Archive for May 2013

Twilight   Leave a comment

 

Dusk: Day holds her breath

Gathers birdsong and roses

Escapes through the crack

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Posted May 29, 2013 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Luminant Lightness   2 comments

Freed from two tampering guests, Ache and Pain, who abruptly took their leave last evening, the veranda of my mind opened to a tumult of amber and ruby emotions, a rich and fiery swirl. 

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Like a rogue dragon, boundless joy snatches my heart and blazes a skyward path.

Posted May 24, 2013 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Fleeting Flutter   Leave a comment

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Enchanted, dancing

Meadow rue a dizzy blur

Soft chimes for gnats’ ears

Posted May 21, 2013 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Beautiful Sadness   Leave a comment

Like paper lanterns,

shining bleeding-hearts embrace

delicate shadows

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Posted May 18, 2013 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Zen Garden   Leave a comment

While sun is still low

Stately stones become pupils

Eclipsing the sage

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Posted May 15, 2013 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Waiting for Rain   Leave a comment

Coastal clouds drift in

     No pageant of lights and drums

Fields stay dry tonight

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Posted May 13, 2013 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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A Mountain, Unfinished   Leave a comment

Inspired by the barren beauty of Death Valley, where past and future ancestors convene

A Mountain, Unfinished

 
Bare, downbeat gullies scribble haphazard stories dabbled rough in gold and gray
Your pedigreed bedrock rusting, crumbling under pressure-wash of mundane wind and rain.
 
Tilted off your axis, your labored lifetimes slip, their angles too steep
Jumbled debris slides to your feet jarring memories so faint, held tight, of warm and shallow seas.
 
And now intrusions! From dark-broken depths
Melt long edges of your grand mantled heart ready to gleam their crystalled beams
 
 
But not till you bring them to light.
One more aching uplift . . .
        Unhiding the past, you inch up to the sky
 

Posted May 10, 2013 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Season of Seeds   2 comments

Sounds of skittering

                 feet follow me down the street,

         Seeds chased by the wind

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Posted May 7, 2013 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Scratching the Surface   Leave a comment

Hearts and minds ignited, we work and rework our creative gifts, hoping to somehow spark another’s soul. Likewise with the petroglyph artist, who depicted divine praise, or, perhaps, pedantic mind-maps throughout scattered hallways of Death Valley. Even when the “glyphs” (petro-glogs?) were only scratched as deep as the thin veneer of desert varnish, they enjoyed vast lasting power, enduring at least 525,000,000 times longer than most blog-posts survive on our screens!

There is a miracle here: that human minds and hearts continue to meet in remote rocky ravines, reaching one another across the grand span of thousands of years. What a solid legacy!

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Prayer corridor
Rivers of rock stitch the land
Ancient outpourings

Posted May 6, 2013 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Unwinding   2 comments

Cottonwoods bow low

                 Fishermen’s lines hiss and dance

on lake’s silvered face 

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Posted May 2, 2013 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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