Petals 9

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ONE for all individuals 
Two's companionship
Three in friendship
Four forging bonds
Five flames flicker together
Six speaks to solidarity
Seven suggests a party of warmth
Eight inclusions, each essential
Nine for Unity

Variety generates united beauty


Hidden in Plain Sight


In unity is beauty.

Blue is beautiful, brightening bold

– even more lovely are different shades of blue.

Orange and red are most pleasing too

but mixed hues of reds and oranges

together beside blues, yellows and pinks becomes a gorgeous feast

for the eyes.

From the prism of nature beams greens,

broadcasting vibrancy… dazzling, piercing palette.

Arranged variously in shapes and sizes, the scene

then reaches an unsurpassed visual delight.

By form and colour, beauty is found in variety.



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Riverine Buddhism

On route to the Botanics

summery joy – walk along the riverside

Pleasantly refreshed by vital nature.

Invigoration, energy from essences seen and invisible.

There fell then a single propeller seed

corkscrewing down to the tarmacadam…

Just before I came upon a tiny stupa

living in relief upon a wall.

Like a cave dwelling carved into a mountain

it drew all focus and the greater surrounding stone

became irrelevant.

Curious and beautiful, but tiny as a human hand

Had it not been for a glance, its grace unseen would’ve fleeted

… wee stupa on the Kelvin.





Light weaves together feathered, lettered branches

Leaves inter-trace wings upon ancient trees

Ancestral spirals speak identity, intricacy

of patterned belonging. Cosmic listening…

Universal veins of silent history signal vitalism.

Assembly of echoes

Journeying within to a discovery – oneness

Individually ingathering the human tribe

Needled under-skin, metaphysical tattoo in spirit.

Truth, divine identity.



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He speaks to me by

chilling vibrations

and warm radiance.

A distilled communication

with intuitive listening…

Received loud and clear


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Super-saturated seeds: nutriment eco-echo


Compelled directly


Saplings compete for the canopy

Light, the ultimate goal draws

An obsession with the Sun

Grasping onto the cord of gravity

Strengthened by the path upwards.





Rain synchronising with earthly fertility

the natural solution upon all the lands.

Soil with water and atmosphere… their essence

cleansing one another by a symbiotic embrace.


Flora enact


Nature, every so often, crafts a scheme

to manifest harmony, attract radiant expression,

unfold something both material and etherial

break the monotony by some joyous distillation.

We are much the same,

enacting into a blossom for distraction.




“Filho do Ser (Son of Being)” by Sonia Gomes





Where a tree arises, beautifying

God only knows…

the algorithm of it’s maturity timing

only He can access.


From within those wild unknowns can we reach out

to cosmic algebra to balance our soul’s equation.

Progressive insight into order of nature.

with an approximation made for gravity

Mindfulness of spirit.




In a world of pain man can choose

to understand why he should walk

towards light

and know some good contained in

that mystery.




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Who has the power?


An orchard of colours entering the eye –

Be We minded of love?

Revealing light clothed in truth

Each ray carries a consistency of spectrum

Fruiting Unity by a continuum

 intricate, diverse mystery.

A majestic mural rendered from the heavens

through sky to petalled perfection.

Palettes of energising vibrations, blossoming within hearts.

All Power is wielded by only One

Who knows full beauty of created consciousness, perfectly unique mystery.

Should all be minded of love.







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Diffused through the Tree canopy

… law


and teaching.

Brought together,

stood rod-straight





Although so imperfect

our heart and soul need not reside

in this world, while

our spirit may flutter between the two…

flit across both realms.



Trust of togetherness

Family is home

Home filled with unity

Unity needs humanity

Belonging trusting

Oneness of all peoples

Humanity is family

Sense of place in belonging

Sense of Being beginning…

Connecting all to home

Together united

Family is humanity



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He speaks to me by

chilling vibrations

or warm radiance.

A distilled communication

unmistakably clear

stood out with intuitive listening…

Received loud to me sensorily.




Our state in reflection; Matterless pyre of Spirit; Empyrean;


Our state in reflection


We reflect our environment

Ecological soul – core of environmental spirit

become naturalised

Flourishing sustaining 

Our reflection in state.



Tender circulation


Exchange the currency of hearts to

love. Raise the rate of kindness

Circulate all affectionate notes.

Legalise compassion as tender. 


In Awe of the Day


Light brilliant Rays

Speed toward its Splendour

Sun-gain goodness absorbed from its

All-encompassing Radiance.

Our common sustaining Star

Origin of material Munificence.

Universally, humanity is bound to its magnificent Bounties.


