Archive for the Poetry category

October 23rd, 2006

An Eagle Soars

Posted in Poetry by Mark

An eagle soars heavenward
The temporal winds unwind
And with a clammering of
Claws and squawks,
Its talons rip and beak bit
The prey torn and bloodied
Breathes last gasps and gurgles,
With an elegance only death
Can lend, to the eagles dance,
The prey it’s last breath
And the eagle its lunch…took!

October 23rd, 2006

The Art II

Posted in Poetry by Mark

The art it spoke,
Of distance, things,
And bygone times,
Kindred spirits,
And riddled rhymes.

The images,
Sometimes clear,
And then again not,
Of seamless ages
And countless faces.

Whence came the muses
I know not,
Of the many faces,
I have now forgot.

When The Buddha smiled
I laughed,I wept,
Oblivion beckoned,
But I declined,
Ignorance became my bliss.

October 23rd, 2006

A Shadow Of A Gunman

Posted in Poetry by Mark

In Memory of Captain Michael Dwyer 4th battalion. My Grandfather

A shadow of a gunman
Haunts my earliest recollections,
Of past deeds, of heroes hung,
Of Erin’s Isle with her
Child like dreams,
Shattered by gunfire
Bombs and screams.

My earliest dreams
Were of peace and freedom,
For a love lorn land,
The dreams faded,
The years now grow long,
But the deeds remain
The ghosts refrain.

“Is there an Erin for me to love?”

“Erin Go Braugh”

October 23rd, 2006

The Art III

Posted in Poetry by Mark

The Art is a mirror to some
And a fathomless pit to others,
Simply put, you will only find in this Art
What is already in your own heart.
This Art puts nothing into a persons soul,
It simply let its out….
It allows light to shine,
Where only darkness dwelt.
And now as I take my leave
And bow my head to rest,
I smile in the knowledge,
That I really did my best.

October 23rd, 2006

Above & Beyond

Posted in Poetry by Mark

Above and beyond
I am nothing
But as the light dims
I find myself bathed
In a selfless love.

As love encompasses all
Without this understanding
Our ignorance will destroy us
Seamless unity must prevail
Gaps, cracks and flaws
Will engulf us all.

We need a Purity
Of heart and mind
A body guided by
Mindful intent
Instilled with a love
And a grace that awaits us.