the spiritual teachers

IMG_5827out of the threads of your sacred languages
out of the spare sculpture of your homely wisdom
we formed clubs and built ironclad canon
we spawned conspiracies of hate -
now we are goose barnacles clinging to the rotting flotsam of old boats,
we are weighted with the dust of fear and the mold of suspicion

though we bluster and grandstand our way through time,
the original purity of your intentions is still rooted in Eternity,
your guileless simplicity is stronger than the dogs of war,
it is the calm light at the center of our frenzied dark
it is the grace of rain following drought,
the rivers of compassion that flow as tears

sometimes we hear your spirits whispering
in the mindful pleasure of our morning tea
in the rhythmic stirring of a pot of oatmeal
or in a fresh dawning after a tide has turned
and the wind of rectitude has cleared the air

© 2015, poem and photograph, Jamie Dedes (The Poet by Day), All rights reserved

The BeZine, a publication of Beguine Again and The Bardo Group,

is published monthly.

The August issue - Music theme - is available HERE.

The September issue is in the works.  The theme is poverty.

You are all invited to join us on September 26th for

100,000 Poets [Writers, Artists, Photographers, Musicians and Friends] for Change (100TPC),

that is for Peace, Sustainability and Social Justice.

A post will go up that day on The BeZine blog and will include directions for you to link in your own work. More details on this event HERE.

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