reflected the sun on the horizon
*36
The south wind paddled the puddles, the lily padded ponds, and played the
pea'd pods and pansies pied.
*37
The spider web dewjeweled and studded with samara stars....has not today done
harm
*38
The sun paintbrush dapples the woods into apples
*39
The white rose of Uganda has the same aroma
as the deep purple rose which grows in Roma.
*40
Under gold dandelion parasols, beetles lie in the beach
of green grass, looking at the blue skysea beyond.
*41
With early stars have fireflies asterisked the evening skies
*42
From the mountaintop they saw a village lay in the Mexican valley by the sealine. Every rooftop
was covered... in blue morning glory vines... the sky coming to earth saying 'I will be thine'
*43
Over the shoulders of April's winter trees..Mother Earth has thrown a pink shawl as light as the
morning breeze.. but itwo moons later it was tossed for her favorite: a jade sari
*44
A table on which the bees may sup For them by His grace God has raveled out of space a table which has merged with its cloth of lace
*45
Om Parvat: Shiva on Mt Kailash with snowy script has written the Om in sacred Sanskrit. He has sifted flakes into recesses carved by Parvati's prayers and Tibet's holy scarves
*46
That part of Kashmir is ringed by sharp peaked snowclad mountains...
the teeth of God.. guarding the green river valley... one of many tongues of God
*47
The shifting beams of the Aurora Borealis in the northern skies' midnight blue chalice are reflected in the lake's royal blue waters with their rainbow fishes' moving gleams.
*48
Oh JackOLantern, beyond toothless grin..through his scar-red apertures one sees wondrous light

COURAGE

*1
I hid behind the wall but my more courageous shadow... showed herself.. and walked up the ladder.
*2
In the D Day invasion he fought Nazi knaves and helped free people Hitler made slaves. The living as well as the dead are brave. One day at a time his life he gave.
*3
One by one in many countries they break through the ice of fear.. cups of crocuses.. stand up in caucuses.. East to West from Africa to the Caucusus and state their eternal allegiance to the Creator Sun.

DEMOCRACY

*1
With the most leaks the boat of democracy best floats
*2
'Only the shoemaker can make the shoes. Only the wear can tell if they fit. These
are the timeless words... of brilliant David Spitz

DESTINY

*1
What is destiny? The will of God. Since God is imprisoned in the hearts of all beings, destiny is ones nonharming desires.
*2
From mornrise to moonrise.. all is contained.. within God's eyes

DIFFERENT DRUMMERS

*1
Night outs the stars.. they fall in love with their own light, realizing they need no other.
*2
He was of the school that one makes his own haiku rules. Why should he be bound by the straitjackets of dead people?
*3
In that life, the monk entered the labial labyrinth... he was not ready to
celebrate the path celibate... centuries later he once again entered monastery portals
...all desire for sensory experience extinguished
*4
'I must be about my Father's business' said the sun on the horizon rising..
as he in half the earth was raising the grapes into raisins.
*5
Because their hearts were full of compassion's waters, they often broke right in half..hanging flyswatters

