River Song

Tonight we sleep under velvet skies As we count the days since the caravans have departed in winter’s wakeI find the beloved in a hundred murid imagesThe clues hiding deep in these crossed roads of a poet’s second-hand notebook. For those of us left behind to finish with this wayward strollThe milkiest way is full […]

Vishnu’s Dream

Once upon a dream in a time not long ago while sailing the dark silent sea in the vicinity of the constellation Crux which harbors the Southern Cross, our pilgrim found himself immersed in unwritten words, wordless readings, and silent teachings, for he now understood that nature is the true teacher in all of our […]

In A Dark Wood…Shunngmanitu Thanka

The Lakota say that it is not uncommon To hear something calling your name In the stillness of a dark moonless night. This is ‘shungmanitu thanka‘, the Great Wolf. One night our pilgrim found himself walking deep in a dark wood; overhead a new moon disguised as its shadow self-juxtaposed to an array of stars, […]

Ogleo

Ogleo peaked through the crack of his bedroom door. He heard his mother’s door to her bedroom close for the night and the faint click of the light switch turn off. He stepped out into the hall, flashlight in hand and proceeded on his nightly ritual to his father’s great library occasionally shocking himself from […]

///////////////////There Was To Be A Wedding

“Go on and break you crazy heart” -Hank Williams  It seems like ages since I lived this one particular life and year after year it grew a little fainter leveling parts of my soul in total darkness. But always with lessons in tow,  This should have been a day of joy and happiness… a celebration; […]

Echoes From The Eye Of The Storm

It is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the […]

Pilgrim

 To be wild is not to be crazy or psychotic. True wildness is a love of nature, a delight in silence, a voice free to say spontaneous things, and an exuberant curiosity in the face of the unknown. -Robert Bly It came to pass on this day, that the wild man who created such havoc […]

Morning Dew

The setting sun seemed to linger for one last glimpse over the horizon. In his solitude, looking out toward the hemisphere our Pilgrim could see the two brightest stars of Orion along the celestial equator, Rigel, and Betelgeuse. The expanse of open sky looked as though it contained every constellation in existence, lassoed and corralled […]