BeliefI believe in myself,Belief by johnfinch
my love, God, and flowers,
in no particular order,
for I love myself as she loves me
and I love her as she loves herself
she is a flower, dew-dropped,
she holds my hands and wears flower-prints
as we walk through holy gardens
and God is all around and in,
and the flowers let me feel it,
like her skin pressed to my palm,
like her soul, holy, inwoven into mine,
like God, holy, inwoven to the all
our love, holy, inwoven into all …
Jazz Fragment (Bird) II“Even the birds make it.”Jazz Fragment (Bird) II by johnfinch
– Henry Miller
I think after
the two of us pass
I'd like to come back
just for one more go 'round
this time as birds flyin' 'round
loving you and cooing
in the early morning sun –
singing a lovely song …
Stars and FliesLike a moth I've made pilgrimagesStars and Flies by emilygolightly
and battered my face
against the rays of stars
to feel their grace,
their language of silence
that my tongue cannot break.
I've found expanses
too far for wings
or fingers to touch.
I've bent and scraped my hands
tearing down the walls
for angels, seen the giant disappear
laughing over the mountain;
stood dumbly at the broken cross
of a light I do not understand.
One day like flies
the words will crawl
then I will be
I just wanted to give you all a quick update on what is on the horizon—
I am in the very final stages of proofing the followup to Willows, titled, 'Flowers and Jazz.' I am really excited to get it out to you all—it should be out by the end of August.
I did quite a bit of traveling this summer, so I had very limited access to internet, but I am back at home now, so that situation is remedied. Back to university in a couple weeks...
I hope you all are well.