In celebration of my 65th birthday in October, I’m going to post a couple of poems – given that I still want to be a poet when I grow up. Also in October, to celebrate getting Social Security Retirement, I’m going to be more social than usual for a dyed-in-the-wool introvert.
I will be giving a public reading entitled WHERE THE LIGHT ENTERS: SPIRITUAL POETRY FROM EASTERN AND WESTERN TRADITIONS — with a few of my own poems on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. (Central Time) at the Moon Lake Community Library, located at 5866 E River Road in Mentone, Ala. 35984 (256-634-4113). I hope you all will come from the East and West Coasts, or at least the same county, to hear it.
I also hope the library attendees, and my readers here, will like the poems.
Following, you will find “Asking the Important Questions” – Part I.
I’ll go back to my more helpful posts next time.
Thanks for your support.
ASKING THE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS
I asked the mountains
So what do I do now?
“Sit down, be silent and
Wait like I have for a thousand years.”
I looked to the sled dog at my feet.
“And you? Anything to contribute?”
“Learn to pull something
Ten times your own weight.”
I stared at the chess board,
“Sometimes the king is the first to go.”
And the novels on my shelf,
“Love has no clean-cut beginning, middle, or end.”
So I turned to the poet who said,
“Once you have loved someone
You will always love them and
All you can do is say, ‘amen.’”