haiku: cosmic experience

haiku: cosmic experience

in times of union
bridging all separation
self melts into light

Herb Stone
here&now working poetry
May 2, 2021

photo by Herb Stone
‘Sun Breaking through on the Beach’

poem: awakening, transforming, transcendent, immanent, oneing

poem: awakening, transforming,
transcendent, immanent, oneing

soul glimpsing a wholeness (holiness)
beyond the fragmented self,
experiencing the inner Self

in quietude from the chaos,
flowing into pure being
of no-self beyond all boundaries

thus knowing the way:

of the Cosmic Christ,
the kingdom of God,
the kin-dom of belonging,
Authentic Community,
Tao, Nirvana, Ananda

So’ham
Tat Tvam Asi
That I Am
So Be It
Ashe
Amen

Herb Stone
here&now working poetry
April 17, 2021

art image ‘Release Your Inner Beauty’
by Julia Watkins

Reflection: early morning ramble of an ole man

Reflection: early morning ramble of an ole man

Up early as always, writing and working on numerous new projects, I feel the need to move and clear my head which has become cluttered of late.

So out the door for a ramble around the house and property. Today I notice our first iris have bloomed, and the garden needs an overdue weeding like my mind!

Yes, I am feeling very creative and productive these days, and I feel I need to better channel this energy and become more focused. At 73, I am working as much as I ever have in my life with what matters most to my heart, soul, and spirit.

I just need to re-center back within my Self and follow the natural rhythm of life’s paradoxical tensions. Stop grasping and holding on too long, instead flowing from our center, engaging and withdrawing, remembering it is about the journey and not the destination.


poem: lucid dreams conversation

poem: lucid dreams conversation

do you know where this is?
our home in Nashville.
I thought it was the farm.

come on, I say,
let’s get the day started
let’s see what we can do

whatever it is
it won’t be much
just a little bit

there will be time for naps
and dreams spanning a lifetime
on this voyage of transfiguration

Herb Stone
here&now working poetry
March 25, 2021

photo by Herb Stone
‘Sweet Dreams’

Author’s note: The daily conversations
of a care giver for their Beloved sharing
eternal Life and Love.

haiku: the rhythm of the body

haiku: the rhythm of the body

our internal clock
craves light at dawn and sunset
recalibrating

Herb Stone
here&now working poetry
February 23, 2021

video by Herb Stone
“ Dawn’s Light and Bird Song”

(reader’s note: Thanks to my wise
Facebook friend, Marva Lee Weigelt,
for her recent post about our bodies
need for natural light at dawn and
sunset to help our circadian
rhythms regulate our alertness and
relaxation and our overall health
functioning. And so this morning, I
stand outside for a few minutes of
mindfulness as the birds sing. It is
a natural high!)