Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Twain Couplets After Rumi

Befilled with delight    thus God has created you
all free with no fright    thus God has created you

ascend to the utter height    of your deepest dream!
let chains and restraints be gone    like a wisp of steam


The Akashic Record [boomerang poem]

Whatever you write on water   remains on record
unless it dissolves in a wave   without a trace!

does the world appear to be   somebody's outsize placard?
yet what it proclaims   is a secret trove of grace

the Akasha unfolds   an infinite sheet of space!
a vehicle that   (unlike an old Ford or Packard)

can reflect every nuance of   Meher Baba's face
his name once penned   remains in eternal record


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Lessons Learned in Charm School [gnomic verses]

The charming are naturally likeable
the natural are likeably charming
the voice when it's low remains micable
while beautiful arms are disarming

who value authentic demeanor
will find their nostalgia grows keener
when faux authenticity nabs them
or genuine falsity jabs them

Saturday, November 9, 2013

November 9th Skype

Yo! Skype has just signaled a message
my father's birthday is today

it's in fact barely more than a year
since he quit our circadian realm

& no more is he likely to answer
any email or video- or phone-call

now alone the arcana of prayer
(so lo-tech!) might connect to his ear

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Alphabet Board [gnomic verse]

(or, a short history of tersity)

From telegram to tweet
    in seven easy stages
from leafy tree to sheet
    of erudition's pages
from avenue to street
    from jungli to cages
if nothing is complete?
    'tis said love is contagious

Sunday, November 3, 2013

"The problem with predictions" [gnomic verse]

The problem with predictions is    they do or don't come true
the problem with convictions is    they are or aren't sound
we live by predilections    on whose basis we pursue
a thousand routes of thinking    till some avenue is found