Archive for August 2013

Taking a Breather   Leave a comment


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Held by heaven’s mist
Grand Mogul abandons his
long-buried burdens

Posted August 30, 2013 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Wild Harvest   Leave a comment

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wild currants filled up
with sunshine, mesmerized squirrels
lost in the sweetness

Posted August 28, 2013 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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On the Journey   Leave a comment

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Lit inside and out
Perched on skin of a bubble
Smilin’ and afloat

Posted August 22, 2013 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Transformation   Leave a comment

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Craters of the Moon

Lava juxtaposed with life, a trance-forming place:

pocky rock yielding fluorescent lichen,

giving way to buckwheat florescence.

Every eon granting a carefree kaleidoscope,

unhurried offspring of elemental Earth.

 

 

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Posted August 19, 2013 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Presence   4 comments

A serious spattering of wildfires has singed a loose comma around our community, good fortune and high ridges holding us safe for now. Yet fire has taken residence in our news and uncertainties; heavy smoke fills the mountain valleys, concealing nearby slopes and peaks. And we know that this infectious arrhythmia in the stunning heart of Idaho is but a smidgen of a bigger story:  the West has been over-punctuated by scorching flames for weeks—the ending’s not yet in sight.

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Views like this one are commonplace wherever wildfires exhale their ashy haze. The caption depends on the beholder: Glowing Ornament . . .Eerie Orb . . . or Ojo del Diablo?

Posted August 16, 2013 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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August Messenger   Leave a comment

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Young gentian trumpet

Foreshadowing summer’s flight

Revelry of blues

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Posted August 12, 2013 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Crystal and Silk   Leave a comment

Same rush of creek,  just different blinks of shutter speed.

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Our judgements, don’t they also hang on arbitrary hinge of time

barely attached, glancing off gold to lead?

What’s called for is a slower blink,

saturated moment fully emptied, imbued by silken instant

of eternal Now, the receptive chalice where everything dwells.

Posted August 8, 2013 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Open House   2 comments

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Guests of all magnitudes know they’re welcome in this unshuttered home–

dust motes and moon-rays, snakes, bats, and midnight moths.

Seasoned scents of river grass and smoke never need knock on the unhinged door

before drifting among dry summer nests hidden in walls, crumpled on floors.

Crackling sun, ponderous snow and wild torrents of wind bring this old place,

year after year, closer to original grace, to center of our rocky jewel,

merged and at one with this lovely World.

Posted August 5, 2013 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Gathering of the Elders   2 comments

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Flinty old-timers arrange themselves into

Fringed frame of pungent needles, then

Swapping their usual rock-strewn stories

Their old sloped shoulders and crooked peaks slide

Haltingly from view

 

Posted August 2, 2013 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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