EARTH

#1
As he walked along, he saw a slain dandelion with grey locks
and blew the down of the mower victim that there be fluffy flower flocks
*2
The tree branches God has joined together let no one cleave asunder.
The animal limbs God has joined together let no meatcutter cleave asunder.
*3
Because the wind rustled blooming fruit trees
they released their fresh fragrance into the breeze
*4
April is the most fragile month, when tender jade tenrils can be crushed by unconscious boots
*5
Why has God his dew morngift sent? For cider, for butterfly drinks, for lilac
and jasmine scent
*6
The fen way becomes a fern way, finely traced fans of jade.. waving in the wind.
*7
The fruit tree oer the brook drops her free food into waters dappled... the fish
bob for apples
*8
Those depressing stormclouds grey... wand the world to green
*9
The orange tree... a green galaxy with many blazing saffron sunorbs
*10
Most can from the apple tree pick spies but only God can pluck blazing stars
from the skies
*11
Like the beloved in a canoe paddled by her love is the willow tree trailing her
lacy fingers in the lake.. wherever she breaks its blue mirror she paints the water sunset gold
*12
When the naturalist who defines plants as wild edibles
comes around, do the plants shiver and shake, quiver and quake?
*13
Some find peace most in the mountains. Some find peace
most at the sea. And some find peace most in the mountains oer the sea.
*14
Only newfallen laurel leaves in Richard Wilbur's laureate wreaths
for he takes only what Mother Earth gently bequeaths
*15
Breeze made blooms assent nod as Assisi's God whispered 'walk unshod' where dirt clods have vined into sweet pea pods
and hardened sod broken to goldenrod
*16
Inch across the yard the bright rays of dawn Striking magic wands cause flowers in the lawns.
*17
In the foothills of the Apennines old olive trees with grapes vined...make
violet orbs of olivine... we think of this in Los Angeles at Olive and Vine
*18
Is God's favorite chapel sunlight dappled trees of apple? Her Ichi Ban shrine..trees of pine?
Her beloved mosque vine covered kiosks? Her best synagogue a cranberry bog?
Her holiest church woods of birch
*19
The grape vine did entwine and spiral oer the high clothesvine
.. and turned it into a trellis... from divine fire knitting knots just above the forgetmenots
*20
All life is sacred but one day he chose that the Japanese beetle was greater than rose.
Crawling in his greenmail* armour over the Goldsmithed bloom ready to turn gold petal fire
into pure insect flight. He found when he chose the bug oer the rose God gave him back
endless blooms of rose
*21
Cool full moon light it is certain will shine through living bamboo curtains
as she did for Thomas Merton as she did when Liz was flirtin with her beloved Richard Burton
*22
She saw on an African safari that Mother Nature had by Lord Hari
showered with several brand new jade saris
*23
Groundnesting birds, frogs, snakes, butterflies,
lady bugs, beehives, anthills, fireflies...all sliced or crushed as harvesters, lawnmowers and other machines roll unconsciously by
*24
Oliver Stone: Within the olive is a stone.. a living stone which can reforest the world with olive groves, birds' and squirrels' homes,
free food treasure troves, roots below to prevent mudslides, evaporating leaves which summon rain above
*25
He told us he had 9 acres in the Carolinas.. with grape arbors, peach groves, apple orchards and pumpkin patches, blueberry bushes
and nut trees matchlessRTH
*26
Cut down that tree! the lumbermen cried She's so ugly and
so slipshod With her flaky head lost in the clouds and her feet in the filthy sod.. But all who loved her encircled her and kept her from the axe and the blade and in the spring with new roots she was shod and clad in a jade laceleafslip from God.
*27
Within each acorn cloak are infinite oaks
*28
Landscapers need not be landscrapers but bulldozers always disturb bulls dozing.

ECONOMY OF ACTION

*1
The way of yielding water.. flowing.. being...never preaching
is the teaching of the ancient..I Ching
*2
Some cherrypick. Some plumpluck but Newton was given an apple windfall
*3
What are the jobs of appletrees? To breathe and to be.. while apples come automatically.
*4
The daybreak sun in a state of ever-rest faster than mountain climbers have ever scaled Everest
*5
Gently opens the lake lotus the sun with his long fingers
.. and whether He sets or rises...His light forever lingers
*6
Briefly the fins of the joyful dolphins cleave the waters.
Now to mingle again they begin.
*7
The seawind and wavedrift bring their surprises and seagifts
*8
The wind will in the windmill helps windfall to befall
*9
In a world of deep blue sea and aqua skies
welcome are purple sunset and gold sunrise
*10
If you don't build it they will come. If you let it alone it will grow
*11
I fell alseep with the tv on as news reported China's ban on Lebron James' commercial.
Then in a dream he said 'Skip unnecessary steps.'
*12
Another point of view: Those who dutifully shoveled their walks unwittingly later left a surface of ice whereas those who let everything go left a safe place to walk in the crunching snow.
*13
How do you do? said the rose to the bee. On the dewclad rose
said the bee to the rose I would rather do than to be.

EFFORTLESS

*1
The way of yielding water.. flowing.. being never preaching is the teaching of
the ancient I Ching
*2
Some cherrypick. Some plumpluck but Newton was given
an apple windfall
*3
Can only the wind surf the grass seas?
*4
Infinite drops of rain gathered by river trains, now remain in the bowl of sea main.
*5
The daybreak sun in a state of ever-rest faster than any mountain climber has scaled Everest
*6
As the wind whistles, ripe seeds of thistle send forth their epistles. The wind will scatter them.
The rain will enkindle them. the sun will lift them

EMPTINESS IS POWER

*1
Into the breach.. near the rocky beach... the seed of birch
the seed of beech and the hardstoned seed of peach
*2
Bog crannies are the cradles for crimson cranberries
*3
Once termites bored a hole in the holly on the hill. Now a gnawing holocaust of emptiness
where once Holly-wood was held. As time passed all knew Holly was hallowed because Holly was hollowed. Soon a beehive came graced with honey and the magic of the queen to the hallowed hollowed holy Holly on the hill.
*4
Each night the tree of nut out of naught knits neat nuts....
for every Natalie and Nate and Nat and Knute.

