Saiom Shriver

Gold Star - 21,196 Points (Ohio)

The Power Of The Void - Poem by Saiom Shriver

BUTTERNUT AND BUTTERCUP

Held the dew
the concave buttercup
better than
the convex butternut

as listening ears
have healing
in their cups

with what
chalice'd joy
does the buttercup
hold
the liquid sunup


(to Jeff Miller and his wife,
to L Yost and her partner
and to others)

ALCHEMY OF ATTRACTION

The criminal desperate for money mused over counterfeiting,
forgery, teleportation, alchemy, treasure hunting,
perusing bank blueprints
.. not leaving fingerprints

Another prayed, did acts of love, gave things away, and
planted fruit trees, free food machines.. these bore the fruit
of needs fulfilled.

A third did nothing, knowing that God his heart indweller,
knew his needs before he himself did..

BAMBOO BAMBINOS

Helen Blavatsky described
her trip to India..
60 ft. high stands of bamboo
were beetle bored..
and in the wind
these trunk flutes
sang the sweetest symphony

Bamboo have bambinos
effortlessly...
everywhere are the
new spears of life

BEETLE BITTEN BEE BIBBED BLOOMS

The beetle bitten blooms
are now beautiful of lace
The bees have bibbed
all the nectar
and the emptied bloom chalice
will now hold new dew.



COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN

Coins dropped into the
wishing fountain
its serene surface
splatter,
.. as desire does
in the soul of
a master
his serenity
only seem to shatter.

DESIRE'S PRISMS

As long as one
sees the universe
through desires's prisms
one will be magnetized
after death
back to reincarnation's
prisons

ERASER

G od can delete
all negative reactions
to any of our mistakes
or errors or actions
God can unite
all the fractions
we have made
by the spirit of faction

FASTER THAN ONE THOUSAND BROOMS

faster than 1000 brooms
the Wind has swept.
As He passed trees
their petals wept

The wind has swayed
the bonnets of the blooms
faster than a million
hatteries

The mirror has painted
a picture
faster than
a thousand brushes

I DUB

I dub
the bud
the princess
of the bee
but not
his queen


INTO THE BREACH

The seed of birch
Into the breach..
and coconuts into
the sand on the beach


the seed of beech
and hardstoned
seed of peach
which wishes
to be
in softness impeached

LITTLE FROG

They watched the tiny
frog hop across the bike
trail..
Their decision to
walk rather than
bike
made safer his tiny tail

MIRACLE POINT

The lion skull in the desert
shelters a bee hive.
Sea water through the aeons
has made of rock a rookery.
Suffering has carved new
caves in the heart.
In Tara's empty space
miracles take place.

POWER POINT

The action point of
a pen..
is that point with the
least mass, the least weight
.. said the pencil, speaking
of his own point.
And another replied..
The Mississippi at the delta
is more
powerful than the
Ohio.. for though he flows
more slowly he flows with
more power.


OUT OF NAUGHT THE TREE OF NUT


Each night
the Tree of Nut
Out of Naught
knits
neat
nuts
for every Natalie
and Newt
.. and Nate
and Nat and Knute

POPLARS ARE POPULAR

The weary traveling
birds.. make
Italian poplars
popular..
a sanctuary.. a hostel
without
charge


WOODPECKER ARCHITECT

The melody of his pecking
is a counterpoint to the wind
..
as he creates
not skyscrapers vulnerable
but the holy of
holies.. emptiness...
.. out of a
sycamore

and builds for
his family a cave
.. a shrine with
niches and naves

A mystery that
his drilling without
surcease
gives us
a feeling of peace



SIX WAYS OF LETTING GO

Creating space is
of things letting go.
Losing weight is
of food
letting go.
Moving love is
of judging thoughts
letting go.
Meditative peace is
of the mind letting go.
Making time is
of plans letting go.
Miracles are of
money letting go

Letting go
Letting green unmolested grow
Letting friends listened to glow
Letting rivers uncontrolled flow
Letting the wind in windmills blow

(writer was mentioning to
S Vance that I had
resolved daily to
create space and go
for walks.. she said
they were both forms
of letting go)

ANGELS RUSH IN

Angels rush in
where those perceived foolish
have created vacuums by
giving..
they fill the emptiness
with greater quantity
and higher quality

VISUALIZERS STOP THE WARRING

Visualizers
stop the warring..
security warnings
replaced by hearts'
global warmings

MUSIC'S ATTAR

sitars of Qatar
guitars from afar
The Avatar fills
with music's attar


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 19, 2008



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