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August 9, 2019

As bipeds, we are created to walk

on this holy ground

to feel the dirt, wet grass, grains of sand, and cool water

If you allow it

Mother Earth

will pull you to her bosom

hold you in her embrace

suckle you with life giving energy

Teary eyes remember a time I couldn't walk

the birthright of bipeds lost

This day, I can

a heart of deep gratitude

overflows in body

down to my toes and back

released as tears

expressing...

November 20, 2015

Every month (or so!), I post one of my poems (paired with one of my pictures), sharing its origin and some of its essence. Here is my Poem & Pic of the Month for November 2015:

 

Known as I am Known

by Patrick Bishop

Science can explain almost any phenomenon:

Why a candle burns

How food becomes energy

Where the monarch flies

How mirror neurons trigger a smile

 

But, when I watch the candle

I don't under...

August 2, 2015

Every month, I post one of my poems (paired with one of my pictures), sharing its origin and some of its essence. Here is my Poem & Pic of the Month for August 2015:

 

The River of Woljeongsa Temple

by Patrick Bishop

 

The tall green pines stand like a great gentle wall

They whisper of another way beyond their prickly branches

 

Rushing waters call to me, as do the birds;

a happy welcoming greeting

The cric...

July 25, 2015

Every month, I post one of my poems (paired with one of my pictures), sharing its origin and some of its essence. Here is my Poem & Pic of the Month for July 2015:

 

Together in Our Loneliness

by Patrick Bishop

The book store cafe is filled with people who sit alone,

wanting to connect as they sip Starbucks,

flipping through books they don't buy

drawn here, not just to read

They (we) clearl...

May 6, 2015

Every month, I post one of my poems (paired with one of my pictures), sharing its origin and some of its essence. Here is my Poem & Pic of the Month for May 2015:

 

Birds of Prayer

by Patrick Bishop

 

What did St. Francis say to the birds?

 

"You are beautiful!

Look at your exquisite feathers!

So full and light,

with just enough mystery

to hide you in the brush.

They allow the air to float beneath,

and the wat...

April 29, 2015

Every month, I post one of my poems (paired with one of my pictures), sharing its origin and some of its essence. Here is my Poem & Pic of the Month for April 2015:

 

See Through Me

by Patrick Bishop

My heart wants.

A memory of what it knows

it has lost long ago

in separation

of divine into form

 

Unable to go back and reconnect

Unable to find you in wanting

Trying numerous times in a multitude of ways

Distrac...

March 18, 2015

Every month, I post one of my poems (paired with one of my pictures), sharing its origin and some of its essence. Here is my Poem & Pic of the Month for March 2015:

 

Blind Faith

by Patrick Bishop

I don't care about the labels of your morality:

Christian, Jew, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu, Zen, Agnostic, Atheist

mean little to me

 

What I want to connect with is

the goodness of your soul

the tenderness of your h...

February 7, 2015

Every month, I post one of my poems (paired with one of my pictures), sharing its origin and some of its essence. Here is my Poem & Pic of the Month for February 2015:

Fire

by Patrick Bishop

The fire rises

Always rising, seeking its highest point

Higher, always higher

A flickering flame

A moment in time

Flashing upward like a dance with now

Always rising

The flame doesn't hesitate and wonder,

or doubt and fr...

January 4, 2015

Every month, I post one of my poems (paired with one of my pictures), sharing its origin and some of its essence. Here is my Poem & Pic of the Month for January 2015:

 

Your Story

by Patrick Bishop

 

You have a story to tell

It is singular, special, all your own

No one else can tell it,

which is why it's so important you do

 

There will be joys and sorrows,

discoveries and lessons learned

Moments when you fel...

November 7, 2014

Every month, I post one of my poems (paired with one of my pictures), sharing its origin and some of its essence. Here is my Poem & Pic of the Month for November 2014:

 

Shadow Dancing in the Catskills

by Patrick Bishop

 

I sit in the mountains

waiting for what I don't know,

and knowing it is already here

 

An old spider's web,

running along the rocks,

winks in and out off existence

moved by the wind

illuminat...

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