Archive for the ‘aging’ Category

Beauty isn’t Beautiful

June 16, 2015



The most beautiful things

Ain’t pretty to behold

Beauty’s within and sings

“Grand Humanity’s Fold”

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My Reality

May 8, 2015



My Reality is so beautiful

I record because I’m dutiful

Special Delivery

March 22, 2015



Winter’s Filthy Finish

March 13, 2015

Sometime in April under some black crust

This winter’s last filthy snow’ll liquidate 

Spring’s flowers will obscure a world at rust

At snow’s death & decay we’ll celebrate

Powerlessness

August 17, 2012

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44. I wrote for an hour/
Twenty small poems on life/
A keystroke lost them/
#haiku

45. Then I spent an hour/
In the dark woods of Apple/
Fruitlessly trying/
#haiku

46. I am heartbroken/
I lost some of my poems/
And I’m powerless/
#haiku

47. Powerless over/
Things others can simply do/
Makes me feel so weak/
#haiku

Fire Island Day Thirty One (last morning)

July 31, 2012

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10. Vacation’s last day/
Clouds line Eastern horizon:/
Blue skies otherwise/
#haiku

11. Sadness at leaving/
Hides excitement for starting/
The next part of life/
#haiku

12. Tomorrow’s sunrise/
Will observe me at my home/
Thinking of my life/
#haiku

13. Sunrises’ beauty/
Requires human observers/
People make beauty/
#haiku

Fire Island Day 30

July 30, 2012

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1. Sitting on the shore/
Molding sand into castles/
Hope flowing like waves/
#haiku

2. Nonetheless knowing/
Our human activities/
Are temporary/
#haiku

3. What counts is action/
Never the final outcome/
Life is made doing/
#haiku

4. In simple actions/
Existence is completed/
One soul at a time/
#haiku

5. Create your person/
In behavior &actions/
Thoughtful & thoughtless/
#haiku

6. Performing actions/
Without concern for reward/
Should keep your soul full/
#haiku

7. Enjoy your today:/
Create your best performance/
You are only now/
#haiku

8. We exist right now/
Not in some perfect future/
Enjoy this moment/
#haiku

9. Enjoy this instant/
It’s the minute particle/
Which composes life/
#haiku

Fire Island Day 23

July 23, 2012

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49. Low tide exposes/
Edges of the Earth Un-used/
‘Cept on occasion/
#haiku

50. The water recedes/
Exposing the underused/
Liminal spaces/
#haiku

51. Land we share with sea/
Under appreciated/
Is under-valued/
#haiku

52. The fecund ocean/
Garlands ev’rything with slime/
To mark her borders/
#haiku

53. The sandy beaches/
Ever changing before surf/
Avoid the sliming/
#haiku

7/23/12

54a. Low tide exposes/
Powerlessness before G_d/
Land not exploited/
#haiku

54b. Low tide exposes/
Powerlessness ere nature/
Land not exploited/
#haiku

54c. Low tide exposes/
Powerlessness ere nature/
We can’t stop the tide/
#haiku

Fire Island Day Nineteen

July 19, 2012

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(On My Children)
1a. Children are Growing/
Ev’ry instant of their lives:/
Observe carefully/
#haiku

1b. Observe carefully:/
Ev’ry instant of their lives/
Children are Growing/
#haiku

A. Minor daily change/
Transforms children to people*/
But keeps their essence/
#haiku *adults

B. growth is eternal/
Occurring while you’re looking/
(& when you look off)/
#haiku

2. Kids evaporate:/
A haze of human hormones/
The whirlwind of growth/
#haiku

3. They become adults/
In identical versions/
Of their childhood wills/
#haiku

4. In their firm beauty/
The vulnerable child lives/
Hidden by Ego/
#haiku

5. The juvenile traits/
Now adult preferences/
Define who they are/
#haiku

6a. Parents only watch/
Beautiful flowers blooming/
Planted in their births/
#haiku

6b. Parents only watch/
Beautiful flowers blooming/
Planted in childhood/
#haiku

7. We are but the soil/
Our children are enriched by/
They must reach higher/
#haiku

8. As I witness growth/
I lament all the growth missed:/
Forgiving myself/
#haiku

9. As their ships depart/
Sailing away happily/
I celebrate loss/
#haiku

10. Without sacrifice/
There can be no creation/
We grow from our loss/
#haiku

11. Tremendous lives start/
With submissive surrender/
Because the world’s good*/
#haiku *G_d ?

12. I watch my kids grow/
Knowing I am just their start/
& they are perfect/
#haiku