Creative Coping


Ganesh on Thames
July 14, 2009, 9:39 pm
Filed under: destiny, growth, happiness, religion | Tags: , , , , , , ,

English at an Indian

Wedding, sitting in

The crowd among

The drums and

Auspices like weeds

Among the cultivated

Saries with their

Yellow and magenta

Blue topaz and

Peridot sheen.

 

Looking on Indians,

At home in their religion.

At One with

Whatever it is that

Made them.

The English hope It made them too,

When they come to looking

In the dusty files labelled

Wedding, funeral, birth.

 

God and gods and people and family weave

Together and in this

Web, the couple

Catch the tricks

They need,

Sharing the cords,

Keeping them taught

With Love,

The remover of all obtacles,

Ganesh.

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Mary
July 14, 2009, 9:27 pm
Filed under: childhood, happiness, home, love, memories, nature, strength | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Mary moo Mary

You were there

When the blossom

Came, Mary you

Were there when

The winter

Went, Mary you

Are here just like

A Gran.

Standing ironing

Sitting moaning,

Laughing, crying,

Listening to ‘Lipstick

On your collar,’

Telling tales from

The betting shop or

You and Marge’s

Latest trip to Wimpy,

 Brian, Moreen

Leighton,

Patrick the Irish

Queer next door.

Have some more

Cream slice,

Bread pudding,

You’ll buy four for

For me,  ‘Only a paahnd

Fifty’, to take home.

Or pie and mash for sister.

YOu? No, no you

Don’t eat like

You used to,

In the caravan,

Round, happy,

Just the sun and

Slot machines and

Walks along

The sea, girls

On leads, so’s

We dont ‘draaan’.

 

Please remember,

We thank you

And love you like a

Gran.

Grand old Mare



Got rhythm
April 5, 2009, 5:14 pm
Filed under: Cuba, dance, happiness | Tags: , , , , ,

Rumba timba samba

Cha cha Cha

Wa wan Co

Sip, gulp, kiss

 

Swing, lunge, slide

Sway hip up

Round, over Cuba libre,

Marakas  quake

Making jitter

Rythm pickups

Through the smooth

Flow of breeze from

Caribbean  waves

And the worldly gurgle of Chevrolets.



Rescue from doubt
October 21, 2008, 9:56 pm
Filed under: control, eating, happiness, healing, health, hope | Tags: , , , , ,

Patient no longer

lips warm, feet warm

Hands soft and sentient.

Gone is the rumble and

The heart ache within,

here is Life soft and sweet

And ready to eat whole,

Nothing to peel off

or hack through.

 

Eyes whole, heart WHOLE,

Life long and waiting:

Where have you been?

i’ve been expecting you all this time.’

 

‘What have you planned for me?’

 

‘Plan? You’ll see- Be kind

To yourself as you find your way, make it easy and slow, as befits a guest,

Remember, I am Life, your host,

From this life to the next.



Wakeful
June 19, 2008, 9:18 pm
Filed under: eating, happiness, healing, health, hope, pain, shame, sleep | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Firm and awake is how I feel,

Now that day is done

And night is

Come to stop

The whirr of consciousness.

Today was easy,

There was no drag,

Low air resistance and I

Soared high, even

At my desk, sat on foam.

After lunch came cruel gut,

Prompting truancy, again

the shame of crunch and swallow-

But it passed and day dawned anew

With afternoon and bloodstream teeming-

Tasks were done and now,

I’m happy to explore the night and trip on sleep, by chance,

Busy looking for a dream.



Salt Tune
June 19, 2008, 9:07 pm
Filed under: eating, food, happiness, health, hope, thrill | Tags: , , ,

Hope fits nicely into Today.

Yesterday was small,

An awkward size, to small to

Hold an egg-

It held salt, as much as filled it, instead.

Hope fits today,

Fills it full, pills

Throb through veins,

Skin drinks up the breeze,

Food floats light and

Sense is song



Guitar fun
June 13, 2008, 8:05 pm
Filed under: happiness, health, music, Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

Happy strings strike happy chords

Haphazardly, and I realise I’m

Making progress and

Heart heaves happy twang!