Here we are again
Reflecting, looking in the rear-view mirror
Romanticizing the “Dream”
Joining hands, singing “We shall overcome”
Loving Dr.King for “non-violence”
Loving Dr. King for Nobel Peace accolades
From America to Hiroshima and Toronto
Finally celebrating a national holiday. Renaming King County Continue reading Sunday Stew: Honoring the Dream→
Eight days the light continued on its own:
A miracle, they say, but not more so
Than ordinary lives of flesh and bone,
Consuming wicks burned ashen long ago.
Within there is a mystic lake of fire,
Fuel-less energy, power uncelled,
Unmeasured fount of obstinate desire,
Hope burning, where no hope was ever held.
Invisible source of all that’s seen or seeing,
Unseen light that animates the void;
Unlit spark of indivisible Being,
Shard of One that cannot be destroyed:
To be so vast a miracle till death
Is why we struggle fiercely for each breath.
When I was young, I would fly over whole states to stay up late with you watching old films while your neighbors slept only a few feet away. We had to be so quiet we wore headphones and chewed our chocolates carefully. Continue reading Sunday Stew: One Last Poem For Cath→
Rainier Beach resident Paul E Nelson founded SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival, wrote: American Sentences, A Time Before Slaughter and is Co-Editor of Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia and 56 Days of August: Poetry Postcards. His book of interviews taken from 16 of his 600+ interviews is: American Prophets (Interviews 1994-2012.) Hear interviews at his blog:www.PaulENelson.com