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MM 23–Broken Railings

MM 23–Broken Railings

While entering a place of meditation placed high up in a Sikh temple, I felt a wobble in my soul. Here is a description of it. something of staff or stick of cane or walker that help us wobble past Broken Railings ascent descent while striving up to the illusive god of power and I … Continue reading

MM 22–White Raven’s Shadow

MM 22–White Raven’s Shadow

Standing on the High Park Labyrinth in Toronto, the Labyrinth lit with candles celebrating hibernating bees, all of us shivering in the great shadow of our indigenous neighbours, we are taught Great Spirit Find Me. And in the candle light I hear a raven, and I see it white–a true blending of the spirits that … Continue reading

MM#18–Statue of the Unknown Woman

MM#18–Statue of the Unknown Woman

MM#18: Statue of the Unknown Woman Scantly covered by the tatters she calls her wardrobe her astonished soul hovers over her statue that is stained by passing furtive glances. Could we exchange swords for the unbroken stem of this lily, lift once more clear eyes to her gaze of curious amazement? In mystery we prepare … Continue reading

MM #15–Wandering Truth

MM #15–Wandering Truth

Wandering Truth, Moon Musing #15, December 2016 Truth One of the wanderers in a field strewn with poppies covering the forgotten gods. Truth A wanderer unequal to the task burying ragged roots like messengers from the tangled deep. The Earth is your shroud carefully woven the crafted bulk of clay become a jug and I … Continue reading

Moon Musings #14–The Waking Poets

Moon Musings #14–The Waking Poets

Joining with friends in a glorious leaf-lit walk on the High Park Labyrinth in Toronto, a certain move toward waking touched my poet’s heart. This waking began with a rustling of autumn leaves, a lavish Sun drawing Mercurial speech, a hard look at structures of modernity that may no longer be useful. With a new … Continue reading

MM#12–Refuge

MM#12–Refuge

Watching the planets as they roam the sky in winter I am struck not only by their separation but by their interaction. We have just passed through the last square between Pluto and Uranus, biting energies that penetrate deep into our souls. For a time I felt like a wrecked ship on a stormy beach, … Continue reading

MM #8–Saving Sand-Prints on the Shore

MM #8–Saving Sand-Prints on the Shore

The flavour of this poem surprised me. In the gentle month of August I found myself confronted by forces beyond my control urging upon me a new truth, one that does not argue with the old. Visiting the West Coast with my son, we walked the California Pacific shoreline feeling both the power and the … Continue reading

MM #7–Tarot Summer Tale

MM #7–Tarot Summer Tale

This is a summer tale of blossom, bees grafting excellence into the wild, a swan’s nest and where a forked branch falls into the hands of a child. Click on the “Tarot Summer Tale” below and take a listen:           {Image from a graffiti on the underpass, The Queensway & Parkside … Continue reading

MM 2014 #6: From Shrine to Temple Flame

MM 2014 #6: From Shrine to Temple Flame

“If we do not change our direction, we will end up where we are headed.” (K’ung-Fu-tsu—Confucius) Working with energies that lured us into this world, and those that will accompany us as we depart this life, it seems that if we are to not endlessly repeat our family, tribal, national tugs of war, we must … Continue reading