To Begin

the dawn breaks the gloom
the talk comes to animation
the spirit approaches to bloom
while eyes are closed
the mind scribbles notes
to be clothed in costume

and in a little while
the aurora rushes in the early morn
wooden chair and table on the watch
black and white colors on a batch
become a manuscript
of golden words from a shoestring catch




Flowers That Won’t Bloom

image credit : tree of life
when flowers won’t bloom anymore
what purpose should they give
to brighten the mornings with their colors
what smell should they burst
to stand guard every scent of dreams
how high should they thrive and rise
to stay upright reaching for the sky
how long should they exist
to entice the water up to their barks and leaves
how far should their roots
go deeper underground and explore
the nutrients of the solid sea
the wheel of succession will tell
when everything completes the loop
and ready to begin new lives
sewing threads of the era
that once there were flowers
that won’t bloom