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Footprints in the Windsm # 1730–Popcorn we are!

Footprints in the Windsm # 1730

Popcorn finally heated to turn us inside out, finding we contain more volume than we thought, unimagined shapes—fractal-like undefinable edges, known and unknowable, emergent—we elders! Again, Jack Frost on a window pane, broccoli, river systems, coastlines, lightning bolts, mountain ranges, heart sounds, neural networks, pulmonary vessels, DNA, cracks of beauty in a face!


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on October 14th, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1729–Wonderful greens

Footprints in the Windsm # 1729

Wonderful greens
outside my window
shadows and movement
sunlight cutting through
separating the yellow greens
above from the darker below
where a cat softly


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on October 11th, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1728–I am my own measuring instrument

Footprints in the Windsm # 1728

I am my own measuring instrument
in this work she said to me a little
scary but no calculator can give me the
measure of a human being nor
answers for our difficult needs


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on October 7th, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1727–Words beyond words

Footprints in the Windsm # 1727

If we let the other person’s
words beyond words
sound the depths in us
how much further we both go


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on October 4th, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1726–Come home, come home

Footprints in the Windsm # 1726

Come home, come home
to your soul self
the one you once & ever were
the one you brought special
to this world
Live from here
live your self
join with all of us
the dance
daily leave out from here
into your world work
daily return here for
respite, refuge, sanctuary &
rekindling


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on September 30th, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1724–Accustomed we are to closing our hearts

Footprints in the Windsm # 1724

Accustomed we are to closing our hearts
the opening has grown so small
we are strangling
so slowly coming
we do not realize how narrowing
our ravine to escape
Some times we
open and find within our hearts
a great and wild country and gentle


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on September 23rd, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1723–Hearts hear

Footprints in the Windsm # 1723

Tell the poetry. Write it in prose if you must. Hearts hear. The seed is already here. You are watering.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on September 20th, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1722–Closeness for whispers

Footprints in the Windsm # 1722

Closeness for whispers
Spaciousness to sit together
Streams of clear cool water
Flowers of many fragrances
Smiles & leanings-in, some wiping of eyes
Touching of shoulders & hands
Here divine seeds were sown
These are sprouts!


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on September 16th, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1721–whispers and fireflies

Footprints in the Windsm # 1721

Do not tell the story you don’t like; tell the one that whispers in your maple’s leaves and it will bring out the fireflies in our evening yard too.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on September 13th, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1720–I swear to you there is a larger

Footprints in the Windsm # 1720

I swear to you there is a larger
Larger than you’ve dreamed
And yet you have seen


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on September 9th, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1719–To get beyond the old conversation:

Footprints in the Windsm # 1719

To get beyond the old conversation, get beyond the old conversation: start a new one. A new conversation, more important, outflanking the troublesome one, overwhelming any interest in the old. Pull us in. Divert to the more significant conversation.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on September 2nd, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1718–OK, checked the headlines

Footprints in the Windsm # 1718

OK, checked the headlines: the world can spin another couple turns without me.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on August 30th, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1716–Draw larger circles

Footprints in the Windsm # 1716

Draw wider circles
of caring, speaking for,
what it means to be us


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on August 23rd, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1715–To open

Footprints in the Windsm # 1715

To open yourself
To that which is larger
Than everything
Takes a supreme act of courage.
Still,
It is easy
Like falling into bed
From a cliff.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on August 19th, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1714–First principle:

Footprints in the Windsm # 1714

First principle: What you know beyond knowing is significant.
Second principle: That you communicate it is more important.
Third principle: It is not communicated until said with loving-kindness.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on August 12th, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1713–As they wheel by

Footprints in the Windsm # 1713

It goes
This life
We snatch morsels
Catch sunsets
As they wheel by


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on August 9th, 2017 | No Comments »

Birth of beauty

Footprints in the Windsm # 1712

The world may be changing so fast simply because we are resisting it. We have gotten too comfortable. Change must come—and daily—and if it is repressed it may be that it seeps out the edges wherever it can. So it comes at us from what looks like the outside and in superficial ways—gadgets and technology, science and theories. But it is hard wired into the soul and spirit of humanity and the cosmos. We could do better if we answered its call and created our own. Then it would be deep and true and give birth to beauty.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on August 5th, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1711–Give us, elder

Footprints in the Windsm # 1711

Give us, elder,
questions to provoke
a dozen or more generations
no answers to shorten our efforts
we need deeper to dig
though love and big picture point
we, we must try our souls


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on August 2nd, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1710–Think the long things

Footprints in the Windsm # 1710

It is conceivable we might add another 30 years life expectancy in the next 300. So what do we do with the extra years?

That is an extra generation of people to elder. We already have an extra now.

Or perhaps, because age is a concomitant of dementia, maybe we spend 30 years “demented” or in spiritual work.

So elders ought explore these ideas, dig out the meat in them, rather than just dismiss them as musings. It is important that someone think the long things, the things that give us choices we can consciously make.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on July 29th, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1709–Dog’s tongue with your face

Footprints in the Windsm # 1709

Conversation is everywhere:
the grass roots with the tree roots
the tree roots with the mushrooms
the mushrooms with the night crawlers
a wriggling bunch of fish worms with the hook
hook with water
water with fish
splash with your face
wind in the dog’s face
dog’s tongue with your face
your face with sunny skies
maple leaves with winds
wind with rocks
oceans with clouds
children with mud puddles
thee with me
with words or without
bees with flowers
butterfly dancing for your eyes
the deific with the all there is
stars with moon
planets with stars
stars with galaxies
galaxies with my heart
brook with babble
tree with child climbing
grieving with tears
compost with small bacteria
bacteria with clouds
floating with dreaming
tides with the moon


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on July 22nd, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1708–To miss these….

Footprints in the Windsm # 1708

The soul is not in the body but the body in the soul
The poetry is not in the words but the words in the poetry
The conversation is not in the persons but the persons in the conversation
The elder is not in the ages but the ages in the elder
To miss these is to forfeit real life


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on July 17th, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1707–seclude in nature

Footprints in the Windsm # 1707

seclude in nature
one on all there is
finding ineffable


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on July 12th, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1706–Dependent to sound our spirits

Footprints in the Windsm # 1706

To tell, to sound, our spirits, our spirit together co-arising, is a confluence. We are dependent upon each other to sound our spirits. Look at the need I have for other writers, poets, philosophers; look at the need to have visions and things to see, things to hear, things to ponder, spirits and Spirit and quarks and planets and flowers and birds and foxes (one was in the road last night and we swerved!) and manatees and mulberry trees.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on July 8th, 2017 | No Comments »