ethereal tree

ethereal tree in the forrest cathedral
shimmer winsome bird wing
crisp Autumn air bring slim stem
blue azure grass capture frost
the cost of losing you
lost in the shadows
rain like tears dripping droplets on branches
strip the evening mottled leaf
that fill the ground with grief
creature stir black fur buries to ashes
shadow of a darker moon cry to sea
waves crash bluer
i never meant to hurt the wonder
it was a wonderful summer
salt in the wound plunder put the mood asunder
fire brimstone thunder
upset depth deep dark sorrow
forgive an ancient debt
that may free us from regret tomorrow.

Enders of the east

hibiscus sweet sugary dark bark
no worry tender twig upon the heart
dug deep into mineral floor the flora
decades steep in soil root mute curl coil
in a land as loyal enders of the east
receive the royal Golden Pear and Goldberg bagel feast
all the spoils are anointed
by the romantic Atlantic
castaway long summer sway trees warm wind skim shore
pack trunk dump junk
leave the bible in the drawer
fold clothes from the dryer
hot as if they were on fire
by the Sound and telephone wire
we are all famous in the Hamptons
liable to listen to Lionel train his quartet
in a most blue moody moon-set
dance to the stereo
strangers well meant amusement
soon the snow and ice will trickle the pipes sacrifice
summer ’18 fill a memory
augment autumn upon us author autonomy
search the birch for parchment
as we did in Larchmont
leave every leaf in place
beguiled thoughts to file
rile denial look my way your smile christen day
wild child please don’t turn away
fate is late thank God for time
that has us pray for yours and mine.

i guess

clamor to the glamor of the dawn
listen to the bluebirds song
continue on
may God bless
where nothing’s wrong

i guess
rest is best
to quell the fallen fell
as fellows tell
chime in the bell will ring
a melodic hypnotic spell
that only time will tell
that give and take
the dwelling of mistake
identity of late for greater sake

forsaken shaken sky
thunder in the wonder of an eye
plunder the summer of joy
fall careen with color seen
by all the fear we mutter more

winter shutter cloudy rowdy days
in waves rough and cold and gray
make room for holiday
nestled in content
i love you more than i have wept
and catch the dream i’ve kept.

blow wind blow

blind wind blow snow pack punch timid time reject be gone leave eave the roost farewell warmth’s habitual memory static fantastic temperature plunge redundant duties done to sleep in shadow shade
fade a sinking sun
bliss kiss the risk of mist revert redeem
the evergreen hid amid a sleeve of sheen

angels frozen to the wing crackle to the fired wick quick as moths to a flame as do i to hear your name sweet refrain branch upon window pane fields wheat as sweet as grain flourish across the dewy plain in sunshine and in rain

whistle of a train rail through hill and dale
moonlight bright or pale blue sky and windy gale i feel for the ones i fail from my
powerless jail

time capsize my mind the need to be as free tender as a tree restless as the sea
when i was young and 23.

death a part of life

death a part of life
the final curtain
a role well played
that we should come to this
forever and a day
i look to you
my light in shining powers
awestruck the final hours
a forest for the flowers
tears wept for every living soul
upon the soil of toil
moon and stars the sun
wrapped in silver foil
wind call out to the sea
ocean midnight blue
from deepest depth the heart
as ever true
stream rivers sudden fish
a golden hue
red and yellow snapper
snapper blues
misbegotten ocean bottom floor
i feel i know in letting go
you love me more.

sand water sky

sand water sky

moon ebb flow
tide caress
sway shy shore
remorseful gray day

coyote prey morsel
snake venomous torment
blacks blues red fish
swim green sea

dawn break into song wind unwind warm
winter blast long last
sky overwhelm sea with tears
black spider fear red lizard
cat lick blizzard
exclaim mix rain
capture coast in paint
buoyant boats bob like ghosts clairvoyant
burnt sand burnish clam
knotty pine rhyme
branch bent to bear sea brine

bird bay sea foam sand
red flag red nun black can

stars sky starling fly
cloud encore thunder clap
snow fall winter brawl sun withdraw
schooner sooner sail flap
undertow flow lap.

wind blows

wind blows
shelter in the hollow of a tree
embark cold
never get to the root
fruit too hard to swallow
swallows in a tree
small against the leaves
fall to earth tremble breath
night mask a need
fly away to the sea
waves crash
alone to face eternity
your voice a sacred memory
the tide is low the beaches empty
without a word of empathy
embarrassed lethargy
turn thought to loss of levity
I turn to you in summer
I ask you for serenity
to save me from my world
coming to an end
I need you my dear friend
and never as an enemy
your guidance exemplary
a star on my horizon
as gifted as a wiseman
thank you for the kindness of years
I keep you in my heart that fill with tears.

in wake of ocean depth blue sky

in wake of ocean depth blue sky
upon water cry tears of rain from heaven
the benevolent good stood to understand an understated favor fated by the greater sweeping of His hand-elated beaming moon lit night stars bright kiss the dark, invite the dawn to come along in swirling storm a surly sea born the fathoms sanctity-the sun subdued a grayest hue replaces you but black and cloudy doubtful day recede to grieve the bay, it seem time lost in rhyme stir the spray-undercurrents play overtures the pounding surf suck the surface of turf hurl a world away, seagull dive to stay alive finding fish that way, fly distant reaches geese go in a row to warmer beaches-above the horizon shining in moon glow shimmer golden
glimmer snow in winter.


innocence may a sin
spring carol in the wind
blessed the heart may sing
give us this yearling linger
hearts and flowers bring
yearning nor the nought
Angel wing
upon the Heath reason wreck
the churlish golden ring
support the beam
of moon and dream
tiring refrain
to end the war before the thaw
come winter once again.

heart of sea – for Deepthi

star above earth below stormy night heart of sea
beauty bound tremor found as she

embark green stem
leaves surrender september

barren tree lay bare
in the unseen twilight

the moon unassume
move an ocean wave
half full-cool looming
in time to bind

crystal clear ocean air
random mellow fair
harbor hail
boat of mast and sail
along frail coastal freedom

light the day perfect in a rose
enable those rare memories
in everything you choose
revel in the heart and mind

fresh flowers cut from the garden
a loved one deep as grace embrace
feel the love receive gently
call twilight never break

starlight comfort you
wind hug you tenderly
take away your fear
the sunset in the west
moon ascend.