Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Poem: Choice

What choice is there?

This life of promises,

Broken; walls appear

In unexpected places,

Dreams shift and darken

in the fitful sleep

of daily life.  The

dull plodding, the

shuffle of unwanted

burden, responsibility

Where is the bright hope

of youth?

O oblivion of childish

hopes, carnival of

lost innocence/innocents...


Turn the shuffle of

disillusion to the lift

step, move,

lift, step, move, lift

step, move of

walking meditation

In the center, choose

your Way out

of the dark

(c) 24 March 2014

Suzy Jacobson Cherry

Photo from Buffalo Niagara Gardening

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Poem: Under Stars

Under stars
They lay prone, backs
Flat, bending blades
Fragrant grasses,
Fresh mowed autumn
Fingers interlaced, they
Speak of the vast
Unknown, silently
Aware of attraction
Mysterious electricity
Tingling, unspoken yearning
This moment of eternity,
A memory

© 6 September 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Poem: This Autumn Day

There is Love
This Autumn Day
Though sweltering in 
Desert heat
And the knowledge
Of fires and the 
Burning political unrest
In far away places
There is Love
Knowing that though
Hearts burn with
Unrequited desire, and
Souls burn for freedom
While children sink
Below the depths, still
In the light of Faith
There is Hope
In the warmth of Hope
There is Love
At the tips of our fingers
In the corners of our hearts
In the shadows of tears
Though sweltering in
Desert heat
This Autumn day
There is Love

(c) 17 August 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Poem: The Perfect Day

This day, the perfect
Day, as any other
The sun has risen, there is still
The song of birds at my window
Light breeze dapples sunlight
Between leaves, wafting
Fresh green scent from
Herbs freshly watered
This day, a new
Day, a new vision of hope
Without which there could
Be no other perfect days
No other recollections of love
Nor expectations of wonder
The sun has risen, and I
In my heart know
That the moon will rise
Bright in the night
To shine upon my dreams
Once again

(c) 29 May 2013

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Senryu: Seer

Un-foretold future

Nevertheless reminds us

That someone awaits

© 20 May 2013

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Poem: Meet You There

Eyes closed in the twilight
Of sleep, the moment between
……………..Here and there………………
Diving into black, starlit waters
Inhale the coolness of night
Break through the surface
Of gentle waters, step
Onto sands of shifting Time
We are there, gathered beneath
The bending tree of our own
              Mine is Willow….
                          We wait for you….

(c) 5 March 2013