Andrew, Brother of Life

My mind like a river rushes forth, only creek

Into day, I’ve lost yesterday, Winter gone

God can see, not rushing drops, Water in me

Water divine, I long

for my growth of green

Well into Creek Bed banks, brown rising Life it’s Water

Spring of this creek, called Turtle Creek Well done servant

Faithfully, racing I am Rock under time supporting sands

My water, my leading lifetime unrecognized until time

Don’t let me lose like more then green, out, Peter

At Sea of Galilee, catch he walks then sinks hand

Raised Leaves have turned from brown in fall, into Life

He is life, I bring His life to life, unending, Him reaching

Amazing freedom out brother up unrestrained water

Not held, I am light refracted in droplets Bring

Him up Of melted faith, forgiven little fathoms undone

Brother up into oxygen, hydrogen, no legacy, is Risen

Life, Andrew, alone finding Him whose name no more

Will last uniting His only sunshine refracting brother

In Rain, sun coming in my banks, washing, forgotten

Photographed in greatness He is Light, written sheets

Then more than ten-thousand photons in microns less

Ten million Droplets bringing life, more millions

Energy A Billion Trillion from Sun Dance radiation,

Shown into day More night I bring Freedom I’ve found

To their Shoots, this is spring, God’s most beginning

Seeds into earth of winter, sleep opened guiding leaves

Other life to Him, yes, they are awake, lighting path

Like Peter looking who gazing, I knew my brother teaching

Needed Him, Around Sun, then stems from me risen

Emanuel awakened over land each shoot of Life

Up, Lord I need your energy, you for others, forgotten

Worked warmth into in universe, space brought bright

Into Life, I am eternal atoms, into life-giving part

I am neutrinos swirling, then apart You seep slowly

Into waking plants Your paradox of Life Light Living

Water new life in my banks for Him, Baptism shore

Remember I am Total Creek, I am Turtle tiny, Not

Forgotten Creek, others do not think upon me, I bring

Springtime Life conquering sleep of Winter

Rise into Him, Belief, I bring Him, I bring new

Life on March 20th now is always Spring this year

2019, Rotating into Vernal Equinox, His Life is in me

March 20th sundown begins Your Spring, Prism

Into New Moon, Dancing Light slipping night away

You are Him now overcoming, rising replaces

Death, He is newness in our Life, I show His New Birth

Water into Baptism from John living in wilderness

He is tempted then into that wilderness, Finally

Son beyond temptation, still You are Spring of part,

New Life, of hearts out of tomb not how! Angles brings

Our Sun risen over land, perfect Life in us we live in You.

Peter Pilgrim, cathedral light broken air like a Dove

You overcame death, bowing out of waters onto our lives.

Published by elgwyn

I was a University and college writing teacher, now retired, so I write poetry, and essays, mostly free verse poetry. I love writing. Computers, tablets, and smart phones are the norm. When one sees university campuses with students looking at phones while walking to class, one realizes writing can be blogging. I am an ordinary man writing for artistic pleasure writing, and simple taste-- blogs are an answer to high priced self-publishing. Walt Whitman had to print his paper books himself, because in 1855, and 1860 poetry did not sell. It does not sell now unless you have a Pulitzer Prize and even then the poet usually makes a living in other ways than writing. In all ages there have been writers writing out of their own needs, and blogs are an answer to get rid of high cost of self creativity. I am an older man with fewer computer skills than my daughter who has been at computers since she was three, so here I can satisfy my need to write without spending too much on self-published books. All three blogs let me reach an audience missed by books and stand a better chance to reach a wider audience. My two books, Winter from Spring, Meditations on Gratitude, as Kindle books and paperbacks did not reach as many people as I wanted, and blogs can let me avoid the printer. Layout and design is expensive. For me writing is more like the charcoal jottings of preexisting civilization made only for posterity. Blogs face two problems as I see it. They might be submerged into a chaos of too much writing, and they depend on electronic storage. Yet, how's that different from electronic books which must have specialized publication? Paper disintegrates, blogs can be physically stored and organized for posterity in data banks. All organization becomes chaos at some point, but charcoal images on cave walls still exist after the author scribbled eons ago. So what if I reach only a few interested people, but hopefully, readers will reach out to me. Writing is essential for showing the ways of culture before history knows those ways. To record each individual is essential especial for billions of people who need to know enough reading beyond pictures to save a planet. Writing without profit isn't new to me. I'm not seeking to impress the audience. Poetry in general never sells, and personal confessional, and emotional writing exists sometimes like journal writings only for the author. At least here is my hope for wider audiences. My writing is personal and informal, but my writing expresses some serious ideas like the writing of contemporary writers to rise above chaos in my own simple way, above self-absorption, a meditation, the simple writing of an ordinary man. I hope to find my own way out of my own chaos and make my record stand alone if even in electrons. Though I hope never to express nightmare in my poetry, fiction, or essays, some serious considerations are important to me after centuries of mechanized nightmare. The next decade is probably of the same failure in our world. This decade looks to be another time of diminished individuals and the next as well. We all wish peace and hope will become normal. It looks like if hope reaches each individual, not governments there is satisfaction in making means of writing available to many. My hope is for each human being to give their own expression out of the abyss. If humankind is to survive in any common way, we must each be able to express maturity and take responsibility in something beyond self. Electronic media offers people these possibilities so long as computers can store individual lives. Here people can freely see what I write and what others write. Though I hold an MFA in creative writing my simple vision never found a wide audience. I was disappointed about this earlier in my life, but now it's just what one expects of such degrees. I found happiness in family and especially in love of my wife and daughter. Writing can be more than a pastime now that I'm older. I approach seven decades living with some disappointing times, and some satisfying times. I'm like most people, and I've been married more than 37 years, and we sent a successful daughter into the world. We happily live in a country where even the poorest have food. Often as a young man when I traveled for nearly one year through Europe, where does a culture begin to feed and house so many people, and how do all these people live in harmony since World War II? Maybe it's been a question of survival. Writers can hold a little corner with blogging, blogging for harmony and peace. This is my hope. This is my question.

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