Friday, December 30, 2011

late year early mornings

been out
double robed against the cold
coffee is good and hot

temple dog runs inside
settles in by the stove


just a few blanket rumbles
in the halls above

Friday, December 23, 2011

Tired Monk Saints

oh these rugged saints...

the Irish one - a pugilistic pastor
somehow tough and tender   

the dread locked demon wrestler
guitar wielding evoker of tears

the beautiful one
who calls prayer "fun"

the multitude
of IAWAH angels

all of them from paramedics to x-ray techs
even the revolutionaries

God Bless 'em all.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

the office

tonsured head bows...

to oft neglected
this office of prayer

a monk's duty awaits
a focus on the creator
in this time of veneration
to the created

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tired Monk - one More Game

down deep
and dusty

jumbled hockey gear piles

the tired monk
repairs and pairs socks, pads, gloves

one more game


Sorry for sounding so weary; I'm actually excited...cautiously hit the ice after a two year retirement.  One more game versus my 10 year old son.  Parents vs Kids. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

the Tired Monk's City - Night


black city snow flies
settles in
cast in blue lights


the Tired Monk
slips through drifts
walking stick steadies
a clearing...
stars and distant city lights

the Tired Monk's City

light fades
day in the city ends
the tired monk locks
the broken glass monastery
slow traffic trek home
back to the temple

Another Blog on "the City" - No Small Town Bring Down

Friday, December 2, 2011

a little more snow

slow winter morning coffee walk
a bit of bliss really
new snow clings to old spider webs
the temple dog shivers...shakes
inside Johnny Cash sings of Christmas

Thursday, December 1, 2011

a Tired Monk Discourse: Soul Whispers

some talk of love
the old tired monk
talks of letting and listening

novices gather:


let each

soul whisper

be heard