ENDURING

*1
In the meadows pink lupins. In the forest, green Lew pines....
For a much longer time, last the fir shrines.
*2
Redwoods: faithful silent sentries.. standing for millenia
not centuries
*3
Only the forest green fir and the redleafed oak did hold their leaves in the winter wild
to make December's eves for the Baby more mild. Perhaps that is why they're the colors
of Joseph, Mary and the Christ Child

EQUITY
*1
Oh Martin Sometimes your voice was the thunder Sometimes it
was the falling rain. Always it burst our hearts asunder..
and made them beat... empathic in pain.
*2
In a famous life Paul Robeson arrived on earth with black robes on.
In previous lives he came into view arrayed in bodies of different hues.
*3
First Lady Sally Hemings....your liquid monument is the reflecting waters..encircling the Jefferson Memorial..
As seas receive slaps without responding, so you absorbed over and over the humiliation of being hidden in a back room...
before your children were sold on the auction block.
*4
Larry Doby Each thorn... has become a rose Each scar.. has turned to star
Each taunt.. became slow admiration.. and then loyalty
until love broke forth like a fountain out of stony hearts
*5
Count Nikolai Pistoff when he heard the rates of the therapist was very pissed off
and thereafter spelled therapist 'the-rapist'.
*6
The incoming egalitarian tide melts the last ice of apartheid
*7
Salisbury decried adding another hue unto the rainbow yet we would add
saffron and jade and pink and rose and olive and tan, crimson and indigos

ETERNAL

*1
Angels threw an etheric butterfly net over him. Reverse lepidopterists, they from the body's cocoon set his butterfly soul free from earth's room
*2
As bells chime when someone enters or exits a bookstore
so Spirit sometimes makes music when souls come or go
from a body
*3
Every River Styx is a River Phoenix, the soul either touching
down into a new and better form or returning forever to
the kingdom of ecstasy
*4
He wished no induction into the House of Lords, but only
to return home to the Home of the Lord.
*5
It snows *at sea
* Quiet *** falls in flakes
Melting designs ***leave form for All
*6
Those who focused on the shock of shards as the phoenix
bird burst from his shell... nearly missed the sight of his holy
maiden flight... as he soared up and away.........and out of sight
*7
Death is the release of the bird of the heart from the ribcage of time.
*8
Buried as they are killed, beheaded dandelions, on the scythe their green blood lyin
*9
All will some day even those who have coronations
leave their bodies to crematers and coroners of their nations
*10
Angels threw an etheric butterfly net over him.
The reverse of impaling lepidopterists, they from the body's cocoon
set his butterfly soul free from earth's room
*11
As bells chime when someone enters or exits a bookstore
so Spirit sometimes makes music when souls come or go
from a body
*12
Every River Styx is a River Phoenix, the soul either touching
down into a new and better form or returning forever to
the kingdom of ecstasy
*13
Angels ring silent bells, as on their way to God, cockles leave their shells
*14
Those who love God the most sometimes like to leave early for Home
*15
As foam bubbles burst into the sea
in death Bubba's soul waters were set free
*16
Over the slain elephants' ivory grows the merciful shroud of ivy.
Angel light ultraviolet keeps both from further violation.
*17
Like caterpillars who eat themselves comatose
and then sleep as God weaves their wings
some are liberated after leaving their bodies.
Infinite are the ways God back to God all of us brings
*18
Andrea Rose hovers around you trying you to cheer Hoping though tears...may fill your ears....that somehow you her joyful spirit hear
*19
That cheery cricket greeted me... and now his voice is still... but on the other side of life... God does his Spirit fill
*20
When on earth she fell into love. Now she has risen into love.
*21
We were born of 1 not 2 uteri....my beloved twin, you and also I
Now you hover round me like a sun shining from all sides.
*22
Barrie was a mixed breed dog with confidence and joy.. whose tail twirled over his back.. like a
clover blossom over a sidewalk. Barrie used to bury bread in our bedspread
*23
Swans, floating mounds of white, glide along on the blue lake.. though they look like icebergs
they harm none... they do not melt into their supporting water but rise above it.
*24
Reflected in the rippling creek, the sun was made a daisy...fragmented by the faster current into daisy petal sparks Windstirred and starred each unplucked firepetal traveled downstream while the full daisy sun remained and murmured SHE LOVES YOU EVERMORE SHE LOVES YOU EVERMORE SHE LOVES YOU EVERMORE
*25
Because Howard Zinn is one with God, he is one with all zinnias,
*26
As a nimbus encircles a flame..as a father holds his child
his love surrounds her. He has gone ahead to prepare her chamber
and yet he hovers around her
*27
Windows On the World, on Sept 11,2001: At the top of the world
as they anon did dine...they died without an anodyne. And animals upon whom humans dine.. have died without.. an anodyne
*28
Mrs Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: 'The stars oerfixed you and downcast their glowing spears.' By strangest alchemy starlight turned into tears. The plump pumpkin of your life was shattered. Its evergreen seeds were most widely scattered. By prearranged script by God and you cowrit your sacrificial strength did a grateful nation lift.
*29
No longer will families of those who committed suicide be barred from burying their ashes in the cemetery yard...for some are mystics.. who the translucent flimsy veil of life aside brush as onward in ecstasy to the Beloved they rush. They are fire-freed from limits of body frequency.
*30
The funeral's current of grief is of lightning bolts which strike even strangers...causing them for
no explained reason to release tears of rain.
*31
Sometimes they hesitated to sit next to him at funerals.. because he always made them laugh..
which harvested glares from people in grieving pews.. now he too has slipped from the
cloak of the body... and is making serious angels laugh.
*32
The sand castles have been waved away. The ice sculptures have melted. The pink chalk on the sidewalk has been rained away. The peach blossoms have fallen. But the love you gave is invulnerable. The love forever remains.

