the rain teamed down
the earth opened.
thru the legs of the mother the seminal fluid of the father poured.
blessings showered and dripped into the forest
and we all filled up at the fountain of love.
I light a candle at the altar for the people of Palestine, for the people of Israel,
for the families
and I know not what to say.
I pray , I feel deeply.
as I do about earth and tree and turtle,
as I do about you.
I wish this was not so but it is
there is an insatiable machine of war that slices and dices with human lives
that rearranges the geography of place and leaves behind a chemical DUI poisonous nightmare to be suffered by generations to come.
if they come
if in our fury we don’t end it all now,
if we can not possibly stem the greed, the nationalistic pride, the my god is better than your god ‘dick’ kind of talking
what will be left seven generations from now?
if only a family can eat their breakfast without fear striking them.
some say the renaissance of love returns to planet earth in 2012
some say we are that love and if we are,
where is it hiding in those with war in their minds and when will they allow it to emerge, take them over and befriend it ???
the tip of the mullein bends sideways with the weight of water
the puddles hold and the roof water falls into the tank.
the day is cool and a cardy is needed
a break in the rain comes and the sun attempts to enter but the cloud is holding firm
even so the morning lightens and all things green shine with an ecstasy we would do well to emulate.
there is great thankfulness in my heart,
I eat my breakfast without fear
and when I watch the skies, it is because I am following the flight of the eagle,
and when I hear a loud bang, it is a tree returning to the earth to decompose and enrich life,
and when I drive to town there is no one with guns, no armoured tanks, no soldiers, no hostility.
it is as far as you can get from the streets of war.
the wind gathers strength now and sets the chimes ringing.
I am sitting on the verandah gazing,
literally watching the garden grow,
literally watching life explode into being as it is meant to do,
if only we human can get out of the way
if only we human could take up the offer to be co- creator instead of bully
then the world could be a better place for all.