Dragon’s Blood

 

The Dragon’s Blood Tree

Bleeds a crimsom sap for Jascha

His violin shines

A Billion Years Ago

Maroon Bells, Colorado. Image courtesy of Donald Lindsey

A Billion Years Ago

Iron oxide rose

The ground heaved and belched *

Rocky Mountains form

 

* “And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so.” (Genesis 1:7).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Banishment Is Bliss

Photo courtesy of Donald Lindsey

Banished from the Garden

I was banished from the garden
for digging up the basil plants
and throwing them into the fire.
A temporary exile, but my heart
was pierced, and my guilt, heavy.

Such an addictive Asian herb,
the "Tulsi" in Hindi diction 
(Sacred Basil), pungent and sweet, 
should be banished instead of me.
What herb deserves such adoration?

"Such a wonderful Italian herb," 
my food aficionado friends say.
But au contraire, it was liberated 
by the Italians, who paired it 
with garlic, tomato sauce and thyme,

olive oil and rosemary and lemon,
finished with a refined Cabernet.
I blame the South Philly Italians,
the friends you gave me, who glorified
this ancient herb, and so I burned it.

To honor God . . . .

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July 2, 2019