POETRY

About Henri Ferguson

Poetry, storytelling and song writing are members of the same family. I have a deep appreciation for the literary arts and believe that creative writing whatever its form, render a fleeting glimpse, a snippet of insight into the author's inner world. To live an unexamined life is our greatest travesty and consequently we cannot grow as we are intended to without putting ourselves under a compassionate lens of scrutiny. Writing can do this by giving us a strategy to crystallize those thoughts and emotions that so often elude clarity and self knowing. Journaling, writing poetry can be a catharsis in this process leading to a new awareness of whom and what we are. The journey of self discovery ultimately opens the door to the spiritual growth and evolution we so richly deserve.

To Catch the Fleeting Wind

  Photo Alan Breaky For it is in giving that we receive.  ~ Saint Francis of Assisi   Time does not exist; clocks exist.   Our galactic universe, of incomprehensible enormity with distances measured in light years; where our cosmic home, planet earth, is a relative speck of dust; leads me to ponder...   Might our [...]

By | 2018-03-16T12:06:35+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Fear is a Liar

“I’m an old man now. I’ve lived a long and difficult lifefilled with so many misfortunes,most of which never happened.”~ Mark TwainTears flow effortlessly these days;drops of what ifsand beleaguered whyssaturate a disconsolate heart.  It’s always dusk,pining for the lazy moon,afraid to sleep,mourning in dreadof morning missed.  Slender hopes for finer futures,desperate beliefs drenched in monsoons of [...]

By | 2017-11-17T11:24:14+00:00 April 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Be Yourself

"Be Yourself, everyone else is taken"    ~ Charles Schulz ...and who exactly is that? Who slumbers so soundly within the depths beneath the meniscus  of your narrative?   Believe the questions, question your answers, peel back those layers, go for the heart.   Distill your narrative  to energy.         Get beyond [...]

By | 2018-03-09T09:23:00+00:00 January 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Dancing Between the Raindrops

“For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.” ~ Henry Wadsworth LongfellowRunning through our songs of rain with fears that we might melt,camouflaged emotions, shadows that we’ve felt.Distant thunder on the heels  of lightning’s lethal dartpiercing through these walls of pain  weep sorrows of the heart.Tempestuous gales, tumult [...]

By | 2017-11-17T11:24:36+00:00 May 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Love Letter to Pain

“The most authentic thing about us is ourcapacity to create, to overcome, to endure, totransform, to love and to be greaterthan our suffering”~ Ben OkriDormant in perfectionsleep the flawed and mottled seeds of failure,loss and defeat,fertilized by illusionand fervent denial.Adualistic mindscapeof pass or fail,right or wrong;and where winning at any costis absoluterighteousness.Contemplative perspectives stress that life inherentlyentails [...]

By | 2017-11-17T11:24:39+00:00 May 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Love Among the Ruins

"The most valuable form of service is to fully awaken to who you are, and then live that awakening in every moment." ~ AdyashantiWhen life disintegrates before my unbelieving eyes,when viable options dry up in a sizzle,like orphaned renegade raindropson a defiant sweltering summer sidewalk,I find resolve among the ruins.When adrift and drowning in seas of shattered [...]

By | 2017-11-17T11:24:43+00:00 November 18th, 2014|2 Comments

Minding the Mirage

"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude"~ Denis Waitley In a world of black and whiteinfused withspellbinding,exhilarating,yet intangible rainbows ofyearning,intellectualized needing,ego’s covetous must haves;spursdelusional burstsof misspent drivetriggeringtoothless effortsbiting into thin air,leaving empty hands andinsatiable grasping.Frantically pursuing apparitions,clutching heartsclinging handswith needy minds,perceive [...]

By | 2017-11-17T11:24:49+00:00 September 27th, 2014|0 Comments

Connecting the Dots

"The sower may mistake and sow his peas crookedly:the peas make no mistake, but come up and show his line"~ Ralph Waldo EmersonCausalityis the relationship between an event (the cause) and a second event (the effect), where the second event is understood as a consequence of the first.Connecting these dotsof cause and effect isan apprenticeshipin [...]

By | 2017-11-17T11:24:52+00:00 August 29th, 2014|0 Comments

An Empowered Existence

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Khalil Gibran Slanted windswept rain,magnificent diamonds,illuminated byone defiant sun,superbly soak,receptive forestswith stoic mountain peaks,the silent witness.There are no contradictions in nature,there is no senseof obligation,there is no affect,no intent;only pure and simple,unapologeticcausality.Weather has no agenda,it marches onwith [...]

By | 2017-11-17T11:24:54+00:00 August 9th, 2014|0 Comments