spiritualism

Preacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preacher

 

 

—Truly righteous.  But...

No better than a mystic

Ah, divine nature...








Transcendence (And Body Politic)

 










Transcendence (And Body Politic)

 

 

 



Her guises were stripped off

Like paint;

 

I had wondered where she could 

have gotten to—to act like a saint

 

The earthquakes have multiple meanings, after all:

 

There are moments of truth. 

But our attitudes, in facing them, such are several.

 

Why should we try to act on certain

situations, just to make us huge?

 

Her views of change mattered to

me, for lacking subterfuge

 

'Tis so raw, so fresh, 

so debilitatingly godly

 

When fake media is stressed, let all

disdain blasphemy.

 

Are we just spirits in human bodies,—

in the physicality?—

 

 

For, when— it makes it clear,

our true selves gather up

a multitudes' spirituality!











Author's Notes/Comments: 

"Transcendence (And Body Politic)", w/c is also an affected poem, previously titled "Transcendence", is a repost from my Twitter platform (inevitably composed on April 29, 2017/at around "06:58"...based from the deemed quirky causes & that perhaps had sprung from thoughts of a possible love interest (rather assumptive [on my part] & my motivations were unclear; thus, a type of a poem like this was done).  Also, I had edited this version (a little bit by modifying the use of punctuation marks & perhaps the stanzas/form, those were minor tweaks).

 

 

Big Sur

A fragrant eucalyptus breeze, blows up through golden strands of sunlight, along the emerald Pacific coast. Thoughts of love arise amid frothy white waves that crash upon obsidian rocks, disintegrating into the coast like broken streams of restless cumulous clouds.  I sit beside a tree dangling with ripening limes, quietly meditating in the California afternoon.  Neon flowers burst forth like wildfires from the side of the twisting Highway 1.  Sea-lions rest lazily under forgotten piers and slippery kelp covered jagged rocks among sheltered harbors.  The magnificent cobalt ocean beckons the spirit, living breathing mountains whisper sacred thoughts, the sky a divine reflection of the soul of California. Amidst the mystic peaks of Big Sur, I get lost amongst the goliath redwoods and ghostly memories.  Beautiful shadows seem to overtake me, swallowing me in their magnificent hidden radiance, like a Hindu ceremony on Mount Madonna, I surrender to the trees, letting the wildness overtake me, once and for all, and finally. 

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Ptesaniwi

And so, she came to me quietly just before dawn, my Ptesanwi.  Silent in the blessed night, revealing the seven sacred rituals, I was parched and famished.  Buffalo herds raced westward into the dusty horizon, disintegrating like a vast army of ghosts.  Yes, she was the prophetess, and she came to accept me.  She taught me everything, all that was, all that is, all that will ever be.  The White Buffalo Calf Woman told me everything was me, everything is a reflection of me, like the mesmerizing rippling surface of a lake, the concave surface of this mother earth that breathes endlessly.  She could divine anything, but I just had to believe, I had to trust.  In this I sought my childhood allies, my tadpoles, frogs, salamanders, and painted turtles.  My enemies tried to destroy them, but I always loved and protected them with all of my heart.  She whispered, "Trust in your guardians, your totems, your talismans since birth.  They will see you through, they will help you rise up through the storm." Thus as I grew into adulthood, I always cherished my friends, and remembered the symbolism they represented in my life, to stay strong and never forget, compassion, love, empathy, and the transformation of our lives since birth.. 

 

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Gitche Gumee Gambol

You make me want to go up to Gitche Gumee Gambol.  Pictured rocks speak to me, in drumbeat vibrations, calling me to the Ojibwa shoreline.  Amid the splintered rocks, clear water shoals reflect a mirror of naked unguarded self.  I am a luminous spirit dressed in humble flesh.  I walk in graceful steps, my footprints the stamp of existence.  I listen to the rustling of the caterpillar eaten leaves amidst the hills, the rolling thunder of cloud people across indanthrene northern skies.  This is the profile of my ancestors.  At night the stars ignite like campfires across the plains at a distance lodge.  I climb these sandstone cliffs ascending into copper, iron and manganese.  Kneeling in sacred prayer amidst the promontories and thunder caves.

Forgotten Wisdom of an Elder/Holy Man

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Beiwe Festival

In the misty darkness of winter blue

Shifting impressions are captured

Silhouettes and formless shadows

And the spirit of a hungry reindeer

Left stationary in a pool of amber hue

White ivory snow sparkles translucent

Stark against the fading solstice sunset

A glistening sea of shimmering flakes

Contrasting pale gray lonesome forest

Left jostled by the unconquered prism

The shredded remnants of a solar sun

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Gitchi Manito

As I lay prostrate upon the soft forest floor

The coolness of mother earth pervades me

I inhale the scent of crushed pine needles

And the fragrance of ancient lost summers

Losing myself in the silence of meditation

I traverse a landscape of visions and dreams

My spirit soothed by the sound of swaying trees

And leaves rustling in the damp morning breeze

Stirring the air in a peaceful moment of bliss

Ah, the whispering of the si-si-gwa-d

And unto you Gitchi Manito

I share my senses

My spirit, my soul

And give you thanks

For all that is

All that will be

And all that ever was

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