POETRY

The Kiss of God

“Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring) And with your hungry answers, mutedin the enormity of silent wisdom,obscuredin the forsaken mindscapes of infinity,submergedin your aching ocean of emotion the kiss of God is upon you.   Love is what we’re born with, fear is what is learned, there is [...]

By | 2012-11-30T10:14:00+00:00 November 30th, 2012|0 Comments

A Stranger’s Face

I don’t know who you are,you exist as a file on my computerand bits of memory in my mind. Mexican minstrel,a story of life to be sure,a stranger’s face,  soul’s windowsunabashedly wide open. Another place,Tlaquepaque Mexico,another time,a snapshot moment really.Me?a stranger in his reality,another gringo,from another world. Friendly facesacknowledgement unspoken,acceptance agreed,I took this photo,a stranger’s face. Copyright © Henri Ferguson 2012 All rights reserved Author Notes [...]

By | 2012-11-27T07:49:00+00:00 November 27th, 2012|0 Comments

Michelle Says

  Michelle says: I love you Henri Ferguson,you bring laughter intothe hallways of my heart,I am 16 again,a giggling schoolgirl,excited about holding hands. Life is one big adventure,and you are my adventure partner. You are my partner in love,laughter and seeing each day as a new beginning. Thank you soul mate Ferguson,thank you...~ Michelle Author NotesMichelle and I leave notes around the [...]

By | 2012-11-27T06:43:00+00:00 November 27th, 2012|0 Comments

Sparrow Nights

 Sparrow Nights: Russian name for sleepless nights with bad dreams~ David Gilmour “The Perfect Order of Things”    Sleep beckons with adamant yawns of lassitude,whilst a restive voice drones on.Mumbling pebbles skipping across a placid lake,mirrors ameandering mind in motion,spawning rippleson a surface simply seeking stillness;request denied.   My attention a bewildered apeswinging aimlessly through this subconscious junglebranch to branch,thought [...]

By | 2012-11-25T14:59:00+00:00 November 25th, 2012|0 Comments

When This is All There is

“Though much is taken, much abides”Ulysses ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson 1833We focus on loss when something is taken away,the glass on the table is unquestionably,half empty, we can see this;we sense lessfocusing on what is no longer there,we prolong and amplify,senseless: Glass half empty meetswhat’s left?meetsnot enough,meets,diminished,meetsfear,meets,glass half empty,meets,what’s left...etc  until... from our core, spontaneous compassion ignites infernos within, whereLovemeetscourage,meetsfaith,meetstrust,Fanning [...]

By | 2012-11-24T10:15:00+00:00 November 24th, 2012|0 Comments

Thy Will Be Done

His high endeavors are an inward light, that makes the path before him always bright. ~ William Wordsworth Bumps beneath the blanket,outcrops in the stream,we are allin the big picture;Inextricably linked,cogs in the wheelsof cause and effect.  Our separateness;mental constructsof ceilings in believing,first rites of refusal,spawningfunnels of desolation,in now or never land.  Choices vaporizeas polarized perceptions narrow,scrambling to recoverwhat was [...]

By | 2012-11-23T12:58:00+00:00 November 23rd, 2012|0 Comments

This Crucible of Love

"Love is the closest thing to magic" This crucible of love,where the heat of unrequited passion,distills wistful and vacuous heart vaporsto a reduction ofhollow and sterile aphorismsleaving only a sticky residue,of disenchantment and regret,calcinations of covetousness,laced with,infatuation and frivolous intent. With surgical precision, dissecting lust and love,reducing to cinders,metal from mettle,bravery from bravadothe alchemist’s Waterloo,a deflective cadenceresolving to [...]

By | 2012-11-21T10:17:00+00:00 November 21st, 2012|0 Comments

Still Waters Run Deep

  Arthur Ferguson April 25, 1920 – June 16, 2003 Dad, Uncle Arthur, Grandpa, Mr. Ferguson are some of the ways he was known to us. This extraordinary man who lived a very ordinary life has left a palpable void in our lives with his passing and left an indelible mark on all who have [...]

By | 2012-11-18T09:32:00+00:00 November 18th, 2012|0 Comments

Your Hungry Heart

"If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love"~Thich Nhat Hanh JD on ice, small talk and ashtrays,mindless conversation,you’re just a castaway,on this sea of life, without a chart.  Your darting eyes throw furtive glances,your emptinesstakes crazy chances,while trying to feed your hungry heart.  Your heart is a lonely hunter stealing softly [...]

By | 2012-11-13T08:55:00+00:00 November 13th, 2012|0 Comments

We Call this a Blue Bird Day

"Love is a friendship set to music"~ Joseph Campbell As I pulled on the cord rising blinds gave way to a mind numbing visualof snow capped mountain peaks splashed against a sky unrivalled in blue and pure, triggering a deep and heart rendering inhalation that murmurs this... is home,  on its heels a profound exhalation of tranquil reflection in grateful [...]

By | 2012-11-04T12:26:00+00:00 November 4th, 2012|0 Comments