life: acoustic & amplified

poetry, quotes & thoughts about life

morning and evening

And still now every morning,

each momentary wish for healing

is a risk, a wakening call

to change, to choose,

to leave so much behind,

and be again made new.

– Steve Garnaas Holmes

It was a quiet way—
He asked if I was his—
I made no answer of the Tongue
But answer of the Eyes—
And then He bore me on
Before this mortal noise
With swiftness, as of Chariots
And distance, as of Wheels.
This World did drop away
As Acres from the feet
Of one that leaneth from Balloon
Upon an Ether street.
The Gulf behind was not,
The Continents were new—
Eternity it was before
Eternity was due.
No Seasons were to us—
It was not Night nor Morn—
But Sunrise stopped upon the place
And fastened it in Dawn.


It was a quiet way by Emily Dickinson

onder if writing this poem

will spill you out of me

through my fingertips

will the ink become your blood

this paper your skin

for me to touch

again and again?

I wonder if stretching my hands to the sky,

while standing on my tiptoes

will release your wings

so you can fly free with me

into the starry sky

discovering all the worlds we have inside?

I wonder if I stand as tall, and as still, as a tree

you will come to me

climb up inside me

twist your arms and legs into my branches

hold me close and never let me go?

I wonder if I sing you a love song

if I will become a part your soul

and you part of mine

both of us sewn within these chords

of mine and yours

absorbing each other

into our very dna?

Will we become each other?

Forever becoming each other's other?

mirrors of beauty

to dance inside the aleph

where heaven meets the earth?

I sit here alone with my feeling heart

I think of you

and I wonder….


Amy Lloyd

Now in the blessed days of more and less

When the news about time is that each day

there is less of it I know none of that

but walk out through the early garden

only the day and I are here with no

before or after and the dew looks up

without a number or a present age


Dew Light by W. S. Merwin

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