Wednesday, October 1, 2014

clueless in paradise [gatha]


Being so simple   I'm easily astonished
being so clueless   I'm handily beguiled
in my defense   (as scriptures have admonished)
paradise comes   when you become a child

Friday, September 26, 2014

Sunrise Ceremony [sonnet]


What if I should write a quaint poem worthy of you?
would the world survive the astonishment of its lines?

what if each unpredicted phrase shone deep & true
would you instantly grasp what heart flirts in its signs?
 

O but what should the poem declare? might it extoll
how pure happiness in the curve your smile resides?
ought the verse proceed to bewail your injured toe?
might it recollect the gentle wash of Malibu tides?

say we dawdle beside a salt wave that astounds us

can our words nab the exactitude of its grace?
when a universe boasting cotton clouds surrounds us
& in this world what if I glimpse the ravishing face

of a love whom I can address in inadequate lines?
the benighted soul for such perfect poetry pines

Saturday, September 20, 2014

maloom  [rubai]


If maybe I am the friend of you 
I'll maybe descry no end of you
if maybe yours be mine own hid heart 
how many the ways I'll wend of you!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

"The Honeybee's Love"  [rubai]


Since life in the world is a worrisome thing    at times
the path to the friend has a definite ring    at times
where the pith of existence manifests    in duality
the honeybee's love has a definite sting    at times

Saturday, August 16, 2014

"Black cat in a coal bin"  [rubai]


Black cat in a coal bin    in a cave at night!
Can't say how your eyes gleam     with a trace of light!

Blindness is endemic     to the world at large!
Maya though systemic     is dispelled by sight!