Blue Wind

If the
Glory viewed
From above
The abyss
Were not
So intense,
If the
Blue Wind
Sang some
Other song,
Would I
Remain suspended,
Whirling colors,
Mysterious in
Infinite sky?
Can all
Heavens be
Held in
Two hands,
And scattered
As Dazzling
Crystal raindrops
Flung wide
By spinning
Rainbow Light?
Prayer is
Not compelled
By wishes.
Bear… 08.11.2015


Dry Lightening

I am here
like a vapor
Like mist
But I am dry
I am smoke
I sparkle static
Over quaking earth
Hummock insecure
Stomp dancing
Bears send
Percussive shivers
Shells rattle
Each step
Soon filled
Nearby the
Peat burns
The pines burn
Hot I burn
Lightening fire
Dry storm ignited
Lifting billows
Of smoke visible
One hundred miles
I follow the smoke
I have become smoke
My dreams
My strength
My prayers
My devils
Myself destroyed
The smoldering air
To merge with
Electric clouds
Arching sky synapse
Of no rain
St. Elmo’s fire
Is purple blue
The air is green
I was a tree
Now I am brown
Smoke rising
Drifting I
See my mother
Behind the
Rainless clouds
A rainbow speaks
Not by water
But by fire
Is flying
Bear … 06.22.2015

Dust Bowl PBS Documentary by Ken Burns

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Dust Bowl   PBS  Documentary by Ken Burns