Beyond the world of discovery that music has been for me, there was always the bigger world, the universe of questions about what we’re a part of, how it works, and how to best fit into the larger whole.

My love of words, a fascination with scientific, philosophical, and spiritual inquiry, and a quiet determination to learn how to be a better human (and a happier man) have led me on a path of shaping my experience, breath by breath, into poems.

Here are some of them.

A Birthday Gift

February 21, 2021

On this day, many a year ago,
my mother gave me the gift of life.

And today, my life has given me
the gift of another year.

What more could I ask for,
than this incredible adventure,
to be alive
on a new day?

a flock of birds

February 17, 2021

I saw a flock of birds
reeling across the sky
with boundless Grace,
and thought:”How beautiful they are!”,
as if they were separate from me.

But if these eyes that see them
are part of the same One as they are,
then their Grace is not theirs alone,
but is mine, as well.

Your Opinions

February 9, 2021

Don’t let your opinions
stand between you
and the world.

Let it in,
just as it is,
and all its wonders
will reveal themselves.

Three Questions

February 7, 2021

What if each of us
let the house of cards
that is our ego
tumble under its own weight,
or be blown apart
by the winds of change,
until we are revealed,
naked
in our true nature,
like snowflakes
in a snowstorm,
each as important
or unimportant
as the next,
each one
an expression
of the all?


Why are we blinded
by our own uniqueness,
numb to the warm embrace
of everything we are a part of,
that is a part of us?


When will we tire
of building ourselves up,
and let ourselves relax
into the beautiful chaos
of this life?

How You Meet the World

December 13, 2020

Meet the world with friendliness,
and each moment becomes a dance.

Meet it with aggression,
and it becomes an endless war.

Tracks

December 1, 2020

You might as well
try to steer a train
as try to control
your life.

Trust the tracks
that chance and karma
have laid down for you,
and be ever alert
for moments of mindful action,
when you may switch
to a different path,
or choose to slow down,
or speed up,
or stop.

In all your other moments,
learn to sit back
and enjoy the ride.

Letting Go

December 1, 2020

Let go of the struggle
to be any different
from exactly the way
you are right now.

This is the blissful moment,
like a clear sky,
that is always to be found
behind the clouds of judgement.

Thankful

November 26, 2020

I am thankful
for this beautiful world,
and for all the people
I share its abundance with.

I am thankful
for this body
that lets me walk around
this beautiful world.

I am thankful
for each chance I am given
to be thankful.

Moment By Moment

November 23, 2020

Sometimes,
the more I think about life,
the worse it looks.

But the more I LIVE my life
(and the less I think abut it),
the better it feels.

A More Perfect Vessel

November 14, 2020

I am aspiring
to become empty-headed,
so the world may flow through me
unbounded,
and I may be a more perfect vessel
for its miracles.