“Someone has written
something new
in the ashes of your life.”
― David Whyte

sacred fire

Dead trees wave
in remembrance of pain,
burnt out embers
starkly remain…
assuming a descent onto dark earth
brittle branches crack
coveting rebirth…

if resonance still lingers
of ailing limbs
where vitality withers,
and crashing and burning
to ashen gloom,
the kind earth receives grief
into her




“One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen compassionately and creatively to the hidden silences. Often secrets are not revealed in words, they lie concealed in the silence between the words or in the depth of what is unsayable between two people.”
― John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom


In gestures of friendship affinity moves,
with kind companions
our wounds are soothed,
and camaraderie leaves invisible bonds
grace interweaved,
the heart responds…

To dwell in truth and promised reflection,
to thrive in faith,
with authentic connection…

Kindred spirits come fly to me
join the dance
join the reverie,
speak out your journey,
spill out your song,
let us be confidants, and forever belong…

She danced and danced…

“Life is short. Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly”
― Paulo Coelho
she danced and danced

she danced
and danced
to free the pain,
that concealed the hurt
of a deadly strain,
and surrender
splashed into wonderment,
she drank
and drank
to the accompaniment
of love
and mercy
and forgiving views,
in her desperation
she was



An Unremarkable Life

“Life is lived in the moments of simplicity!”
― Avijeet Das

unremarkable life

Sitting in the doldrums of an unremarkable life,
my hero,
my dog
and my guide…
The weather was shuddering,
the wind howled,
unable to think deeply
anything profound…

Frantically dreaming
of a cruise
at sea,
as bourgeoisie…

Drinking tea from Mother’s
bone China cups,
seeking contentment,
no need for fuss…

my hero,
my dog,
and my guide,
just breathing out
carbon dioxide…