White caps appear between the grey Of the free and angry sea, As I stand with hands pocket deep Tasting the salt spray on my lips. Wind blown tresses cover my face. Whisking them away I feel the flame of your presence; Turning I meet your ambient eyes And again I’m warm with you near.(more...)
V Shattered and scattered: Our Founding Fathers have suffered another death. Their dusty bones can be heard rattling throughout The late twentieth century democracy That allows science and technology to run amok, Finally destroying any recognition of their Dream. (more...)
At last! Blue sky on the horizon, Or is it another approaching storm? It’s getting harder and harder to tell. Is that snow drifting, Or cherry blossoms carried In the wind of life’s passing? And who really knows if it’s winter, Spring, summer or fall? All substance seems forever lost In these short notes seldom written; And once more, out of touch, Lost in, or out of time, This reflection takes a deep breath And gathers the strength to continue Its purgatorial existence As merely a shadow of itself.[audio src="http://www.sunrisetortoise.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Greetings.mp3"]
Notice the solely unique in each, For the preciousness of every one Is special and rare, a beauty To behold in the noonday sun; As pebbles along the shore reach Out, hoping to hear another call. . . An individual striving for name, To be part of the whole, yet free, Quite different though of the same. The unity shared before the fall Is ours to feel, learn and teach. . . Seeing One in many, large in small, We grow to find the ALL in ALL. (more...)
At the river today we stand In newfound unity of life, Prepared to cross its rough waters, Leaving behind yin and yang’s strife For Brahman’s universal hand. The initiates come ashore Greeted by the forces of Light And are given the Love scepter After Baptism’s holy right. The lessons of eternal splendor Are taught by Masters from all lands To any ready to explore The Kingdom through Truth’s open door. (more...)
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