Sunday, December 24, 2023

Dear Love

If not for you
the world would be 
a place with more disharmony.
If not for you
the light would not shine at night.
If not for you
our hearts would be less free
if not for you dear Love.
Blessings, peace and Love
for all you do
with just the glorious goodness of you.
Photo credit: Bee Porteous of a card made in USA
one Canoe two. Illustration letterpress 2016


Friday, December 22, 2023

Soft Green Fairy Grass

I well remember a time before you left,
when various garden birds were with us.
Honey-eaters were living here,
when you said to me
from far away there,
'Here, there are only sparrows to see'.
Now here where I live
with your ashes in the flowers,
with your feet in the green-seeding meadow,
I see little sparrows feeding,
playing in the fresh-soft fairy grass.
I know, you are home at last.

Thursday, December 7, 2023

As Rosy As A Peony Rose

As rosy as a peony rose
when petals come and go
we know
all is calm and all is well,
the flower has beauty for show and tell.
Then comes growth and maturity,
returning to seed,
nurturing the soil ready for renewal
possibly somewhere in a field of flowers,
yours and ours. 

Blessings, love and joy to Sweet-pea
for these rosy blooms in my room.


Saturday, December 2, 2023

The Beginning

When the new moon arrived,
followed by such glorious morning light
I let everything be as it is.
Here in this presence I delight in life.
I am quiet.
And yes,
I feel deeply absorbed
here, in the absolute beauty of stillness.
Here now, I am simple.
I am Being The Beginning.
I sit still. I face forward.
I stay at the beginning. 
Photo credit: SJ
13 November morning, Geelong, Australia.

Also thank you to Matt Kahn, at Sounds True One,
for teaching open-eye meditation. His latest book is called
'All For Love: the Transformative Power of Holding Space'