January First - For 2020
Captain, oh Captain,
The ship left port early morning
with a bright sky, few clouds,
Gulls anxious for adventure.
This first day belonging to all aboard,
a passage to believing in more
resurrection for the decade.
The sails filling with new air
full of strength, purpose, and resolve
leaving patterns of the old world.
The new world ahead
a new crew of ideas, passions, and possibilities,
no longer an anchor to the past
trusting the winds of movement
to explore another shore.
Captain, oh Captain
I trust the sea-worthy ship
countless years of experience
navigating treacherous waters of a restless mind.
There must be calm waters ahead.
There must be an island, a harbor
Captain, oh Captain
tell me there is such a place.
with quiet and solitude.
that will accept and hold
a weary anchor.
In the fall of 2017 he declared himself a full-time poet and writer, and committed to have a book of poetry published. The book is mostly Haiku and a few other favorite poems. He learned Haiku from his work with Angeles Arrien Ph.D., a cross-cultural anthropologist, over the course of seven years.
He writes poetry concerned with the “Human Condition," and such topics as Awareness, Transformation, and Deep Intuition. He seeks to inspire and motivate people, with articles, podcasts, creativity workshops, and poetry to recognize their own deep creative spirit and to express that to the world. He believes everything we do on earth is a creative act, and being creative is an act of self-love.
Toughts About My First Book
My teachers and mentors say that I have always been a poet, but it wasn’t until the fall of 2017 that I read in Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way about the “shadow artist” and realized that it was time for me to step out from behind being a shadow poet and commit, take a stand, and publish a book of poetry. I didn’t know how that would happen at the time but I had undergone enough training in my master’s in organization development plus many seminars in leadership, marketing, and many other disciplines that I felt I could create a book. I also felt it was time to trust the Universe and let go of how this creation might happen.