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Lady Poem May 8, 2015

Friday, May 8th, 2015

 

Held on a leash in life’s lease,
the buttresses of relaxation we hurriedly make
outside bookends of workdays for the great big
blue-green-tan-white panorama
of Nature

Beneath sky blue or
the wrinkled brow of clouds’ introspection
I want to walk, walk in and under and marvel
on this marble of planet

Longer stays in the knit of what matters

Idylls of Heaven on Earth
and Heaven in Heaven

~ Lady

 

 

Poetry Month Poems ~ Lady ~ #30

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

 

Be fain to leap
from comfortable sludge
of warm pajamas to gymnopédies
of beginner’s mind like a monk taking
three breaths, saying a gatha,
and getting out of bed

A long draught of water
fresh as the splash of a harp,
clean cotton, naked feet on the floor,
koto music and meditation,
sunrise Éthiopiques for
the new day

~ Lady

 

 

Poetry Month Poems ~ Lady ~ #29

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

 

Finch
short shuffling inching,
hopping forward on dappled perch,
ebullient warble projected at the hen
of his affection

She flirtatiously tilts
a long blade of grass from her beak,
head tipped just so, still,
listens

From his puffed up chest
arias of moonlit skies
and paradise

~ Lady

 

 

Poetry Month Poems ~ Lady’s #27

Monday, April 27th, 2015

 

He fixed his face
in work’s intense solemnity
cornerstone chinking into place
humming build your love, build your love,
build your love on a strong foundation

Birthing something new
from the gristle and grind of his hands’
and mind’s labors, transcendent cadenzas
shining on facets of transfigurations
red carpets popping out like tongues
from advent boxes, discoveries
of inner maiden voyages

~ Lady

 

 

Poetry Month Poems – Lady’s #23

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

 

Curlicues of boogie woogie mugwort dreams
eddies from the white buffalo pipe pooling
into wintergreen calm of yellow birchbark,
living breath of the Great Grandfather
Mystery, the present of the Wild White
Buffalo Woman

The pipe circles around hand offering to hand
for the songs of the four directions, White North,
Morning Star East, South Wind, Sunset West

Keen beauty of traditions indigenous to this land–
can we find them again?

Get away from our empty ghosts
of oblivious disregard

Some thoughts
I believe

~ Lady

 

 

Poetry Month Poems – Lady’s #22

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

 

Life and love, what a wonderful world
we can return to paradise in, finding
secret zen gardens of woodland reservations
streamers of cosmic rays gilding openings
of green, saplings sprouting under the tall
dark elephant legs of their mature parents

Walking along sweet creek waters,
slight dashings of wakerobins–woodland
spring bloomers–in the enlivened humus
of earth, the peter peter peter of tufted titmice
flocking with chickadees, nuthatches &
thuddy knockings of woodpeckers like
faint Cherokee pow wow drums

~ Lady

 

 

Poetry Month Poems – Lady’s #21

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

 

Bees on their sweet trips to and from the hives
impossible to valuate, to place a ceiling on their lives
in terms of how important they are to us, to fruiting plants,
to animals, to life–their impact like looking in a room
with mirrored walls both rippling forever into distant
realms, and to the immediate

~ Lady

 

 

Poetry Month Poems – Lady #6

Monday, April 6th, 2015

 

Heaven can be here on earth
like Helen Keller and her farouche hands
finding meaning in the tap

~ Lady

 

 

Poetry Month Poems – Lady – #2

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

 

Novelty of the humid
the nag champa haven of your dreams
kettuvallams sleep in peaceful Alleppey backwaters,
green sloppy sleep to rhythmic drink of wet
to feral babble of ring-necked parakeets
to drooping eyelashes of palms

It’s just another day of business
for someone

~ Lady

 

 

April Poetry Month Poems – #1

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

 

Sunlight plays serenade
wealth of land cries mead song
like Starland Vocal Band Afternoon Delight,
honeybirds on powerflowers, acanthus leaf
on corinthian column, splay of lay like spread
of Andrés Segovia Kama Sutra my thumb toe
peeking from bloom of rust dress like Psyche
and you Cupid come of age fat arms
plush in calligraphic detail

~ Lady

 

 

 
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