Cosmic Dance of Joy

On my way from sleep today music from the Cosmos began to play,
So that upon waking I awoke in the truth of the dream of the stars,
Suns and moons and all elementals singing one song bringing joy
In chorus with all heavenly beings flawless in splendorous beauty,
And I chanced to dance in an everlasting trance washing over me
As sea below and sky above flowed into one in complete harmony
With an alluring verdancy of a new creation in lovely perfection,
And I dreamed this cosmic dream would never come to an ending,
Sending me grief or pain, nor deign to leave me in doleful disdain
With no more gain than some sad sweet memory of what was not,
But might have been on starlit night from long-gone ancient ages,
Yet the cosmic music continues with celestial song sung by angels
With you at center round which creation dances the dance of joy,
And so too I dance an eternal dance of a never-ending beginning,
Lifting my voice to you in whom we live and move and have life,
And I only ask you to dance with me this dance for you forever …

By the Crimson Tree

By the crimson tree we are free to dance
On hallowed ground with joyous sound
Round and round on life’s new mound
Till we fall with laughter after first light
Of night when we rest beneath bowers
That tower above our heads as we make
Our beds for peaceful sleep ever so deep
Beneath crimson tree where we are free
On hallowed ground with joyous sound
Together as one with new life just begun


Note: Illustration by the artist Marcia Baldwin

Path to Serenity

There is a path to serenity and plenty of room to travel
Though the road is gravel and pain is a part of the gain

This inviting pilgrimage is rough
Your choices are certainly tough
And shrill sounds surround you
With dæmons around you, too
But in the end you’ll be all new

With right dignity there is an epiphany in the cacophony
Just hold your head high and fear deny even as you sigh

This golden cup comes with perspiration along the way
And temptation to exasperation but the goal is worthy

This inviting pilgrimage is rough
Your choices are certainly tough
And shrill sounds surround you
With dæmons around you, too
But in the end you’ll be all new

A brand new you . . . in serenity
A brand new you . . . in serenity

There is a path to serenity and plenty of room to travel
Though the road is gravel and pain is a part of the gain

The Only Game in Town

Cards spread on the table, no bread,
And every head stares at its dealt hand
While the band plays some jumpy tune
And the sun shines bright at high noon

Don’t drown yourself in whiskey, boy
Cause poker’s the only game in town

Shuffle the deck and deal, this is real,
Try to steal and then heal from the shot;
Best to play straight, don’t take the bait,
So plot your best play to win the pot

Don’t drown yourself in whiskey, boy
Cause poker’s the only game in town

This table’s without a meal, only deal;
You’d better be sharp and don’t disturb
Or perturb the other players round you,
And don’t listen to any of the naysayers

Don’t drown yourself in whiskey, boy
Cause poker’s the only game in town

Play your hand well till sounds the bell
Play your hand well till sounds the bell
Till sounds the bell . . .

Don’t drown yourself in whiskey, boy
Cause poker’s the only game in town


Note: Previously published in November 2016, republished now due to some renewed interest as well as for the enjoyment of new reader-followers. Blessings to one and all throughout 2017! And remember,  I AM  …  🙂