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Monday, November 30, 2015

La vie en rose





La vie en rose

Hold me close and hold me fast
The magic spell you cast
This is la vie en rose

When you kiss me heaven sighs
And tho I close my eyes
I see la vie en rose

When you press me to your heart
I'm in a world apart
A world where roses bloom

And when you speak...angels sing from above
Everyday words seem...to turn into love songs

Give your heart and soul to me
And life will always be
La vie en rose



© Hold me close and hold me fast. Give your heart and soul to me.
And life will always be.
nada

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Self Portrait






It doesn't interest me if there is one God
or many gods.
I want to know if you belong or feel
abandoned.
If you know despair or can see it in others.
I want to know
if you are prepared to live in the world
with its harsh need
to change you. If you can look back
with firm eyes
saying this is where I stand. I want to know
if you know
how to melt into that fierce heat of living
falling toward
the center of your longing. I want to know
if you are willing
to live, day by day, with the consequence of love
and the bitter
unwanted passion of your sure defeat.


I have heard, in that fierce embrace, even
the gods speak of God.



-- David Whyte
from Fire in the Earth
©1992 Many Rivers Press

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Autumn






             autumn departs

                                           
                                                   yet something holds promise
                                                                                          
                                                                         
                                                                                                    green tangerines


Haiku Basho