FIDELITY

*1
Mother Earth has knitted strong knots in the faithful blue forget me nots.
*2
From your infinite eyes we drink Stars within skies of blackest ink
Please don't eclipse us when you wink.. but hold us in your eyes, Black Sphinx
*3
He remembered that pricks of the branches of the mistletoe tree can draw blood.
*4
Redwoods: faithful silent sentries.. standing for millennia not centuries
*5
Oh womanizer or manizer most polygamous... try as you might you won't be milligamous
*6
Serial womanizer Jack Frost had his face pressed to their windows.. asking them to come out and play.. before he disappeared again.
*7
That God is Universal Love.. is it a license to be promiscuous, polyamorous, polygamous, polyandrous?
*8
Mary never needed to marry gold but a heart as cheerful as marigolds
She wed Bob.. who was holy and merry and bold And knew she
had married a heart of gold
*9
Rose of Akron: Through the fence pickets peep the pink roses and purple peonies.. their roots are fixed by love but their fragrance and light pour to the stars
*10
It seemed sun's love was off and on as he cloudcloak did doff and don, but he is always on with bright noon power.. not the twilight pink of dawn

FLOWERS

*1
Four Flowers...: The Sun arose in Morning Glory, with His Goldenrod
wanding Violet to Rose
*2
The bees' favorite couplet.. sunup brimming buttercuplet
*3
In the predawn violet... as they wake the violets... of the unsung.....birds
sing...
*4
How awesome How sublime That out of muck and mud and slime....God
makes lemons God makes limes.
*5
The sun arrays the skies in rose as He arises and rouses the rose
*6
April is aproned with apricot blooms.
*7
They called the wind lackadaisical
but because she in freedom blows
the world will never...........lack for daisies
*8
Dawndrawn, dandelions summoned by the sun... spread gold parasols
*9
Little Tree, Little Tree, I wonder where you are
to thank you for the sweet pink fruit you did weave
from distant star.
*10
Wherever she has trod in the dell flowertrails to Mother Earth befell.. daffodils and larkspur and bluebells daisies and trilliums and cockleshells
*11
The bee Hector needs no lector to read him the sector
where blooms of great nectar pour fragrance in vectors
*12
Weeding, whispered the Great Spirit...is plant racism
*13
Ivy and violets vy not with the violent.
*14
Why is the rose encircled by thorns? That she not be plucked
*15
In the predawn violet... as they wake the violets... of the unsung..
birds sing...
*16
Bursting blooms of bluebonnet to the sun sing silent sonnets
A beetlebored bamboo flute.. Yonder wind plays upon it
*17
Hawaiian breadfruit... shed your Joseph's coat of many colors..
your 1000 panes of stained glass mosaic.. and become 10,000 breadfruit trees
*18
Enpine the cone! Enoak acorn! Enpear the seed that inner
sun be freed!
*19
Held the dew the buttercup better than the butternut
*20
For every tree and wildflower He has willed the power
as He flows through all an effortless willpower
*21
Delilah's lilac'd fields Lilliputian the Lord of Love has many lilies
put in
He is one with every Obama, Blair, every Chavez, Castro and Putin.
*22
As birds helped Cinderella to dress for the dance,
the peony made her debut because of kind ants
*23
He no longer daisy petals shreds to ask if her love for him has been shed
*24
Into the daisy the sun has spun his gold
and his rays has rolled into the marigold
*25
May and Mother Earth has gone under cover
hiding herself neath fields of daisy and clover
*26
Impatience teach patience as they weave new blooms from
the sun and cloud looms
*27
The meadows are asterisked by asters. Though they
seem randomly sprayed, not a single one has gone astray.
*28
Clover lamps with their curved necks hang over the cobbles
of a London sidewalk shedding purple light in their tiny world
*29
The glistening spider filament fluttered in the wind, spangled
with dandelion spores...a magic wand with not one
