A sage and his disciple stood

Before a foggy mountain trail:

They thought about their lives and all

The mysteries of earth’s dark veil.

“I long to make discoveries,

I long to know the truth of things;

To capture wisdom of my own—

And all the joy such treasure brings.”

The youn...

April 6, 2020

A sage and pupil made their way

Into a deep and darkened wood.

They searched and wandered places

Where for years no traveler would.

The underbrush, the damp-cool swamps

And thorny vines entailed their climb;

And countless unknown fruits hung from

The trembling trees of alpine...

February 9, 2020

It was upon a quiet night

As graying clouds raced past the moon,

A sage and pupil made their way

Through a deep and darkened wood.

Among  the thicket and the pines,

They traveled the uncertain trail,

But after wandering the night,

They finally settled for rest....

December 2, 2019

When Horae’s icy sheets blanket the dale
And branches shed their frozen tears,
When Earth is covered with her icy veil,
We mortals run from Time’s cold sneers.

Yet let us not run from such cold deceived
As our tears turn to wintry pearls;

Let winter's denizens weather ea...

October 5, 2019

BUT for the cruel aspersions upon the character and life of America’s poetic genius, EDGAR ALLAN POE, this volume would have remained unwritten. EDGAR ALLAN POE has been more misunderstood than any other poet of the recent past. While his life was beautiful and inspire...

April 22, 2019

Contrary to the sundry definitions of metaphor proffered by school teachers and dictionaries, Metaphor is not some mere literary device; it is the eternal fount of new ideas. Every new and developing generation of idea is born out of a metaphorical process, as opposed...

March 18, 2019

Who goes there, wandering

About the mists and the rains?

Among the alpine crests

And mountains’ crystal streams?

A Chinese mountain man

Trecks up the steep defiles.

And with him follows closely

His pupil short of breath.

They walk among the pines,

Which rise from every crag.


March 11, 2019

Among the starry schemes and bright
Plateaus of foggy mountain peaks,

A master and his pupil made
Their way towards the dragon’s grot.

As both the sage and student fought

To climb the snowy mountaintop,

A storm descended on the twain
With howling gales and hellish ra...

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