I’M LOOKING OVER THE LIFE THAT LIVES ME

I’M LOOKING OVER THE LIFE THAT LIVES ME

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Drawn

To reflect

On the life

That has tricked me,

The life that has blessed me,

I am enticed,

Yes, drawn,

Like a moth into neon light,

To that wonderful

And popular love song

of my early childhood:

 

I’m Looking Over

A four-leafed clover

That I overlooked before.

One leaf is sunshine;

The second is rain;

Third is the roses

That grow in the lane;

No need explaining

The one remaining

Is somebody I adore.

I’m looking over

A four leafed clover

That I overlooked

Before.

 

I see now;

That somebody

“I overlooked before”

Has all too often

Been that

Altogether Me

I kept

hidden

From myself.

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STAR CREATURES

STAR CREATURES

The morning sun

does not

“come up.”

Our cosmic lifeline

does not “rise.”

Daylight happens

because

we twirl

around

in a circle;

we awaken from

the visions

of the night

and venture

into

the Quests

born each moment.

How we perceive

and receive

and conceive

each Quest

opens and closes

the star stuff

born from a

prodigious void,

framing every tomorrow

into Now.

-Hal Edwards

Wauconda

October 16, 2012

 

IF I CAN LIVE

IF I CAN LIVE

Sunrise in Puerto Vallarta, pix by Hal Edwards

If I can live
into the face of
living and dying
into my final breath,
and into death itself,
with
every amend made,
every prayer prayed,
every inner idiot embraced,
every debt paid,
every relationship healed,
every opposite integrated,
every imperfection owned,
every gift offered up,
then my act of dying
is an offering of love
which can never perish.