Monday, September 27, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Beast

Like a lion tamer
poking his foolish head
into the jaws
of the beast in the spotlight,
I have pushed myself
into the unwise corners
of life, never certain
if the great cat may be
hungry, may be angry,
or simply curious
about my flavor,
the furious cracking
of my whip.

~ Ralph Murre

Image is from a photo found online, photographer not known, my heavy-handed digital manipulation. ~ RM

Thursday, September 09, 2010


come now
applaud with me
the ordinary magic
of sea and sky
and sand forever
and never changing
let us make a pilgrimage
of great faith
let us ring bells
and keep promises
~ ralph murre