Sunday, June 27, 2010

Farne Paradise

On this wind swept rocky outcrop
Sts Cuthbert and Aidan
withdrew to
solitary contemplation
of that other world

that monkly island
was too racy and fast
for the contemplative
mind situated as it was
on a beach nestled against
the cold tit of the North Sea

A 16 acre island
home of many a
shipwrecked soul
became the portal
of heaven to
the retiring saints
of God.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Dieters Spiritual Dream

Inside I feel like
Death warmed up
as Satan, the fatties sage
tells me to eat myself
to destruction

But the bright soldiers
of India lead me to life
to self control
to the figure of
a swami, soulful
Wrapped in saffron
cotton robes.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Curious Poet

A poet needs to be curious, interested and engaged with life. it is our curiosity that leads us to the subject of our poems. I like the quote below:

One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else. - Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Advice for Depressives

When you feel down
Stand in front of the
Mirror and fake a

Keep the false smile
and say

The genuine
smile will
and the
clouds will

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Moodling Around

So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering. - Brenda Ueland [via IQuote for iPhone]

I think the same can be said of poetry.