After The Rain

After The Rain The silence is only an illusion. It’s just that we do not always hear What is actually still there. The echoes of the rain, Stored in memory, Play over again as the dripping remnants Give a rhythmic tapping serenade. The chaotic winds rise and fall as they cause The rustling of leaves … Continue reading After The Rain

A Writer’s Dilemma

MIDWAY upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost.   Ah me! How hard a thing it is to say What was this forest savage, rough, and stern, Which in the very thought renews the fear.   So bitter is it, death is … Continue reading A Writer’s Dilemma

When A Tree Falls

  To hear me recite the poem click on the video link below:   When A Tree Falls Video   When A Tree Falls—An Unexpected Reprieve   https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=DE7BF189930200B0&id=DE7BF189930200B0%214659&parId=DE7BF189930200B0%21206&o=OneUp     Already a bit on edge anticipating the arrival of the tree removal people, I decided to sit outside after a quick breakfast and drink my … Continue reading When A Tree Falls

A Tree of Life Story

"Trees are poems that the Earth writes upon the sky." --Kahlil Gibran "The best friend on Earth of man is the tree. When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources on the Earth." --Frank Lloyd Wright                                                                                                            … Continue reading A Tree of Life Story

Poetry and the World Within

  “The language and topics of the art of poetry are ultimately decisions of the poet himself. William Wordsworth believes the poet is someone who has the ability to be affected by absence. He is “a man pleased with his own passions… [and] rejoices more than other men in the spirit of life” (1502) and … Continue reading Poetry and the World Within

Mixing Solar Energy with Summer Melancholy

  There was a curious mixture this past week of 21st century technology and the pleasure one can only experience in a natural setting, surrounded by nature’s greenery. While I sat out in the backyard, sipping on my morning coffee, a half-dozen men set siege to the roof and commandeered our electric service in the … Continue reading Mixing Solar Energy with Summer Melancholy

100,000 Page Views – An Appreciation

Appreciation Video Click the link above to view my appreciation video!     It gives me great pleasure to acknowledge a new milestone achieved here at John's Consciousness.com - the accumulation of 100,000 page views by more than 50,000 unique visitors. It has taken me almost ten years to get here, and while I understand … Continue reading 100,000 Page Views – An Appreciation