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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Where Are You?


In the florid, sanguine bloom
Of dawn’s first blush
When wonder awakens
In sacred, silent hush

A lotus blossom
Floating
Serenely
Undisturbed
Untroubled
On the clear, halcyon surface of
A sapphire sea

Gently unfolds it’s petals
In efflorescent grace

And a still, small voice
whispers —


“Where are you?"


-- Mac, 2015 


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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Little Larrikin


Little larrikin with a quixotic legerity 
And a prodigal tongue that stings so acrimoniously

“Dude, I’m so fuckin’ complicated. 
Someone like you’d never understand!”

she snipes with adolescent irascibility 
When anyone asks of her vagarious peculiarities 
Though her eyes belie a childlike vulnerability 
Timorously hidden in the shadows of obscurity 
Crying to be free from the tyranny of 

egoic 

ambiguity.

Selah.

-- Mac, 2015

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Vis à Vis



Belief arises from the sandy sediment of the intellectual mind 
Faith is rooted in the fertile soil of the heart mind 

Belief is mercurial and capricious 
Faith is relentlessly, heroically courageous 

Belief doggedly demands and defends 
Faith humbly, willingly condescends 

Belief adjures justification 
Faith requires no elucidation 

Belief gives rise to the illusion of certainty 
Faith begets detached tenacity 

Belief demands absolute conformity 
Faith rejoices at the table of sodality 

Belief is blinded by somatic banality 
Faith sees the Reality beyond reality 

Belief is vagarious as the shifting sands 
Faith abidingly, ardently withstands 

The arduous afflictions 

The trials of time 

Forever 

Constant 

Rooted 

In the tender ministrations of Love — 

The Gardener 

Who faithfully cultivates the fertile soil 

Plants the seed 

Deep 

Within the human heart-mind 

From which springs 

In due season — 

Abundant 

Life 


— Mac 2015 

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Light


The light of your beauteous, beamish countenance

Illuminates

Intenerates

The stark, sombre hinterlands of the heart
Like the vestigial, variegated rays of dawn’s first kiss —

Unveiling the gloom of night's spectral gloaming —
Reflecting and refracting gaily

In the May morning dew

-- Mac, 2015

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

An Unlikely Mentor


I stooped down one day
To clean up after the dog
And then it struck me
Like the odious fetor
Arising from that steaming pile
That everything was shit

Such is the nature of things

That in that perspicacious moment
I bowed my heart in reverence
And a pile of shit

Became my mentor

-- Mac, 2015

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Deòthan Beadarrach (Playful, Gentle Breeze)


Duilleach am fiùran
Ag udal mar stuadhan
Deòthan beadarrach

Leaves on a sapling
Undulate this way and that
Playful, gentle breeze

-- Mac, 2015

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Floccinaucinihilipilification


Allegation
Recrimination
Moral affectation
Iniquitous vitiation
Supercilious accusation
Floccinaucinihilipilification

-- Mac, 2015


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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Syzygy



Not heaven
Not earth

Not death
Not birth

Not dark
Not light

Not black
Not white

Not two
Not three

Not you
Not me

But One abides

One voice
One song

Amaranthine
Diapason

One heart
One mind

One love
Entwined

The soul set free

Ineffable

Sacred

Sys

z

gy

-- Mac, 2015

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Blissful Repose


The moon reclining
In the palm of my hand —

In blissful repose

-- Mac, 2015

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Puddles


Don your wellies and your mac
Take your brolly and your hat
Now try not to look quite so puzzled
We’re going outside to

jump

in

puddles!

-- Mac, 2015

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Irony



One day, during a public reading of my work
A man contemptuously jeered,

“Your poetry is shit!"

I took a moment to reflect on his scurrilous words
Laughed
And then —
Thanked him for the compliment

Even shit has it’s purpose

-- Mac, 2015

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Observing It All



All around
A whirl of activity
Kinetic motivity
Betrays our proclivity
To bely the Simplicity
Within the flurry of complexity
This tempest of perplexity
That overwhelms our equanimity
Stuns our sensibilities
Blinds us to the possibilities
The latent potentiality
The Elemental Amity
Vestigial Divinity
That animates
This life
Our perceived reality
This whirl of activity
Kinetic motivity
Betraying our proclivity
To forget the Simplicity
At the heart of
Veridical humanity

And in a single
Flow-motion moment —
The Poet sits

In silence

Simple-minded

Absorbed in wonder

Observing it all


-- Mac, 2015

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Awakening


O God! 

If I say I love you for fear of hell, 
then does not hell becomes my existence? 
If I say I love you in hope of paradise, 
then am I not blinded 
to the profound wonder and beauty of paradise? 
But if I love you simply for the sake of loving you — 
without concern for any notion of heaven or hell — 
then does not my heart begin to cast off it's hibernal slumber 
and awaken like a flower 
in the light 

of 

your

mysterious 

beauty?

— Mac, 2015

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Divine Reality


In the commensal bond of fraternity
At the communion table of sodality
I see in you
The Divine Reality
That heals us all
Of this venal malady

-- Mac, 2015

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Sing


A frore midwinter’s vesper
In that ineffable space between times
That moribund moment
When the day
At the ebb of it’s diurnal course
Passes quietly
Wordlessly
Retreats to it’s hibernaculum
And slips into quiet repose
I sit
Gazing
Into eternity
Pavilioned
Within the refulgent resplendence
The empyreal iridescence
Of a celestial marquee
And I listen
In rapt expectation
Silent contemplation
To the rhythm and thrum
The luminous hum
Of the cosmos
In sympathetic, symphonic vibration
Rapturous anticipation

As you

begin

to

sing.

-- Mac, 2015

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