Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Human Autumn

Inspired by Loren Eisley's All the Strange Hours

Human autumn
before the snow
last attempt to order meaning
before a spring breaks
in the rusted heart
and dreams and memories
fall apart
in irreparable ruin.

Oncoming age
is a vast wild autumn  country
strewn with broken seed pods
hurrying clouds
abandoned farm machinery
and circling crows
family countenance
leaping from place to place
across oblivion.

Sunday, March 19, 2017


A Dream of a Thousand Heroes

Poem after finishing The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Cast out on the waters
at the hands of the gods
to everlasting chaos
Ego shattering initiation
over a sea of pangs
and discovery of evil
Double monsters
need twin heroes
Have faith father is merciful
Open the sun door
and return home
with the wisdom of an eternal spirit
and the cosmic dance.