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.

Terry Fox, a Hero’s Hero

I love your silence. It is so wise. It listens. It invites warmth. I love your loneliness. It is brave. It makes the universe want to protect you. You have the loneliness that all true heroes have, a loneliness that is a deep sea, within which the fishes of mystery dwell. I love your quest. It is noble. It [...]

By | 2017-11-17T11:25:23+00:00 August 9th, 2014|0 Comments

If Only for this Moment

Ego says; “Once everything falls into place I’ll feel peace.”Spirit says; “Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place”~ Marianne Williamson Awakening to a cantaloupe sky from pastel dreams of peaceful surrender, where what I need is what I have; a sated world devoid of cravings,if only for this moment. Mountain morning moon,unhurried, smiling,clear and [...]

By | 2017-11-17T11:25:25+00:00 June 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

A Pinnacle of Peace

Somewhere beyond the droneof the beehive psychelies a pastel mindscapeimbued with gentle huesof knowing.A perspectiveuncluttered,unhurried,free of conflict,of wants and needs;desiring-less;and here, in sated silence,serenity dwells.Paradoxically“somewhere”is here,right here,right now;not a destination,not a striving,butfeasible,accessible,attainable,doable. Not the absence of toiling in;disorder,difficulty,drudgery,chaos andconfusion;and yetstill finding;composure,  unruffled mind, calm heart,a pinnacle of peace.Copyright © Henri Ferguson 2014

By | 2017-11-17T11:25:30+00:00 February 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Willing Hostage of Hope

  "No matter how dark the situation,let me hold on to the steady light of hope" .  “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.”  ~ Emily Dickinson    Intuitive wisdom; we all have thisinfinite well of love,drawn from our soul’s aquifer, depths of higher [...]

By | 2017-11-17T11:25:32+00:00 November 21st, 2013|0 Comments

Fishtailing Into Now

“The path to true equanimity is the whole hearted, unrestricted co-operation with the unavoidable”  Tomorrow; a blurred prophecy obscure and abstract,spawning hollow threats,empty promises,predicated on perhaps.   Mental constructscontainingdelusional hopes,delirious desires,destiny’s defeats.   Today;   irrational fear embodied,maladaptivecoping strategiesdesigned to fail; as if we knew. Colliding with the unavoidable, plummeting into reality at gunpoint; ample resistance,no preparation.   Yesterday;  of course I knew, I had to, how could [...]

By | 2013-11-19T12:39:00+00:00 November 19th, 2013|0 Comments

Within the Heart

 "Soul is not a thing, but a quality or dimension of experiencing life and ourselves.It has to do with depth, value, relatedness, heart and personal substance."   ~ Thomas Moore Within the heart lies a sacred space,an arena of abiding splendor, peaceful warriors gather there,engaging strength with soft surrender.Unwrapping presence of letting go,inhaling challenge; gifts from the [...]

By | 2013-11-14T13:59:00+00:00 November 14th, 2013|0 Comments

This, Only This

“This existence of ours is as transient as autumn cloudsTo watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance.A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky,Rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain”.~ Buddha(563 - 483 BC) ...and when I’m still,my world draws into focus,my [...]

By | 2013-11-03T14:25:00+00:00 November 3rd, 2013|0 Comments

Why Men Could “Choose” to do Yoga

The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.~ Chinese Proverb    Why men could choose to do yoga.     The operative word here is “choose”; it’s always about choice in everything we do.  We try to make karmically correct choices when we hold a conscious perceived value in what we [...]

By | 2013-10-19T13:27:00+00:00 October 19th, 2013|0 Comments

Love is All That Matters

Photo - www.aman-rai.com"To be happy in this world, especially when youth is past, it is necessary to feel oneself not merely an isolated individual whose day will soon be over, but part of the stream of life flowing on from the first germ to the remote and unknown future." ~ Bertrand Russell  When ancient eyes of [...]

By | 2013-09-30T13:20:00+00:00 September 30th, 2013|2 Comments

Anna, a Celebration of Life

"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place"  ~ Kurt VonnegutAnna Bertha Cohen-Ferguson;names with originsspanning diverse lineages and [...]

By | 2013-09-23T11:03:00+00:00 September 23rd, 2013|2 Comments