The Unknown Lodger

I awoke this morning
and you were gone
So many years you’d lodged
unsuspected in this house
Until today I saw you
The soulless trespasser
who stole my very life

Oh, I do not hate you, for
you knew not who you were
or what you did
I pity all of your
unnecessary suffering
and struggles to survive

No doubt you will wish
to visit once in a while
It will be different now
As a guest you will
be tolerated here
But never again
allowed to reside

For I have seen through
your cunning disguise
And now I am free

Glastonbury Festival

A momentary dream,
a world within a world,
has arisen in Avalon
That mythic land
of Grail and legend

Came gathered together
a merry band of mystics
In tipis and yurts and
crazy-painted buses
To imagine a new land
of enlightenment and peace

Leatherworkers, carvers,
Tinkers and jewelers
Buskers, hustlers,
Dealers and stealers
Jugglers, clowns,
Mimes and comedians
Visionaries, prophets,
Poets and artists
Stoned astronomers lecturing
at two in the morning to
starry-eyed children of
the glory of the Sun

We did dawn meditation with
The Hiroshima Peace Flame
as the Tor rose up from the mist
We danced to trance at midnight
as flaming lanterns flew high
to honor the full solstice moon

For a few days we were
in a land called possibility,
but all dreams come to an end
Dispersed again, slowly we headed
back to the gray lands beyond

But in our eyes new light shone,
and in our hearts burned a fire
For our spirits tasted a freedom
that had transformed our souls.

Liebster Blog Award

Many thanks to Priyesh, who has nominated a finger pointing for the Liebster Blog award. This award is for blogs with less than 200 followers, so it is a nice way to bring worthy new blogs a bit of attention. I am honored that Priyesh would include me in his choice of five nominations for the award. Priyesh is a wonderful guy with a big heart, so please visit his blog about all things connected with meditation: Meditation 4 All

The rules for receiving the award are:

  1. link back to the blogger who nominated you
  2. nominate five blogs with fewer than 200 followers
  3. let nominees know by leaving a comment on their sites
  4. add the award image to your site

Selecting just five nominees from the many great blogs out there is hard, but here we go:

  1. Angela Hickman
  2. g.e.
  3. Just This
  4. unsungpoet
  5. Worldly Winds

Many thanks to everyone who reads a finger pointing; I value you all. I have been quite sick the past few days, but plan to be back blogging very soon.

Dawn meditation

Morning at sunrise
Buttocks on zafu
The monkey chatters
and throws bananas
Knee joints tremble
and grind out pain

Frogs croak
Cattle moan
A donkey complains
Birds sing in the dawn
Sunlight stripes the floor

Slowly, slowly
Eternal stillness is sensed
Embracing pain, chattering,
songs and complaints

Then just awareness of




Arising and passing
as mind dissolves into


Soul Journey

The walls fell away,
my soul flew out into space
Became one of the beings
of the heavenly race

A light shone in darkness
Only love all around
Angel voices within
told me something profound

Something too long forgotten
sought after so many years
Then awakening came
and slayed all my fears

This time for good
I knew my true worth
And that heavenly light
now shines here on Earth