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james nordlund Mar 2020
Does this heart reddened with love, that swells unfathomably, sink to thee?

What ever was, ever will be, will always be surrounded by blackened space.

What of the lily, glistening with morning dew, filling an eye vastly as you?

Vacuous nights color, immeasurably vaster than all that ever was within it.

Yet, can it dim ruby red lips desire, undo it's flame of love's fire, ever?

To each there's but a parley with Cosmos' black, a short stint, just that.
Work in progress   :)   reality
james nordlund Jan 2020
As an oak will not grow in another's shadow,
so too our struggles, solutioning with reality
while as one and three, a couple in harmony,
must also be independent to whatever degree.

Thus, being as water, yin, and as air, yang, we
find a dance gestured by seasons of romance.
The choreographer's mind's path undefined,
like last moment's awe makes way for this one's.

A canvas with frameless frame and reality
as the brush painting us, even it's shadows
speak of light.  Beingness as gleaned meanings
for all to share, seen through, if we were there.

A cacaphony, symphony heralding
song of the Universe, Earth and spheres.
From adagio, staccato, through to avante-garde.
Life sung accompanying the abundance of joy's Spring.

As poetry's music fathoms the depths of our heart,
heights of our intellect and imagination,
breadth of our spirit, well of our soul,
alluding to the unknown saliently.

Also, climate crisis demands a bond of Earthlings
stronger than ever before, and he or she
must be at the fore', if they want their progeny
community, partner, humanity to even live.
First draft.  Few love song titles come to mind to inspire   :)   'looks like we made it'; 'you're still the one'; 'no ordinary love'; 'aloha'; 'this love'; 'love stays'; 'i won't go for more'; 'concerto de aranjuez'; 'white flag'; 'thank you'; 'i can't make you love me'; 'love's in need of love today'; 'could  you be loved'; 'bring me your cup'; 'soldier of love'; 'rise'; 'the rose'; '**** i wish i were your lover'; 'oro se do bheatha bhaile'; 'nothing compares to you'; 'candles in the rain'; 'woodstock'; 'for free'; 'all about our love'; 'power of love'; 'my heart will go on'; 'crazy'; 'i will always love you'; 'i want to know what love is'; 'Merry Christmas mr lawrence'; 'either or both'; 'never letting go'; 'love don't live here anymore'; wishing on a star'; 'first time ever i saw your face'; 'i love you just because'; 'through the fire'; 'sweet love'; just the two of us'; ''ain't no sunshine when she's gone'; 'this will be'; 'got to be real'; 'angel'; 'this is it'; 'in your eyes'; 'what i am'; 'i do'; 'love like we do'; 'always on my mind'; 'shout'; 'in the air tonight'; 'the pina colada song'; 'all around the world'; 'un-break my heart'; 'ain't nobody'; 'just be good to me'; 'fire on babylon'; 'love's a battlefield'; 'don't dream it's over'; 'warpaint'; 'words weren't made for cowards'; 'sangria'; 'i hope you dance'; 'cowboy take me away'; 'lines in the balance'; 'colour of your dreams'; 'now and forever'; 'only love is real'; 'one more try'; 'like a prayer'; 'reach'; 'if'; 'what if'; 'higher ground'; 'river of souls'; 'torn'; 'one'; 'pride'; 'great love'; 'you were meant for me'; 'what about love'; 'love is blind'; 'you are love'; 'ghost dance'; 'huron beltane fire dance'; 'natural mystic'; 'less os more'; 'hissing of summer lawns'; 'forgetting ohio'; 'thank you (2)'; 'break your heart'; 'you've gotta be'; 'everybody hurts'; 'go your own way'; 'holding back the years'; 'the look of love';'as i lay me down'; 'the jungle line'; 'the beat of black wings'; 'pull up to the bumper'; 'rolling in the deep'; 'one man one vote'; 'together we rise'; 'smile'; 'feelings'; 'when we were young'; 'make you feel my love'.  May this New Year find you All new, everyday, all the way through   :)   reality
james nordlund Jan 2020
Exigency replacing humanity,

Merchants, only for more

Through to mercs for unending

Global unnecessary war.

