Sensing

Ruts of sunlight
                       cascade
grainy notes
                  instinctually
sequenced
                in pre-shadowed
pattern:
            leaf, branch and tree
in four dimension,
                           blaze
at vision's swaying
                           tip.
  
 
 

Unconcealed

Toward the world  
                          as journey, process
of removing and
                        progressing in sight:
 
disclosed,  
               depending on how seen,
ever as something
                           beyond grasp.
 
 

 
Without Language

As clouds or crowds
                              arise from fiery embers:
a snake biting,  
                      interlocking its tail -
not the mechanism
                            of thought or translation,
but embodied and seen
                                  as step “set down”.
 
 

 
Progeny

In dark nest,
                   transformed
to infant kick
                   and shimmering cry,
held cold and wrung
                              at clank
of stellar dust.
 


 
Journey

Symbols from nowhere,
                                   fire, nowhere,
intensify forest,
                       valley, desert...

Season and marvel
                            bed down
to greet feathered day
                                at each wave's cauldron:
some hundred or so
                              in that half-light
of rasping sound
                         in pre-dawn abundance.

Leaping in odyssey:
                             friezes, epics,
mastery of code
                        scrawled across heaven,
grown into earth.
                          Conscious, of lungful restless
step, harmonic and fiery
                                   elevations – untold telling.

Present at era's brink
                               to deep time,
organic rhythm -
                         blue-specked flights
of intimacy drawn
                          in tidal mud, pass
 
on in breaths, remain.


  © Michael Lee Rattigan 2013