Poems from meditation and forest bathing walks

3/25/19  

One woman sitting   

on a bench   

the earth rises up  

 filling her   

trees bend over  

whispering  

the winding creek   

flows through her  

forever  

forever opening her heart  

infinitely


4/8

Streams of light   

 flow from the heavens 

metabolizing   

leaves drink in the light  

I drink in the light feeding   

trunks and bodies rooting  

into the dark moist earth   

feeding mycelium  

spreading  

connecting  

into one huge living being.


Reality

It’s like the Mueller report.  

What’s behind the veil?      

Fed an alternative reality,    

Can we allow ourselves to dive deeper,  

seek the truth,  

be OK when the blinders are off   

in the fullness of the bright light  

of what is really real?


4/12/19

I want to be a present participle not a noun

Don’t put me in a box   

and stare at me  

Help!  No!

I want to be 

moving, 

dancing,   

smelling,  

embracing, 

engaging,  

tasting, 

loving,       

opening,     

living,   

being……


5/6

Like making my bed in the morning  

I fluff up the light within   

with breath    

opening to more and more light   

insides turn golden    

sweeping out yesterday’s crumbs  

for more space       

Then it begins to roll  

 open

  

 porous 

 

no boundaries

   

no differentiation 


just light   

heart centered light.


The breath stops  


mouth hangs open.   


Diving deeper   

molten center of being    

no longer personal   


words have no power  


only energy….


5/20/19

gliding globe of brilliant  

luminous light  

slips slowly silently   

through early evening darkness


slowly I too slip silently  

through luminous darkness   

glowing globe of brilliant light  

joining   

traveling through space   

released from time and weight  

the space station   

and I   

and others   

create a new mysterious reality.


5/20/19

Letting go of expectations  

of pushing reality   

striving for excellence   

or perfect form

  

just being  

full of presence  


why is it so hard  

when it’s so full of love?   


life’s distractions  

so powerful 

 why?   


when the light calls us   

to such beauty.


6/24

Meditation

I am oh so clever   

at bringing myself back  

to a very busy creative mind.


But


Stillness looms  

just the other side of the hedgerow.   

I want that.


Being  

Presence 

Light  

Heart expanding   

Embracing.


Simple. 

As the Sun rises   

spheres of dew   

enlighten me too   

connecting.


I am a sphere of dew    

enlightened   

by the Sun rising.


I am a sphere of dew  

Resting  on a blade of grass   

Glowing.


Like the stars  

in the heavens    

on a clear night   

Resting    

on the ethers of heaven.


6/24

Indra’s Net

Dew sparkling    

in first light   

on a million blades of grass


Stars illuminated   

by heavenly light   

held in Indra’s net    

each of us glowing  

in the village of    

Life and Light   

as One Being.

 

8/25/19

Gray bottomed boats  

Gray bottomed boats   

float by   

on an everlasting blue sea  

billowing white sails set for West. 


From below I call out,  

“Let down your heavy load.   

We’re dryer than an old forgotten bone.  

Have pity   

the green world below   

turns brown.”


9/16/19

Forest Bathing 

Rooted deeply in moist fecund earth  

dark loamy life 

touching  

connecting 

supporting


Drawing in deep heart breaths    

of dark luminous light  

expanding 

connecting   

loving


Stretching upward to golden light rays   

scooping them up  

absorbing  

connecting  

becoming


Drawing deep into the heart  

breaths of silence   

expanding  

loving  

dissolving   

into a drunken forest bliss.


The Great Perfection

Letting go of achievement   

of striving    

pushing  

working hard at it


Breathing  

Opening  

Loving  

Expanding  

Living  

into Light


The Way

Open the door   

and words come tumbling out.


Open the door  

and heart opens 360 degrees.


Open the door   

and luminous light flows in.


How magnificent!  

What are we waiting for?


9/22/19

Swimming in the Living Being of the Forest

A sea of air   

 of gravitational weightedness.    

A sea of green  

a multitude of sounds, textures, smells.  

A sea of energy and life    

beauty filled  

connecting    

thriving    

above, below   

360 degrees all around   

from the heart.   

Many strands on an immense intricate web   

mutually supporting   

experiencing life.


9/23/19

The Day of Perfect Balance


As the heart fires up   

expanding  

exploding   

loving without discretion.    

Inside outside   

recognized as one   

All swimming in sweet life   

morphing into death  

and back again   

in loving silence.


9/18/19

Thick sea of being 

surrounding   

engulfing    

moving through us   

joining lovingly 

singing  

sighing  

fluttering  

rooting us   

into the full formed web of life.


9/30/19

Mind wanders through primordial soup   

footfalls extend below the earth  

crown touches the sky   

energy and light and heart   

move through space  

open and dense  

light and dark  

thick and soft  

porous  

wandering and focused   

informing awareness.


Wind pushes against body   

says “I’m here.”  

Light flows down through the trees   

illuminating everything.   

Earth holds us lovingly to her body   

giving just enough freedom to move.   

Heart spreads out a net of love   

connecting all.  

Answering the call.  

“You are home.”


10/4

blown hard  

old trees fall  

roots tipped up   

bodies resting one on another  

for strength  

for comfort   

for companionship   

gradually becoming  

over a long time   

earth again


born of earth   

fed and feeding  

giving and receiving   

living and dying  

transforming  

to be part of birth again

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