blessed feast

blessed easter - April 16, 2017pm

The translation comes from Coleman Barks and can be found in The Essential Rumi–recommended.


crawling to glory!


In this time of high-tech high-speed change…

…we can only grow at the pace of snail mail.

Best wishes for 2017.

Glorious Tedious Transformation: a poetry book


meditating on the cover

LS book cover - October 10, 2014pm

Just what we’d expect to see on the cover of a poetry book on meditation…

Yet, it’s no mere cliche: in meditation we go beneath the surface, past the camouflage (the maya) of our mundane world…

And as we open to the depths, we open the flower.

© 2014, Michael R. Patton
listening to silence: poems of meditation

head light…foot light

rainbow bandage - June 16, 2014pm

Some may wonder if the fellow above is gay—after all, he’s wearing the rainbow colors…

In truth, he’s any one of us—perhaps nearly every one of us…

He’s anyone who’s found the healing rainbow after being battered by the storm.

© 2014, Michael R. Patton