Slow

Slow

Driving

Talking

Eating

Walking

Thinking

Listening

Loving

Go Slow

 

[Written for fellow A.D.D., busy, task-addicted, adrenaline junkies like myself]Read the rest

Silence and Solitude

Silence2Day started well … a walk, silence, conversation, coffee. 

Serenity invaded by noise.  
Walking away now …

… Slow down

An invitation … to silence … 
Just to BE.  
Sit down … stay awhile

No rush … no hurry 
Still 
Peace.Read the rest

Prophets

ProphetProphets are poets
Wordsmiths and craftsmen
Musicians who muse

Prophets are seers
Artists and artisans 
Visionaries who venture

Ears always open
Listening to hear
Waiting for words 
Attentive to sound

Eyes always open 
Looking to see
Watching for pictures
Observant to images

Bushes still burn 
God waits to see
Most pass on by
Few stop to look

God's heart, God's mind 
Pathos and ethos then logos 
Words with power 
To change and transform

Where are the prophets?Read the rest

A Very Different World

NyCars replace donkeys
The pub over the synagogue
Image over character
Looks trump who you are
Crowded yet lonely
Advanced yet stunted
Welcome to our world

Yet people are still the same
Hungry and thirsty
For meaning and friendship
God is still the same too
Speaking through burning bushes
When people take time to look

Busy, busy, always in a hurry
Faster than ever before 
Distraction, obsession, boredom 
Attention deficit disorder 
Quickly moving on to what's next
Hardly noticing … no time

Packed but empty lives
More turns out to be less 
Slow is actually fast 
And less is really more 
Simplicity calls 
To love and be loved 
That's all …

A very different world.Read the rest

My Poetry

PoetryRhythm more than rhyme
Feelings over form
Words over whatever

No thunder
No lightning
Just a whisper

Listen then write
Read then listen
Inspired circle

Express the heart
Tease the mind
Stir the spirit

Articulate life
Words have power
Shape your world

Never the same
See the change
Transformation

[Mark Conner – January 23rd, 2014]

Next Poem – A Very Different WorldRead the rest