I got really positive responce to the book review I posted just prior, so I decided to post three bonus poems yeah for you viewing pleasure.
Do you want the sweetness of food
or the sweetness of the one
who put sweetness in food?
There are amazing things in the ocean,
and there is one who is the ocean.
Think of a carpenter’s alert comprehension
when he builds a house.
Now think of the one
who creates the consciousness.
It takes skill to extract oil from a nut
Now consider how sight lives in the eye.
There is a night full of the wildness
of wanting. Then dawn comes.
You take my hand in yours.
There are those who doubt
that this can happen.
They pour powdered gold into barley bins.
They follow donkeys to the barn.
Enough words. Friends,
You can make the ear see.
Speak the rest of this poem
in that language.
Here is the second
WHAT FEAR OF LOSS
When we are with you, what fear of loss
could we possibly have?
You change every grief to gold.
you give us the key
to each world we come to.
You sweeten the lips of those we love,
and you open their mouths in desire.
You are beyond all guessing,
yet within each guess.
Hidden, yet beginning
to be revealed.
We have fallen into the sugar shaker.
We are the ground beneath you..
Let someone else describe the sky.
Hold us in silence
Don’t through us back
into some discussion.
Finallyhere is the third poem
THE ONLY OBLIGATION
Today a new madness
is trying to set us free,
tearing open our sacks.
Some nameless Bedouin
has bought Joseph again
for eighteen coins.
A narcissus sprouts through the ground.
Our souls, having pastured all night
on jasmine, leap up for dawn.
The world is new, and you
have been chosen to say this poem
because you are the one with the love bites on you.
Your love has brought us to this silence,
where only obligation
is to walk slowly through a meadow