Jesus of my aspiration
What soft wisdom did you possess?
In long-haired dark-skinned manhood
What conviction did your body bear thus?
Through you what faith of ages
Were we able to perceive?
What infinity and eternity
In endless eyes and breath?
When you wore the soft cloths
Of garment that touched your feet,
How tall was the soft-folded hood
That touched your gentle forehead?
What eyes shadowed in their fire
Burned with infinite mystery beneath?
(Christchurch shootings, 15-3-19 RIP)
Blessings on Islam
Holy brothers and sisters
From the Western Shores, of Christendom
From our common ancestor in Abraham
From the monk to the priest to the mosque to the imam
Blessings on Islam, Blessings on Christendom
There is only one God, and has all Names.
These images in fields of grains growing in nature,
Are powerful images of balance and beauty and integration.
Some medicine for the people of Aotearoa,
As we are restored and restory-ed beyond violent disruption.
Happy Birthday wishes to
Piet Radford, 83 an elder today!
Deep gratitude for the great pleasure
Of your company these past few years!
All the best for many more years living
(as you say) ‘your dream’!
With Aroha and respect
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I went to look
For a special YouTube video
From my library to send to you,
And found the perfect one.
This is called a ‘3-D fractal trip’,
Using very good computer software
That’s based on Mandelbrot mathematics
The 3-D solid-looking ‘architectural’ structures
(which as an engineering man you’ll appreciate)
Are being constantly ‘fleshed’ in and out
By other 3-D similar forms ‘growing through and receding etc.’.
(and hence it’s 4-D really as we’re including time).
Anyway – have a cup of green bush tea on me
And check this out.
For one wise man and never-grow-old inspiration
Who is young enough and still kicking (ass)
At his age to know what ‘trip’ we are talking about here.
And it’s the perfect present
As it’s what you’ve helped me realize.
Life is ‘Like In A Dream’.
The Pink Flamingos
At the zoo
Are only two shades of pink
Pale pink on their bodies,
Hot pink on their legs & beaks.
A dash of black here and there,
And there you have it!
The lounging cheetah
at the zoo.
I notice in the shadowed
corridor before the glass
Well, I walked up and down
to see his face
And suddenly realized
it was a prowl…
Now he’s standing up,
like a dog, perfectly still.