I see a past life connection in your eyes And yet here we are standing right Tao I see a past life connection in your eyes Now is all we have right now When your rat scurries from the comfortable woodpile in the darkness of twilight The spider in me gets out her pen to write The thunder sounds and the lightning strikes And still the dark night walks in sunlight Well I had a whale of a time docking in your shores And yet I stayed anchored in with my first mate Well I had a whale of a time docking in your shores My urges are tidal and my waters a perfect storm Now here I sit while gazing on the lake Wondering if you’re if you’re thinking of me while lying awake The clouds roll in and the lightning strikes And still the dark night walks in sunlight There’s an echo in a hidden crevasse Calling out from the Great Void I’ve heard before There’s an echo in a hidden crevasse A rapturous choir I’ll sing some more I’ve been hiking these trails with one foot in spirit, one foot in ground Gazing o’er summits once lost and found The wind cries out and the butterflies take flight And still the dark night walks in sunlight Now I’m making my way down from the mountaintop A message from Mother Nature I’ll share with you all Sending peace out tweets to my peeps in the woods Mother Nature’s direction I can’t foretell The past is gone and the future’s undone But here we stand in Unity as One The sun will rise and the moon shines And still the dark night walks in sunlight
About the Poet:
Ari Bouse is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, ReikiMaster, Published Author, and Educator. He has over 20 years of social work experience, and has been working in Public Schools in Maine, for the past 15 years. Ari has been a husband for decades, a dad for many years, and an animal lover too. Also, Ari chairs the Wellness Committee, facilitates the Mental Health Awareness Team, and serves as co-advisor for a Civil Rights Team in the school community he works in. Ari was born in Alaska, grew up in the MidWest, and New England, and lived in Australia while studying abroad in College. He has hiked in the Andean mountain range in Venezuela, and also all of the 48/4000 footers in the old White Mountains of New Hampshire. Ari’s name means lion in Hebrew, he was born in the Chinese year of the tiger, has lineage connections to a band of gypsies that fled Spain to Italy during the Inquisition, Judy Garland, and the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.
Thank you for publishing my poem on your website Tiffany. Also, really appreciate the artistic juxtoposition of the feminine image, as well as black background/white lyrics. Very Yin and Yang. Happy New Year!
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