“the soul has been given its own ears
to hear things the mind does not understand!”
― Rumi, Rumi: Poems

inner stillness

I’m aroused
by words,
their power to create
or destroy,
like tiny molecules of perception
being deployed…
their particles fill thin air, with darkness or with light
it’s up to us to harness them
in doing…
our narrations
without judgment
or disguise,
remembering souls are beautiful and made wholly divine…

and in times
of inner stillness, when creation overflows,
thoughts become superfluous,
in the afterglow…



When you found me…

“Some people are truly beautiful. The light of beauty shines through their souls. And the world gets drenched in their inimitable light of love.”
― Avijeet Das

flowers near the heads knysna

When you found me
in the darkness,
you brought me
back to life,
with calming reassurance 
and I knew I had arrived…
so I reached towards the heavens
where vibrant colors fuse…
realizing it’s possible
that you’ve always been my muse?


Oh, how I miss you…

natalie scarsberry

**Photo taken in her yard by Natalie; text added by Natalie

Dear Natalie
Oh, how I miss you, my sweet friend,
please say it’s not the end…
of the glorious scent of your perfume,
in gardens
where we rendezvoused…
of listening tones
assuaging my groans,
with your soft voice,
you dulled the noise…

Across immense oceans,
I felt your warm devotion…
in sympathetic words
showing me concern…
I miss your loving presence,
you’ve always been a blessing…

though you’ve changed into light
your radiance is still so bright,
I feel you gently breathing, in gardens of Eden
until we meet again, on this journey that has no end…….


“You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand”
― Hillsong United


Sometimes I wallow,
wallow in pain,
in bottomless oceans
only the brave remain…

wounds widen, the hemorrhage is intense
I sink with the agony
of a rapid descent…
Crushed by a deluge
devoured by despair,
I struggle for breath, emptied of prayer…

With all strength depleted,
my body is weak,
in the consciousness of suffering,
its peace I seek…

Descending into journeys
of unraveled truth,
freed from attachments
in surrender
I conclude…

That I’m awoken by the crashing of unobstructed pain,
when flash-floods drown me
in bleak domains…

It’s under these waters,
that I see a faint glow,
and towards mercy, my spirit overflows…
Radiance dresses me
with benevolent care,
out of my body, I become aware…
of the courageous rescue
of my true self,
deep in dark oceans where the Divine dwells…



sunsetCandy floss streaks
smudge the skies
whimsical feelings realized… in twilight gatherings
that can’t be spoiled
buoyant breath colors the void 
and visions of loveliness
in endless trails of blushing tones…

the skies kissed goodnight
in a spectacular lullaby…