SEN-ESSENCE, “on the art of aging’ published in 2010, is available on amazon. After being officially labelled “old” at 65 by the Canadian Gov’t, in SEN-ESSENCE, over the last many years, I have explored the aging process (senescence), and the attributes (essence) that make us who we fundamentally are – forever young at heart.
I want to paint a picture with words
for you to look upon in wonder
at the texture,
the blending of content
with color and awe.
I want to write a poem
that you would want to frame
and hang on a wall.
Possibly crocheted or,
etched into a shellacked heart.
A poem that could be
engraved on a floor mat
welcoming you to my home or kitchen.
The ultimate of course
would be my poem,
blended on black velvet
with a picture of Elvis.
Then again maybe a line or two
to be read at a morning meeting,
embossed on the top of a covey calendar
I want to build something
with words, that makes you stop the car,
step-out, stand in wonder,
admiring the grace, the majesty
the complexity of form and motion
where nothing stands still
everything is moving in a dance
of vibrational energy.
If able, with the right word, the perfect
medium, a stroke of the pen in a dance upon a page
that generates an emotional response,
unexpected, controversial, intriguing.
A poem in color that states
what I intend
and you feel