but many stars
*30
God needs no chain or buckle..to link the roots of honeysuckle.
Her herald fragrance runs ahead as her seamless threads delve in new beds.
*31
Like the anemone she has nary an enemy
*32
above its jade velvet carpet, the moss sends shoots
of tiny lime stars.. shooting stars
*33
From the plane, one sees cloudscript...
.. ancient stotras of Sanskrit...
*34
As he walked along, he saw a slain dandelion with grey locks
and blew the down of the mower victim that there be new fluffy flower flocks after springmelt of fluffy fallling flakes.
*35
The tree branches God has joined together let no one cleave asunder.
The animal limbs God has joined together let
no meatcutter cleave asunder.
*36
Because the wind rustled blooming fruit trees
they released their fresh fragrance into the breeze
*37
Only the jasmine plant has a right to string garlands of
its blooms.
*38
Why has God his dew morngift sent?
For cider, butterfly drinks,
for lilac and jasmine scent
*39
The fen way becomes a fern way, finely traced fans of
jade.. waving in the wind.
*40
The fruit tree oer the brook drops her free food into the
waters... the fish bob for apples
*41
Those depressing stormclouds grey... wand the world to green
*42
The orange tree... a green galaxy with many blazing
saffron sunorbs
*43
In the county of Fairfax in the meadows flagged with phlox, stop the fair unfair who fright the fox
before they eat the flanks of flocks
*44
While elsewhere the sun, universal lover,
has knit a new cover, of purplest clover, all the field over
*45
Most can from the apple tree pick spies
but only God can pluck blazing stars from the skies
*46
Like the beloved in a canoe paddled by her love is
the willow tree trailing her lacy fingers in the lake
*47
When the naturalist who defines plants as wild edibles
comes around, do the plants shiver and shake, quiver and quake?
*48
Some find peace most in the mountains. Some find peace
most at the sea. Some find peace most
in the mountains oer the sea. I find peace... only with Thee
*49
Only newfallen laurel leaves in Wilbur's laureate wreaths
for he takes only what Mother Earth gently bequeaths
*50
Within each acorn cloak are infinite oaks.
*51
Inch across the yard the bright rays of dawn
Striking magic wands cause flowers in the lawns.
*52
In the foothills of the Apennines old olive trees with grapes vined...make
violet orbs of olivine... we think
of this in LA at Olive and Vine
*53
Unseen starlight flickers. In solar lux and rainflux melt snowflakes while spin goldflecked phlox and purple flax.
*54
The Japanese beetle sews eyelets in the rose.
Sweet wee weevils turn lilacs to lilace.
*55
Only the jasmine plant has a right to string garlands of its blooms.
*56
The morning sun does the throat of lark spur and blue the meadows with sweetest
larkspur
*57
Lilies of the Valley are a very different thing from the Lillys on the Hill
*58
They called the wind lackadaisical but because she in freedom blows
the world will never...........lack for daisies
*59
Flowers consider bloom pluckers pedophiles.. who scotch the unroll of the scroll of
the petals' files.
*60
She wanted no bloom symbols of love eternal for their petals proved most ephemeral
and the flowers did not wish to be decapitated
*61
Nightzies too are the daisies though we can't see their glow
as the sun is elsewhere shining hidden by the earth's slow axis flow
*62
The pistil tong in the hibiscus (upside down bell) flower is silent.. nevertheless
its music attracts the bees
*63
For His Cynthia God made Forsythia. she's first to bloom in the spring last to drop
her leaves in the fall.. the gold is drawn from her sunny soul
*64
Painters love flowers for their hues. Perfumers love blossoms for their smells. Bees other bees of bloom nectar tell. But Lady Bird loves cowslips for themselves.

Submitted: Thursday, April 12, 2012
Edited: Sunday, January 12, 2014

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