By the light of the falls
I caught my breath, enthralled
When out of the flow there sprung
And hung a shimmering rainbow.
How moments flash with meaning.
The gifts that course like blessings.
And always the heart is leaning
Towards the source, caressing.
Season to season
The hungry soul fed by
We can only live in the moment
Forget past sorrows, dismiss ancient
Pains, look to tomorrow, smile.
Rise, dance, kiss your lover,
Create beauty, follow the sun.
Make love, sigh, revel in the wonder
Of it all. Now is now is now is now.
The past is a land of closed borders
Time to follow our natural orders.
The impulse burns bright, why crouch?
Stand tall, savour the music, the world
Alive with rich possibility, spinning,
A globe of gladness waiting to be caught.
We can only live in the moment,
For death’s date is coiled like a snake.
The strike can arrive anytime, unexpected,
Expected, a sudden surprise, a lingering
Event. So live the life you want, let your
Senses unfurl, a glorious canvas absorbing
New memories, the tenderness of touch, Secrets unlocked. Dance through the sorrow,
Unshed your baggage, travel light, walk
Onwards into a future, blossoming,
Time is so precious. Waste
It at your peril. Moments
Vanish in the blink of an eye.
Fly with the wind, love’s wings
Ring and ring. While we make
Sweet music, fragrance swells.
Bound by joyous fidelity,
Happy mingling incarnate.
A butterfly crossed my path today,
Fragile simplicity on the loop.
An everyday miracle, some might say,
Nothing else of import occurred.
Just this moment of brilliance,
Given weight in the dancing light,
To keep terror’s sharp lance at bay.
Minutes, hours pass
Reverence crystallised –
I look outside
And watch people
In the thick of life,
Feeding ravenous birds,
Alive in the moment.
Like a welcome pool.
In it I plunge,
Hungry for you.