Tag Archives: Nature

POEM: The Hit and Myth Nature of Cautionary Tales

Indigenous peoples have a legendary way of introducing stories: “This story may not have happened, but that doesn’t mean that the story isn’t true.” This is a way of pointing out that mere facts are not the only material for … Continue reading

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POEM: The Dumbest Thing I Ever Metaphor

This poem is a tribute to the dumbfounding reality that speaking about God is extremely dangerous, almost as dangerous as not speaking about God. I am perpetually drawn to contemplating ultimate concerns, which naturally outline one’s respective, or irrespective, views … Continue reading

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POEM: Engendering God

I have found at times that people seem more able to describe who God isn’t than who God is. Of course, discussing the nature of God at all is problematic. As I often say, there is only one thing more … Continue reading

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POEM: The Hole In My Well — Being

This poem is a playful testament to the wellspring of nature, both of the natural world which makes our life possible and the human spirit which has the potential to uplift life and awe creation. Of course, there is an … Continue reading

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POEM: Unentitled Ekphrasis 247

Ekphrasis is a description of a work of visual art produced as a rhetorical or literary exercise. This ekphratic poem is about the classically unassuming (“unentitled”) still life painting of a bowl of fruit. Since this type of painting is … Continue reading

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POEM: The Lamb and The Lyin’

Violence often seems to be second nature, obvious or inescapable. Perhaps violence is inescapable because it begets itself, setting up new rounds of consequences where further violence begs further violence. Violence begetting itself may just be the manifestation of the … Continue reading

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POEM: A Big Rock in a Bigger Pond

This poem plays with the metaphor of the many ripples of life set in motion by epic forces that set up an existential dance with the universe… A Big Rock in a Bigger Pond In mist of the universe Plunges … Continue reading

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POEM: It is I, Can You Not Hear Me?

This poem is an ode to nature speaking to us, and in particular exploring the notion of Nature or God as a subject, not mere object or inert matter, but infused with spirit. It is I, Can You Not Hear … Continue reading

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POEM: A Tao-ish Poem

I am not really a Taoist, but I am Tao-ish. This poem is for all of us whose search for freedom and justice pays close attention to the complimentary nature of reality, the yin and yang. Of course, that which … Continue reading

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POEM: Not Enough Knew Words

This poem is yet another tribute to the unfathomable, infinitely ineffable muse calling up new words and word plays to manifest her unending nature. Not Enough Knew Words Sew What’s up I can’t seam Too get my fill In this … Continue reading

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POEM: Secret Quest

This poem plays with the intrinsically obscure interior nature of subjective experience. While one may want to speak of potentially mystical or God experiences, there is an irreducible aspect that cannot be reliably verified, at least in the typical scientific … Continue reading

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POEM: A Roomy Poem

A Roomy Poem I found myself In a room larger than I’d ever been Witnessing untold luxuries Treasures seen by so few Jealously wandering and wondering Who so ever in habits Could ever holy know I really due Need To … Continue reading

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POEM: Mother Earth Riffed

I have literally cried for daze with wildfire smoke in my eyes. I pine for the daze where the earth on fire was largely a metaphor. This poem was delivered from purgatory. Mother Earth Riffed We live (sic) In a … Continue reading

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POEM: What Cannot Be Forest Upon Mother Nature

What Cannot Be Forest Upon Mother Nature As man expired His last Once agin Mother Nature breathed in A parent excrement Concrete and steel Leaving not Even a scratch In geologic time Merely having caught a cold Cold virus Feverish … Continue reading

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POEM: God’s Tell

God’s Tell Is it just Another day Like any other Inner changeable Who could tell? And there I was Mining my own busyness When it came to pass God winked at me I timidly wavered back Yet setting off A … Continue reading

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POEM: God’s Lazy As

God’s Lazy As Thanks for nudging me From oblivion In too existence A billion years Of Sundays Ought too due Accept fore sustaining me Every nanosecond What have you Done form me Lately I find a deep source of gratitude … Continue reading

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POEM: The Ins and Outs of Breathing

Which is better To breathe in or out At their annual convention This was the question Of the year Not a moment Too soon As immanent researchers congregated Took sides Gave talks Of oxygen and carbon dioxide Aerobic capacity and … Continue reading

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INAUGURAL Public Health Radio Show on WAKT, 106.1 FM Toledo — Just For The Health of It: Medicare For All and Toledo Democracy Day

After years in the waiting and making, I am proud to announce the inaugural show of my public health radio show, Just for the Health of It,  on WAKT, 106.1 FM Toledo (ToledoRadio.org). Just for the Health of It brings you new … Continue reading

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Testimony for National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service — END DRAFT REGISTRATION

I prepared the below testimony to present at a public meeting in Chicago before the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service, a commission created by Congress to deal with questions of draft registration, most specifically, whether to end … Continue reading

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BICYCLING POEM: Mother Earth And Her Cycles

Mother Earth Has her cycles Look out! Respect her cycles Don’t be a fossil fool Ride that bike! Powered by living humans Not dead relics Exorcise those fossils, fool! Ride that bike! Get that warm feeling And cool breeze The … Continue reading

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