North, East, South and West

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018 in Poetry

Four friends set
out from where
they stood.

One went North.
One East.
Another South.
The last one, West …

The Decade

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in Poetry

Often I am struck by fully formed images in the form of words, and have to pull the car over or pause the dog walk to take ‘dictation’.

The Decade

In a fractional
moment of
lucidness,

a man caught sight
of the very decade
in which he
would pass
from this world.

And of all the
knowledge
gained in a
lifetime of
search,

this was the one
piece that
would change
every remaining
hour of his every
remaining day.

The Boy Who Would Leap

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 in Poetry

I wrote these few words a while back. If they compel you to leap from chair to chair please be careful. There have been previous ‘incidences’!

The Boy Who Would Leap

He’s somewhere
between
thirty and forty.

Perhaps fifty.
Maybe sixty …

The Black Mist

Posted by on Jan 21, 2018 in Poetry, Soul of America

As the people railed against
the most obvious acts of
dark spoken violence,

they missed the black mist
that encircled the world …

The Surrender Of All Notions Of A Different Future

Posted by on Jan 19, 2018 in Poetry, Soul Biographies Inner View Method

Perplexing to many, offensive to some and to the way we believe this life works. Wrote it anyway. Of course, I might be entirely incorrect. It has been known.

It does speak to the state of the person behind the camera in the Soul Biographies INNER VIEW Method.

‘The Surrender Of All Notions Of A Different Future’

A man of this new
and unfathomable age
surrendered all notions
of a different future …

The Loss of Clothing

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Poetry

I wrote these words about a journey many of us appear to be taking whether we consciously decided to or not. The journey of awareness. And for those that are, I imagine Soul Biographies here might serve as a place of respite from a nonsensical world.

The Loss of Clothing

A man clothed from
a wardrobe
fashioned by
his own success,
caught in-sight
as to the route
of his own
undeniable journey
towards awareness …

Know That There Are Many Of Us

Posted by on Dec 26, 2017 in Poetry

Most of what you have
will give you little
of what you need.

Most of what you do,
will bring you
no closer to
where you could be …

Forever on the Far Side

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017 in Observations, Poetry

I wrote this after noticing how a particular someone would consciously and very obviously avoid those who didn’t agree with his way in the world. The effect such obvious exclusion has on the world is vastly underestimated, and we could all stand to examine if we are ever complicit in such behavior. #exclusion #bullying

Forever on the Far Side

A man moves silently to
the far side of a room.

To the far side of
another man
bearing
different
circumstance …

Heaven From Hell

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in Poetry

She assumed that
she could tell
heaven from hell.

But the weight of an
overly burdened life
would seek to
disagree.

+ a film portrait suggestion …

The Tree of Dreams

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in Poetry

Many had gathered under the
tree of dreams.

All but one stood shaking its
branches for dreams
to fall…

On the Possession of an Adventure

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in Poetry

Did you ever possess
an adventure
to call your own?

One that ran through
your veins like
blood caught fire.

Causing your heart
to beat far
beyond
its chest.

Did you ever possess
such an adventure?

A Rethink on Leonard Cohen’s Near Immortal Line

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Observations, Poetry, Words

Having re-read the #LeonardCohen near immortal line “there is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in”, I got to wondering if perhaps the light might have already been inside attempting an escape. And if that was the case then what that might say to the journey of becoming a someone.

A four sentence poem + a 3 minutes film …

From Unimaginable Depths

Posted by on Oct 21, 2017 in Poetry

From the unimaginable depths
of human darkness
exists an almost
unintelligible
shard of light …

The Hardest Kind of Love

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Events, Films, Poetry, Soul Biographies Experience

Unconditionally
she gave.
Love in all
its many shades.
Word, and act.
And kind thought.

Generosity unbound.

Gave to all
but one,
that is …

The Meaning of Cake

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Observations, Poetry, Words

Might we exist in a world of too much, where much of that much doesn’t actually bring us what we are truly after.

And so a few words on the subject, written in view of a large cake stand … ‘The Meaning of Cake’.

Fade into Time

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Poetry

For those who believe that their own two feet are planted firmly on the earth’s surface.

‘Fade into Time’

When all is said.
And done.

And my ashes
return
to dust.

The footsteps I
leave behind me
will fade into time.

They just will …

[+ there is a film]

Towards the Sun

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Poetry

Each fraudulent step
through a life
he had never
once desired …

Surrender. Which is Different to Giving Up

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Poetry, Words

Surrender.
Which is
different
to giving up.
That’s it.
Surrender.

Let Me Introduce You to the Moon

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Poetry

Let me introduce you
to the moon.

She sits up there
in skies afar …

In This Time of Chaos

Posted by on Feb 19, 2017 in Poetry

In this time of visceral chaos
what if this were the
last time I were to see you.

Might the possibility of
words left unsaid
haunt the rest of my days.

North, East, South and West

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Poetry

Four friends set out
from where
they stood.

One went North.

One East.

Another South.

The last one, West.

Each in search of …

Two Fools in a Mirror

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Poetry, Words

We won’t have peace until we can
both agree,’ said the two fools
on either side of an argument …

Man’s Best Friend

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016 in Poetry, Words
Man’s Best Friend

A man sits quietly with his dog.

He often sits quietly with his dog.

She, with her ‘this is enough’ face.
He, with his matching ‘nothing
need be different’ expression …

A Book of Poetry, Finally

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in News, Poetry, Words
A Book of Poetry, Finally

I’ve been writing poems, or perhaps aphorisms, for more than a few years. They have appeared in many books, just not my own. I never seem to have made the time. I’m with a publisher tomorrow …

The Artist Who Works with Nothing

A someone who recently sat in front of the Soul Biographies Camera woke up a few days ago with these unexpected few words in her imagination. She had no idea where they had come from. Or why, but thought that they pointed to something of importance with respect to this somewhat mysterious work […cont]