Coconut Tree Sanctuary
A young coconut tree presence in a 100 shades of green
expanding in my mind until it takes all the space
unfolding its arms on the blue canvas of the sky
In the stillness of my mind- its universe expands
when a curtain of thoughts opens up
and the light of presence comes in
it becomes full of life
its radiant beauty- intense like fire,
burning down my mind into the ashes of myself
from where I am reborn
in the universe of a coconut tree in its green form
Peaceful destroyer, silent Shiva.
When you surrender to its burning presence
you will lose your mind, forget your story
and the Phoenix of your silent spirit
will spread its wings like the fresh fronds of a coconut tree
The tree does not compromise
it silently asks for all of you and gives all that can be given
freedom and fearlessness
when you see its beauty you are not afraid to die
it shows you That
When my self is empty of knowledge,
it gently holds a seed
that unfolds into a new life.
I find another source of knowing
that slowly guides me
through the dark night of the soul,
until the moonlight will uncover
the richness of the jungle,
where my soul lives:
the wilderness within me.
My spirit rests in presence that knows itself,
shining beyond forms of life,
embracing them in a roar of stillness.
My heart griefs all that I have to let go
to find a new soil for the tree of life.
Love for the Jungle
And how to not love this jungle life?
with its natural drama of a reversed order
of a megabat dance
Christmas decorations, soft furry creatures
A jungle choir waking you up
accompanied by a wild symphony of crickets,
langurs, and squirrels.
water buffaloes, walking lazily
to vanish under the green surface of muddy ponds
sweet cotos, with their huge curved horns
wild pigs jumping on the roads suddenly, spontaneously
green waterfalls of creepers, flowing on the aerial roots
a red white Brahminy kite singing his modern keeyew song
black forked drongo balancing on a branch
with his black forked tail pendulum