The Art of Authority in Print

Frames  ivory, stone,

Level to millimeter-

Air-brushed gleaming glass.


Presentation sound,

work of sages skill, wisdom-

persuade by art’s charm.


Common Problems

Grey shores sediments,

Tried by tender feet;

Each tiny stone reminder

Of the trials that we meet.

Oceans sweep out,

Some in neat rows;

still cycles note,

life will still close.


In the quiet, in the stillness,

Your soul can be unbound;

that voice to your spirit

joyful when you’re found.

The beginning may contain

bitter, gasping tears,

full radiance, grace plain

In contrast to your fears.

Seed of faith nestled,

living water coaxes out,

Tremulous new steps,

beaming smile and a shout.


Wind chime tings, life’s humid dreams,

stilted breeze on my cheek;

reality not what it seems

to both the proud and to the meek.

Citronella makes it’s vain attempt

to repel blood thirsty insects;

a smack of palm will condemn

them in mid-ingest.

Creator has given time,

this moment I will thank;

for beauty, sunset and sunrise,

and molten gold on lake.


Strength to Strength

Strength to strength, to speed of time-

zeal with love, melodic chime.

Fetal, to upright, stretch and grow,

In His strength, send off the foe.

Terms, surrender, captive to free;

choice and change a certainty.