Author: mardi-regbigpond-com-au

Sleep

Minds drift into sleep, beyond intelligible matter, past wood wind call and tree converse into a drifting zone where no tongues utter where thoughts and words and sense disperse, then minds flow on like silent water into still ponds where dreams rehearse. If these be a portal to a further state less gross than this which I shall enter, please accept my soul in that estate, though wash it well in heaven`s water, whether that be soothing balm or devastating. Let it be prepared for old reunions; may they be sociable and merry making open to life, and new...

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Wise Women from the East

Portents in the sky imply that wise women are coming by from The Middle East. They bring wisdom, wrung from guns and suffering; they know that suffering has been the lot of many. But they have learned from it; they have got down to a deeper level where wisdom dwells, deeper than anger or revenge or the spoils of war. They know that sympathy matters; they wait to see how it can be managed, where it will grow and bind community, strong, intelligent and kind. The salt of the earth, with roots from the temporal into the eternal. Reg...

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The God Bearers

Better than the golden journey to Samarkand no less arduous, but more profound, is the apprenticeship in divine things and the satisfaction it brings. Its beginnings are haphazard, from here an idea, from there, a song appears, a book you read, a person you met, the mild persistence of the Godly set. The wind in your face, a touch of grace, you`re on your way to a sacred place. Still removed from the inward fire you`re on the scent, your heart aspires: God can be made more evident like shafts of sunlight in the heavenly...

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May hope rise again

A rainbow in the misty air, diamonds in a woman`s hair, incense rising to the light, the moon brightening the sky at night, music in the room, a candle in the gloom. May current skepticism wane, may hope rise again, through the door open wide may light pour inside. Reg...

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