Sound of Drums

There are days when fog
holds tight to the river
and the smell of corruption
lays down on the world
like it will never move.
Days when the sky breaks,
the blue that rushes in
a deep river of faith.
Today might be one of those days
as I drop below the fog
to the peace beneath the city,
under the basements,
the pipes and channels
cut from wet ground,
down where the furthest root
reaches the sound of drums,
of water over rocks
and the old earth breathing.





14 Responses to “Sound of Drums”

  1. YES!! Thanks for lifting my “drum”… Celebrating you.

  2. Eric Dunn says:

    The Earth will prevail over the antics of the false self. Thanks!

  3. Thanks for sending medicine to me every Sunday for the past 9 years. Bring on another cycle of 9!

  4. Pat Fitzsimmons says:

    Don, your words sing to my heart, to it’s eternal root, the river that flows underneath it all, compassion lives here….

  5. Maria Frid says:

    Thank you for the 9 years of beautiful poetry, Don! I always look forward to opening your email! I thank God that the earth continues to breath and regenerate under smell of corruption. The furthest roots are strong!

  6. Bonnie Palombo says:

    Powerful images . . . to the core!

  7. Louis MacKenzie says:

    Congratulations, Bro, on the anniversary. My seminar students are doing justice to “Veins of Joy.” I am quite certain your teaching has inspired and empowered them. Joyeux Noël. L

  8. Michael Rider says:

    Beautifully crafted … and absolutely *gorge*ous! …

  9. Very profound- thanks

  10. Anne Blaney says:

    Thank you Don for the nine years of sharing soul food, this heart beat that you see and hear and feel. There is something to be said for a steady beat, which links and then creatively challenges us to return the favour, with words! You rascal! This is enjoyable and it is good work.

  11. The corruption is of the false self and the truth of love will prevail.

  12. keith Fairmont says:

    Nine, a cycle of completion. I wonder with awe what the next nine have in store for you and your readers! I’m glad to be one of them!!
    Blessings as Winter’s Solstice returns.
    Soon the light will win but for a few more days I’m honoring the dark’s grip on each day ending so quickly. It is here and now that I feel closest to the ancient drum beat of the breathing earth.

  13. David Barnes says:

    Thank you Don, for the eternal heartbeat – sounding in these powerful poetic images and rhythms

  14. William Comer says:

    Thank you, Don. I join you there. And, happy anniversary every year!

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