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Footprints in the Windsm # 1829–Culmination: challenge

Footprints in the Windsm # 1829

This morning the word “culmination” came strongly to me: Old age is a time (not the time) of completion, of wholeness and fullness, of a person and of a species. This life has matured, is all it has so far been. It is a world challenge.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on November 18th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1828–Talk past each other

Footprints in the Windsm # 1828

In these times we seem to talk past each other, when our talk could swirl among us.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on November 14th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1827–Aging is to eldering moments

Footprints in the Windsm # 1827

Aging is to eldering moments
as the stars and moon are to
northern lights


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on November 11th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1826–Your hand in the stream changes everything

Footprints in the Windsm # 1826

Since we are all flow your hand in the stream changes everything.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on November 7th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1825–The world was never/….

Footprints in the Windsm # 1825

The world was never
About us versus them
It’s all us


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on November 4th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1824–Essential sacredness

Footprints in the Windsm # 1824

The essential sacredness of the elders is most present in the most frail. How is this true?


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on October 31st, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1823–The wind comes to you

Footprints in the Windsm # 1823

The wind comes to you
always comes to you
without music, strong, often gentle
you need not go to it
its music is only with
—the old house’s windows
—the barn door creaking, banging
—the inside of a flute sorrowing
with, only with, needs another
comes to you
comes in silence, concert, keening


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on October 27th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1822–Take your elder home

Footprints in the Windsm # 1822

Take your elder home: visit the old places, even if you cannot enter. Seek entry risking being turned away: you may be welcomed. For sure it will be a meeting of a new circumstance worth telling.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on October 24th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1821–What you never dared whisper

Footprints in the Windsm # 1821

What you never
dared whisper
say aloud
your words
come out of
a great heart
your heart
and the great heart
share one beat


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on October 20th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1820–not entitled to the silence

Footprints in the Windsm # 1820

You’re not entitled to the silence you want, only the silence you get.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on October 17th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1819–More than telling stories

Footprints in the Windsm # 1819

Storytelling is more than telling stories. It is your why that matters. If you are doing it for your own reminiscing, if you are doing it out of love for your hearers, whatever reason is yours, your hearers will know. They will be bored in one instance, love you back in another. Get your why on straight and you will make a difference for someone.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on October 13th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1818–bud about to open, colors hinting

Footprints in the Windsm # 1818

This last poem has not yet coalesced, but there it is: the bud about to open, the colors hinting.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on October 10th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1817–Bewildered are we

Footprints in the Windsm # 1817

Bewildered are we
By those around
us—all their
Ideas and friends
And interweavings
Be still
A while
Let the water
Flow or settle
As it will
Clear itself
And us
Find the
Direction
Destination
Of humanity:
Many hearts
And one


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on October 6th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1816–For all fragile life’s sake

Footprints in the Windsm # 1816

Choice. We have. Choose riots and protest, death and looting. Choose letting forces of hate and division have their day. Choose a third way, without trail marked for us, loving for all fragile life’s sake.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on October 3rd, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1815–I am cumulus

Footprints in the Windsm # 1815

I am cumulus
a dot
Often stratus
a painted closing in ceiling
Or cirrus
some careless brush strokes
Ever moving morphing
hiding glowering present absent
Like poetry, reader, you make me change me lose me


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on September 29th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1814–Merely ask you

Footprints in the Windsm # 1814

I do not need to explain
I merely need to ask you
Your story
Here, we meet


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on September 26th, 2018 | No Comments »

O the possibilities of you!

Footprints in the Windsm # 1812

Sooner or later your particles
all go back to random
pieces of all there is
ready to reassemble into something else
O the possibilities of you!


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on September 16th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1811–To use this voice

Footprints in the Windsm # 1811

To use this voice is to grow this love.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on September 12th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1810–Seems we could do that

Footprints in the Windsm # 1810

Joy and love
Are what a child needs
Seems we could do that


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on September 8th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1809–deep doo-doo

Footprints in the Windsm # 1809

The world is in deep doo-doo unless they listen to the elders. If they listen, they might still be in it. But hey, it’s worth a try.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on September 5th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1808–Butterflies, fireflies

Footprints in the Windsm # 1808

Live with butterflies by day and fireflies by evening, taste all flavors, dance the dances, bring all the lights from bright to soft, sing all the notes of the scale: playfully. Hug. With many voices we might yet sing one song.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on September 1st, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1807–Conflict is un-banished

Footprints in the Windsm # 1807

Conflict is un-banished
attack is received as signal
for hearing
for growing
for getting along
in that meeting-field
out beyond peace


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on August 29th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1806–A bridge a seed

Footprints in the Windsm # 1806

a bridge a seed a spore
a dream a grandchild a field
a query an opening a freeing
a serendip an ancestor’s
roles


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on August 25th, 2018 | No Comments »