Wednesday, May 26, 2021


turns out every prayer
is answered
yes - no - later
no quick conduit to God
even monks have to wait

lately I've rounded out
and aged into the time
of seeing old prayers answered
yeah - dusty  - almost forgotten,
but answered all the same

is the miracle

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

a monk's list


monk robes cinched up
for work
sweeping  - a typical monk duty
brewing - (more coffee than tea these days)
lessons, poems, prayers
dawn devotions done
the guitar pulled out
to play a new song.


thick flat carpenter's pencil
stuck up under the brim
of a gifted baseball hat
marking out lines - 
crossing duties off the list

Monday, May 10, 2021

Love the Poets

sure there is always guru Gord 
then there is the younger ones...

John -  a master of sorrow
he'll break your heart sweetly

Benjamin - a young teacher from the hills:
there's nothing learned from resentment

Charlie - the man that time forgot

Colter - he's writing songs 
after a hard day ranching

keep the poems coming
all you poets
all you poets everywhere