Ithsuwarian Lullaby

Oh Kith and Kin in kindBone and blood of mineWe wish you the sweet freedomOf the endless Wanderers’ willFor every rainstorm, shelterAnd for every Saint that’s knelt hereBe a blessing upon your crownCrushed orange blossoms fragrant stillFor every seed, a harvestFor every tree, a forestFor such plenty do I prayDelivered from above the blueEyes heavy, […]

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A Case for Keeping Crimson

Our Lives are painted pictures Of this, we can be sure But such a waste of Crimson When spilt upon the floor. I can hear you’re cloaked in sadness For I have lived there too And it seems your heart is broken (As hearts are wont to do) So please consider this now , If […]

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Father Flood

Father Flood The Papers preached a sudden deluge! A judgment on the land! But we lived our life as always Catching raindrops in our hands “Surely, it has rained before,” Said my Father with a smile. “I’ll cook us up a special meal, “Let’s enjoy it for a while” The scent of cooking and smokey […]

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The Tempest Charmer

The Tempest Charmer What is to say of Bluebird Heights? ‘Twas once a proud, majestic town Three fisheries and a lovely beach Restaurants, shops, and surf abound People from each and every corner– Yes folks from all around Flocked to grand ol’ Bluebird Heights To breathe in deep the ocean sounds But this tiny island’s […]

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The Elephant and Mindfulness

  I recently finished the book Kim by Rudyard Kipling (who, as you may have gathered, is a personal literary hero of mine) and was struck by a particular Jataka or Story of the Buddha’s former birth. I am far from anything resembling an expert or even Greenhorn in the subject of Buddhism, having only a very […]

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Tomorrow

Bitter shackl’d I to the unknown When the promise of today is gone For tomorrow she ain’t written yet An’ Night’s moon’s laughin’ fit to burn And as daily pains I do wish begone In bleedin’ scratches on my soul By the livin’ Gawd above I pray To lift my heart from burnin’ coals So to all you out, about, around Unsure about the comin’ […]

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