To Those I Serve | A Covenantal Prayer

TO THOSE I SERVE A Covenantal Prayer Once, when my mind was dull, and my body weak, and my senses lacking, and my spark faint, I had it not in me to speak of Wisdom, nor of things Divine, nor of Truth, and even less of Beauty.  But, my friends, I have happened upon a […]

12. A Prophecy Fulfilled

A Prophecy Fulfilled I. The Logos hath risen, The Word giveth light, It spreads out Its branchesBy day and by night. II. A blossoming wildflower Thy words hath become,And now, resurrected,They reach for the Sun. III. Such great understandingIs born of a seed,Not a shovel I’ve liftedYet Gold I’ve received. IV. And if divine wisdomIs given to theyWho […]

11. As Giants Sleep (A Lullaby)

As Giants Sleep (A Lullaby) I. Into darkness I settle As the ocean depths swell,Surrounded, yet cornered By creatures that dwell… II. A terrible visionNow fills me with fearFor the fate of my peopleBefore me appears…  III. What a horrid behemothMankind has become,For they’ve mocked what is perfect And to evil succumbed. IV. And gods have sent warningsTo […]

11. Tending to the Garden

Tending to the Garden I. Great is the bee whoTends well to his garden,He works all his life and yetNe’er does he harden. II. “What’s good for the beeMust be good for the hive,”That’s the motto he lives byThat keeps him alive. III. He knows what he doesAnd he does that “does” well,He cares for […]

8. A Gnostic Dream

A Gnostic Dream I. A gnostic dream I dream tonight,Which guides my quill toward the lightAnd lifts my soul in fancy flight,This gnostic dream I dream tonight. II. And I have heard on down the vineThat dreams as these can bend the mind,Can whisper truths so seldom heardAnd tell sweet tales of those who shine. […]

6. I Eat the Fruit

I Eat the Fruit I. I eat the fruit that growethIn the middle of the garden —The fruit that is forbidden  —,Hoping God, my soul, will pardon, II. For I have heard sweet whispersThat such fruit can bend the mind,Giving wisdom to young poetsWho would seek, in hope to find. III. I sit beneath that tree […]

5. O’er Fertile Plains I Roam

O’er Fertile Plains I Roam If the plains of thy mind be fertile, And if water flows from the distant hills,And if seeds thou doth sew, Wilt not the Father give thee bread? Will ye not be nourished? FEATURE THE POET & THE SAGE When you hold in your handA hardcover book,As you sit by the sideOf a […]

4. I Dance on the Vine of Eternity

I Dance on the Vine of Eternity Ever here, yet ill-defined,Ever near, yet far behind,High and low I twist and windThroughout the gardens of thy mind. Ever the Saint, yet e’er grotesque, Ever the truth, yet ever the jest, Evil at worst, divine at best,I’m he who is cursed and I’m he who is blessed. I’m that […]

3. “Nosce Te Ipsum,” Whispers My Soul

“Nosce Te Ipsum,” Whispers My Soul How may I look, and see?How may I listen, and hear?How may I feel, and know?How may I comfort my weary soul?How may I discern truth? How may I be guided by wisdom? How may I sing praise to THE ONE? How may I give my best? How may I conquer my worst? How […]

2. I Tread Softly There

I Tread Softly There I. Ferns grow in the valley,They block out sun and sky,A dark and weathered hew of green,Some natives passing by. II. They make no fuss about their way, And neither do they rush,They stop to marvel at the stream Which trickles ‘neath the brush. III. Their mongrel boldly watchesFor intruders in the scrub,A […]