Sacred Internment

Sacred Internment Whom do we bury? Under these daisy scattered fields, A friend, a loved one, an acquaintance so slim. What do we bury? Under these raven scattered skies, A smile, a birthday party, a look so grim. Why do we bury? Under these grief scattered feelings, A doubt, an innocent secret, a lost tearfulContinue reading “Sacred Internment”

War Memorial

War Memorial How deep? How deep this blackness? Beyond our Fragile beating heart’s memory, down into the Black ocean of our mortal sorrows, long Past ancestral reckoning; horrific. His eyes bore great sadness, under Their manly smiles, fleeting moments Of distance, moments lost in tempest, Dark ripples, unresolved anger. Respectable men smile knowingly, Their deceitfulContinue reading “War Memorial”


Mystery Lost, lost in the Mystery, Neither known, nor unknown, Invoking long sought secrets. Bliss, mysterious bliss of life, Neither living, nor dying, Humbling our mindful awareness. Chants, sacred chants arise, Neither memorable, nor forgettable, Guiding, tempting, revealing. Light, mystical light infuses, Neither luminous, nor dim, Enveloping and blessing us all. © David R. Durham


Bird Song A light dust hovers round chanting hoe, Warm earth, strong hand and eye, furrowed Brow; deep concentration. Evening Sunlit haze, thrushes’ song brushes past Engrossed mind, hearts intertwining, Spirit to spirit, sweetest union. © David R. Durham


Desires Did you move because of it? Did you get up and leave your Welcome bed? Your hearth so warm, Your lover so near and dear. Did it tempt you again with sweet Promises of tomorrow? Tomorrow so new, so bright, Seducing your heart and sight. Did you know, did you know the Fair priceContinue reading “Desires”

Everyday Ritual

Everyday Ritual The cups are neatly stacked, Soft flowing handles in line, In kettle’s blue light, eddies Of water, shimmer and dance, promising dark pleasures. Unswirled, rich aroma, Now delving, scooping, deep brown Granules, measuring right Taste, imagined memory, Guiding mysterious ritual. © David R. Durham