Posts Tagged Spiritual

Heat

 

There’s too much sunlight.
The sky’s too deep blue.
Air sits still and glutinous
and the birds have gone quiet.

Passing tourists are briefly loud though.
Towels worn like cloaks and
obligatory American baseball caps.
Their swearing spoils my contemplation

of the pale blue painted beams
of my ceiling. Cracked old powdery paint.
The tourists pass and that barking dog
and buzzing hedge trimmer

also fade to far away abstractions.
In this extended space I swap the universe
for a calmer place where sounds are
distant and soothing sleep creeps over me
like hot fog.

 

 

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Cognisance

 

If you were without cognisance of
or involvement in the human world,
but were aware of the wonders of the universe,

then you would be a supreme being.

 

If you were a supreme being
who’s existence depended upon
the cognisance of humans,

then you would be a contradiction in terms.

 

 

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Beauty

 

The essence of all is consistent.

What adds difference
and lifts the plain to shining peaks
or reduces it to valleys dark

are qualities.

 

Beauty stands proud

as the mediator that defines mediocrity

and all that is foul and all that inspires

and all that gives life value.

 

It slows our time

and distracts the mind and the eye

and causes the soul to cry

and to laugh and to ponder.

 

If beauty be science

and the grandiosity of knowing.

Or the pause that knowing gives to observation.

And the gentle confusion that then arises.

 

That response we have

to a mere curve

or to a change that’s different.

Or some shift in balance between weights

that has some hidden mathematical rhythm,

or some subtlety that knows

real wisdom and causes us to falter.

 

Some subtle insight that speaks

of an embellishment to our view

and which stands just slightly out of reach.

That soothes our heart

as might the passing glimpse

of a friend who smiles

but who we don’t know.

 

 

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