Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Songs of the Soul...(La Noche Oscura Del Alma)



Once in the dark of night,
Inflamed with love and yearning, I arose
(O coming of delight!)
And went, as no one knows, 
When all my house lay long in deep repose

All in the dark went right,
Down secret steps, disguised in other clothes, 
(O coming of delight!)
In dark when no one knows, 
When all my house lay long in deep repose.

And in the luck of night
In secret places where no other spied 
I went without my sight
Without a light to guide
Except the heart that lit me from inside.

It guided me and shone
Surer than noonday sunlight over me,
And led me to the one
Whom only I could see
Deep in a place where only we could be.

O guiding dark of night!
O dark of night more darling than the dawn!
O night that can unite
A lover and loved one,
Lover and loved one moved in unison.

And on my flowering breast
Which I had kept for him and him alone 
He slept as I caressed
And loved him for my own,
Breathing an air from redolent cedars blown.


And from the castle wall 
The wind came down to winnow through his hair
Bidding his fingers fall,
Searing my throat with air
And all my senses were suspended there. 

I stayed there to forget.
There on my lover, face to face, I lay.
All ended, and I let
My cares all fall away
Forgotten in the lilies on that day.
~St. John of the Cross

La Noche Oscura Del Alma

En una noche obscura,
con ansias en amores imflamada,
¡oh dichosa uentura!
sali sin ser notada,
estando ya mi casa sosegada.

A escuras y segura,
por la secreta escala disfraçada,
¡oh dichosa uentura!
a escuras y ençelada,
estando ya mi casa sosegada.

En la noche dichosa,
en secreto, que nadie me ueya,
ni yo miraua cosa,
sin otra luz ni guia
sino la que en el coraçon ardia.

Aquesta me guiaua
mas cierto que la luz del mediodia,
adonde me esperaua
quien yo bien me sabia,
en parte donde nadie parecia.

¡Oh noche que me guiaste!
¡oh noche amable mas que el aluorada!,
¡oh noche que juntaste
amado con amada,
amada en el amado transformada!

Y en mi pecho florido,
que entero para el solo se guardaua,
alli quedo dormido,
y yo le regalaua,
y el ventalle de cedros ayre daua.

El ayre de la almena,
cuando ya sus cabellos esparzia,
con su mano serena
en mi cuello heria,
y todos mis sentidos suspendia.

Quedeme y oluideme,
el rostro recline sobre el amado,
ceso todo, y dexeme,
dexando mi cuidado
entre las açucenas olvidado.
~St. John of the Cross



Monday, March 20, 2017

IN MEMORY OF KEITH MAY



Join me on a joy ride

With my lover of the sea
His heart danced with the flowing tides 
And now his spirit's free

His friend the sun came shining
Thru eyes of mischief brown
Each day broke blessed with seagull chimes 
And so much laughter round

Now whales are singing his
Special song from underneath the sea 
They knew his soul was filled with love 
for all of them you see

Each breech and blow and dive so deep 
Pay tribute to his call
To higher seas he's travelled
But his love 
Yes his love 
his love is in us all

His life a catered party
Where all of us could feast
With pearls of wisdom
Strung on end and laughter never ceased 

With brother Oz a guiding
A course on Cortez Sea
They chased majestic footprints 
And cherished how to be

Now whales are singing his
Special song from underneath the sea 
They knew his soul was filled with love 
for all of them you see

Each breech and blow and dive so deep 
Pay tribute to his call
To higher seas he's travelled
But his love 
Yes his love 
his love is in us all
~P




Friday, March 17, 2017

I Have Been Struggling...



I have been struggling with states of confusion 
and emotional ups and downs of my machine 
which always presents as a storm. 
The inner world is the place where I find my solace, 
my strength and my personal truth. 
In a way this truth is seeing and understanding 
my own machine and my own play 
through objective eyes; the eyes of my soul. 
In those moments there is a stillness and clarity 
that dissipates, any I storm, any confusion...
and a new state of being emerges.
~F

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

There Are Moments...



"There are moments in our lives, 
there are moments in a day,
when we seem to see beyond the usual - 
become clairvoyant.
We reach then into reality. 
Such are the the moments of our greatest happiness. 
Such are the moments of our greatest wisdom."
~American artist Robert Henri.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Perhaps All The Dragons...



Perhaps all the dragons in our lives 
are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, 
just once, with beauty and courage. 
Perhaps everything that frightens us is, 
in its deepest essence, 
something helpless that wants our love. 
~Rilke 

Friday, March 10, 2017

Everybody Has at One Time...



Everybody has at one time or another 
known inner direction from a higher level ... 
If two or three hundred people in the whole Work, 
or even fifty, permanently lived under this direction 
and carried it out, 
there is no limit to what could be achieved.
~Rodney Collin

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Just Let Go...



 "Just let go. 
Let go of how you thought your life should be, 
and embrace the life 
that is trying to work its way into your consciousness"  
~ Zen Proverb