SEN-ESSENCE – men as they age

 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.



Men as they age

turn into cooks and cleaners

as if the less they have to do,

the more they are able to do,

in the art of living


for some, the mechanics of it

gives way to the subtle blending

of ginger, curry, and fresh cut vegetables,

sautéing in a pot thirsty for broth.


for others, living in a space

compatible with the essence generated

by a loving relationship, playing upon

the subtlety of the moment,

the aliveness of the moment,

just being in a dance together

simmering in a sensuous sauce.


then again not all men intend

upon the now and again,

and sadly miss the point of being

able to give and let live,

in the art of living.


Most of the photography accompanying the poems are from a photo essay of the elderly (los Ancianos) who reside around Lake Chapala, Mexico.  Los Ancianos, published in 2013, can be found on Antonio Ramblés travels! Blog:

2 comments on “SEN-ESSENCE – men as they age

  1. I like this…
    I enjoy being a Crone 🙂 but then age has not ever really bothered me,
    it was a surprise when my grandson told me I would be 60 this year LOLs…
    for some reason I didn’t think I would be there, but I am grateful I am…
    and we’re grateful you’re writing about life in your vibrant words of so many colors…
    Thank you for sharing you and your thoughts you pen…
    Take Care…You Matter…


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