The Shrike

Poetry: The Shrike

I search the glade for a sign

but they have strayed beyond its course

their rigid limbs stroke skies divine

and headlong mine touch earth by force

The husk and cone the needle, bark

no organs hold that wood impress

such dreams as animate the lark

reminding spring to confess.

Now winter widows all but weed

and starves the cries of fiscal shrike

boots trample fragile chestnut seed

and fronds succumb to frosts hard strike

Trees gaze toward the longed-for spring

transfixed their roots in earthly bliss

tho in life’s wood snared we sing

the fire of faith it’s the love we miss.

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Drink Up

Poetry: Drink Up

by Liam

That cup of yesterday has been drunk

Everything including the dregs gone

Digested,excreted and wrought

Take the goblet of now

Both hands cherishing it’s beauty

To my lips taste the sweet wine of life

Each nuance, each sense drunk with joy

Dancing with the glory of today.

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Mystery of Love

Poetry: Mystery of Love

by Liam

Experience love in such a way that it frees you from connection

Words leave me like the smoke from a flame

For as the fire purifies its existence

This energy, holding the fabric of reality together

Flows again to the ocean from whence it came

That else where, is where we also go

When we fly free within loves mystery.

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