C'est tres facile pour la machine,

Addictive personality disorder

Replacing humaneness being,

C'est la unvie, no?
Wasn't able to login for the last 3 weeks; sorry people.  Belated Happy HanKwanMas to All, and may this New Year find you All new, everyday, all the way through   :)   reality
james nordlund Dec 2019
Living isn't, envelopes us,

for humanity's extinction, racing towards us

from our future, seen on the horizon,

as ordered, is more so instead.

Life's not just what's unseen,

also where, how, who, when

and sometimes why not seen too

(but never Y2K),

one's heart path,

as life, relation,

like soness, is evident

and truth outs.
Life is?, asked and answered.  Happy Holidays.  Thanx for all you do.  Have a great eve'   :)   reality
james nordlund Dec 2019
Sleep came to me 4 times this morn’,
even though torture awakened me
after a short time, betwixt.
A blessing compared to days before.
Severely psychically attacked
while my soul stood strong.
There but for Thee’s grace go I.

My father a tank, a beat down for hours,
I 1 3/4, wasn't speaking yet, wouldn't
'til 3, he wouldn't stop knocking me out,
each time I'd awake, immediately stand,
never cry a tear, I knew better
and something's very wrong with him.
I couldn't hate then and would never.

Non-humancentricity, how to be, all life
are needed threads in life’s fabric,
that cannot be allowed to be torn
asunder, walking within nature’s balance,
giving back to it’s abundance,
is not only sage advise,
it’s required for earthly life.
Many have grown up in severe military households, so I'm sure you can appreciate.  Thanx for all you do, have a great eve'   :)   reality
james nordlund Nov 2019
While feeling sacred on this All Hallow's Day,
I also feel pangs of the hungry, so wrought by
The profane, for the food wasted by us could feed
All the world's.... Yet, betwixt,
In the mundane it's only hurled.

Allowing our thoughts on our forebearers,
And a drink returned to the earth for them, as they,
The dearly departed, are us as well, we discern,
The depth of one's sorrow is the well's fathom
Of meanings and moments shared with them.

Thus, manners in which doings, not doings are done
Or aren't, brings life, light to them, or it doesn't.  
For grace, just a word, can't be sought, it seeks you.  
As words, while paths of study, can't lead to oneself,
For, intellect can not lead, as life does not follow.
And another twig of the holiday poetree for this Thanx/Mourning Day   :)

Another Thanx/Mourning Day

I am thankful for,
The wonder of our
Morning star’s rise,
And it’s setting
Within our eyes,
On this Beauty Way
We build each day
With great surprise.

Native’s compassion taught
Pilgrims at Plymouth
How to live within, give to,
Nature’s abundance.
That providence sowed
Reaped graces’ harvest,
Fraternity, bearing
Fruits to this day.

We gave Native America genocide, Earthocide.
Chief Seattle said, “no one can own the land”.
Bowing to Above and Below, for gifts bestowed,
Giving, may we, again, walk that way.
While giving thanx
This full Moon’s day,
There, but for the grace
Of God, Great Spirit, go I.

Copy, share as you will. Thanx for all you do    :)    reality
james nordlund Nov 2019
Is where, the hearth is,

one can be, one's heart is free,

one's head lays and dreams.
Senryu.  In space of reflection on this Thanx/Mourning Day   :)   reality
james nordlund Nov 2019
San frontieres, a twig of poetree,

topological, roots and wings,

once more to the breach,

dancing betwixt ears, ungestured, bays,

I'd be as a mayfly, only alive a day,

rather than as long as an eagle flies, not whying.

Fathoming delves ley lines realizing increasing

wingspan, height of flight, intensity of sunlight.
Gotta have hearth.  Standing is my life, and I never died   :)   reality
Yoni Schulman Jul 2019
all the wind i see in colors
little black and blue butterflies convening, willow trees sprawled out above the brook casting shadows
underneath them
i undress my mind
to the rhythms of the earth
and dancing off my skin goes
all the light/the light/the light
that skips your eyes
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