Drums and Words

A Celebration of Life and Wisdom

Espresso

Espresso

After five years enjoying the art of espresso, I am now discovering the fineness of its science. Just  a sip of espresso brings inspiration, but as I learn to brew it, I continue to find deeper meaning and layers of…
Being Differently

Being Differently

 Alternative Modes in The Princess Bride In The Princess Bride, no pain nor danger can diminish the courage and humour of the heroes. The classic fantasy spoof succeeds as a captivating yet hilarious tale of true love. Wesley’s conviction upholds…
Ancient River

Ancient River

Sunlight plays like ribbons on the surface of the stream, The evening shades of amber coiling round the boulders clean. From hills beyond my sight it runs, the ages to deliver. Now I, naked on the naked banks, step in…
Listening

Listening

Love’s counterfeit, I spit you out. The name will my closed lips more beautifully pronounce. Meek original, unmixed with doubt, Whisper in my heart your holy sounds. The sound without the substance round us rings. The clock ticks out its…
Down a Hidden Path

Down a Hidden Path

You criticize me: a spring runs in the sunlight to a shady nook. Slighting words: the soil’s warm between my toes. The wrong is mine: I feel the blossom breeze come in. Birdsong lightens the creative air Where I walk…
Before a Dive

Before a Dive

A being swimming in the deeps While in moonlight a cool wind sweeps. A light appears without warning, But a ripple in the morning, And as I look upon those deeps, I wonder what great truth the water keeps.
Speck

Speck

Breath in: the speck of one true thought. Breath out: the rest so truly not. Breath in: the air it needs to grow. Breath out: invested burs of woe Breath in: subtle beauties most forgot. Breath out, and that small…