For my teacher Murshid Saadi Shakur Chishti…
Another Winter Solstice came and went
Another cosmic New Year unheeded
Another year our Sun to circumvent
Another of life’s chapters conceded.
Another new Moon now in Capricorn
Another resolution to be made
Another waxing for another dawn
Another invocation to be prayed.
Another circle of seasons un-wound
Another gift of beauty and being
Another chance for what’s lost to be found
Another time for seeking and dreaming.
Another clean page upon which to walk
Another opportunity to love
Another string of secrets to unlock
Another fortune in the stars above.
Another path to embrace and follow
Another moment of meditation
Another horizon for tomorrow
Only the One brings peace and perfection.
To all my friends and followers here on WordPress…
The above poem is a long overdue offering to you all for this New Year, 2017.
It has been quite a while since I posted here on my Poetry Blog and life has taken many twists and turns over the last six months or so. This visit is a fleeting one as I depart for Australia a week tomorrow and will be away staying with a friend for 9+ weeks and travelling mostly up the east coast and also to Tasmania. Time to recharge the creative batteries methinks. I have not stopped writing: far from it, perhaps writing more than ever- even short stories now. I have joined a local writers’ group and am enjoying the live human contact and dynamics that such a group has to offer, not to mention critique of one’s work.
We recently produced a CD and accompanying anthology of poetry and prose called Simply Read Too by Lanark Writers. The latter is available from amazon.co.uk for Kindle.
I hope that when I return from ‘Oz’ I will be able to juggle, balance and devote time accordingly to both my real-life and www. writings!
Best Wishes to you All until my return. 🙂