The timekeeper

Come in and sat

Take the practice slowly

Not to worry

I will watch it all


I will watch the time

I will watch your pose

I will remember to bring you back

I will listen for the chime


The chime from the mother

Ringing inĀ  my head

I will wait for it

And let you know when


You can just breathe there

Be there in peace

With nothing to worry over

I will watch the time

We need a world of peace

We need a world of peace

Of connection

Of understanding that

We are one


We need a world of love

Where people reach out

To one another

With full and open hearts


Everybody must be taught

To acknowledge the differences

Release the sufering

Accept life deeply


We need God’s love

Open your heart

Feel it here now

Full of healing light


We have the capacity

For this love and light filled world

Surround us in the light

Fill this world with peace.


Boston, April 15, 2012.

Waiting for Spring

Long cold winter

snow, ice, rain , wind, sleet

Move into mud, thick and sticky

Gray skies


Where has the sun gone

Somewhere there is green

Elsewhere there are flowers

Not here


A small green shoot pushes up

From the dark cold ground

A force stronger, immense

Stronger then me


Then another and another

Pushing skyward

Moving boundaries

Landscape changing


Moving toward heaven

Reaching for sunlight

The flower emerges

Blossoms into Spring

Eagle or

I thought it was an eagle

At first

Grandly flying by

Oh, wait …


Look harder now

See what I can see

Maybe it’s just a gull

Betraying of my eyes


Breathe and notice

The river gone out to sea

The blue, blue sky

The fading of the day


She flies by again

Graceful and giant

Huge wing span

Oh, Osprey


So clear now

And I can let go

Let go of desire for eagle

And embrace the osprey


Stand tall, like a mountain.

Be the mountain, unmovable, solid granite, always there from beginning to end.

Be the mountain, supporting the trees and holding people on their path upward.


Stand tall against wind, rain, snow, blazing sun.

Stand tall against change, fear, anxiety, depression.

Be the mountain, feel your strength.

Feel your strength that always was and always will be.

Feel your strength as you stand still and rock solid, alone.


Be the mountain, the always was and always will be.