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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Lòchran Pàipear (Paper Lantern)




Grian fhann aognaidh
’san iarmailt fhuar Shamhain —
Mar lòchran pàipear

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Pale, pallid sun hangs
In the cold November sky —
A paper lantern

-- Mac, 2015

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Blàthan (Little Flower)


'S e feath nan eun a bh'ann
Nuair a chaidh mi a-mach an-diugh
Breac a' mhuiltean air iarmailt
Cho dubh-dhearg ris an fhuil

'S i na lasadh
'S i na ruadhadh
'S i na snuadh

Fo ruiteachd na maidne

Mar bhlàthan bhòidheach a’ fosgladh a bhileagan
'S e a' sìneadh gu h-àird na speuran
A-chum cuibhrig na h-oidhche a thilgeil
'S pòg làn-bhileach a thoirt dha Shuirgheach

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There was a perfect calm in the air
When I stepped outside this morning
To greet a dappled blood red sky —

Glowing
Crimson
Iridescent in beauty

In the youthful bloom of morn

Erubescent blossom opening it's petals
Stretching to heaven's highest heights
To shake off the coverlet of night
And kiss the lips of it's Lover

-- Mac, 2015

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Bumping Heads


Today in prayer
As I bowed to God
God bowed to me too;
We bowed to one another
At exactly the same time

In the process

we bumped heads —

And laughed like little children!

-- Mac, 2015

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Fios Ann Am Botal (Message In A Bottle)


'S e fios ann am botal 
air falbh air a h-àird chuain 
a th' anns mo chuid dhuain

’S nan sealladh Sealbh oirbh 
Mo charaidean chòir — 
Na sìrichean eagnaidh —

'S dòcha

Aon latha 

Gum faigh sibh e 

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My poetry 
Is a message in a bottle 
Adrift on the high seas

And if Providence should favour you
My dear friends — 
You seekers of wisdom —

Perhaps

One day 

You will find it 

-- Mac, 2015

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Bleideag-Sneachda (Snowflake)



Bleideag-sneachd' a tighinn a-nuas
'S i a' tùirling air mo ghnùis

Socair 
Sàmhach
Sìochail
a tha an saoghail an-dràsta

’S mi nam aognaidh
'S mi nam thàmh
A' siabadh air falbh leis a’ ghaoith

Mar bhleideag-sneachd'

Air mo ghnùis.

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A snowflake falls —
Gently alighting upon my face

Still
Silent
Peaceful
is the world right now

As I close my eyes
In the sacred stillness
And fade away

Like a snowflake 


upon my face.

--Mac, 2015

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Iongantas (Wonder)


Nuair a bheir mi fa-near 
Àille nan speur 
Fàsaidh mo chridhe
Le iongantas 

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When I consider 
The beauty of the heavens 
My heart expands

In wonder 

-- Mac, 2013

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Wonder


When you breathe, breathe in wonder
When you talk, talk in wonder

When you dream, dream in wonder
When you walk, walk in wonder

When you kiss, kiss in wonder
When you sit, sit in wonder

When you piss, piss in wonder
When you shit, shit in wonder

When you eat, eat in wonder
When you dress, dress in wonder

When you read, read in wonder
When you rest, rest in wonder

When you cook, cook in wonder
When you work, work in wonder

For wonder is the feracious seed of true wisdom
And Love, the fruit of wisdom's effulgent efflorescence

-- Mac, 2015

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Glitterati


A spectacle
Of pretentious pageantry
A thousand little peacocks
Parade and strut
Flourishing and flaunting
Fawning and vaunting
Twittering and taunting
Under the oh-so haunting
Venereal eye of the paparazzi


Oh pity the glitterati!

-- Mac, 2015

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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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