Matterless pyre of Spirit


Worthless and priceless…  occult value of matter,

sourceless origin of matterless material – veils obscuring divine expression

Hidden creation, from works of mystery.


That which is exhausted, expended efficiently

to the fullest, those resources may be readily reformed

into every earthly ecological loop,

utilised in the Celestial cycle of Consciousness and

sequestration for spiritual betterment.


Fuel that combusts to completion

reduced to its simplest, most basic atoms

can be most easily re-embodied within the

living universal mystery.



Scared stations


Religion is anti


Faith is dead

to those who lust after self interests.

God is nowhere

within people voraciously promoting ego.

Religion is extinct

for those seeking gains from others’ crises.


Inequality is perfectly acceptable

for society relying entirely on materialism.

Progress for global welfare is impossible

by living only through scientific understanding.

Justice is never reliable

in a world unrecognising individual sacrifice and

obligatory Truthfulness for universal good.



Essential Sight


Light is given to us

so that we can see and know.

The truth, the beauty of all

things necessary.

Taking us united out of the darkness, essential beams.





Hark, the supernal spark

of celestial melody. 



Abnormal germination


Random breaks

Non-routine thoughts

Percolate to the surface

Intentions turn uncompassionate

Sociopathic seeds are planted.



Purposeful attention


Sleight of motive

Slight inattention

Conscious intent

Purposeful is powerful



Requirement of a kind


Worst primeval element; restricts compassion

Fouling the kind of good

cooperation necessitates.

Smirches and mires, tainting

the canvas of a loving life.

Ego holds treacherous seeds of evil; fertile fetidness disabling spiritual qualities,

blinding celestial insight.

Diseasing hearts… egoism is the root of all evil.

All too-quickly forgotten, history records monuments, legacies to its wicked dangers.


Humility lifts the soul higher, raises it unto heavenly proximity.



Psychological PATH


Hope is strength that lifts us beyond our shortcomings

It is the banner of striving in positive endeavours.

A gift that we’re given by our Maker,

embedded in our minds, imprinted on our souls

to grasp onto… not overlook that light that

beacons us onto the safe course.






Twofold invitation

Companioned rich hue


Azure firmament

made all the more lush

perfectly beautiful by

the snow cloud contrast passing through.



Flora enact


Nature, every so often, crafts a scheme

to manifest harmony, attract radiant expression

to unfold something both material and etherial

break the monotony by some joyous distillation.

We are much the same,

enacting into a blossom for distraction.



Realm Cosmic


Be you…

Be astonished with life’s abundant offerings.

Feel one hundred percent alive, vital.

Open your mind to mystery

Be a lover of truth and trustworthiness.

Approach and advance unity of all people.

Be an enthusiast of synergy, cooperation.

Create and be at peace with others…

Stay attuned to the spiritual life,

attentive to your soul…

Live as an avid listener and active doer of selfless deeds.

Be charitable as deeply as you can.

Remain joyful for living

and forgiving

– be you.



Fragile firm foundation


A most seemingly delicate wing

must possess strong roots

to sustain and withstand.

If it’s purpose to ascend – raise its load

is to succeed, fulfilling it’s airborne destiny

lightness and litheness mustn’t

be compromised by frailty.



Twofold invitation

Light throws down quivering

Rings upon and down through

The billabong’s surface

Giving the appearance of some phenomenon

That excites and entices life, reflectively.




The cycle is completed by

Biodegrading, dispersing, saturating

animating, germinating, hydrating,

irradiating, sustaining, growing.



Out of branches

Every tree sings



Emoting connection

The truth of re-establishing

Remembering groupings of foundations

Is a sudden sting off tears.

Those witnesses of joy and regret wept.

Confession anonymously through art

Evil switches in the dark, amplifying

then feeding back, gross distortion.

Insufficient, so weak… failing to cherish challenges

of pain – bestowed to further growth.




The feather’s flight is the bird’s dawn.

Lifted by the light orb’s morn.



Them & Us

(Otherness within a Oneness)


Illusion of division

Competition stoked by greed and fear.

Them & us is thus nonexistent.

Belongingness oneness no divisiveness otherness

Completeness relatedness seamlessness of race

Disunity is meaningless falseness

damaging, erroneous.

Togetherness is universally best

Connectedness is how we are blessed. 







Giving within balance cannot harm

– doesn’t damage or strip away self-esteem

of the detached benefactor.

It enriches.





Dayspring awaken

Star of proven truth – He is the Staff

that supports one’s climb to the Mount of Unity.

With each increment of altitude gained,

His loving kindness swathes all in life-sustaining warmth.






Metaphysical Abidance


Liberator, clarifier of truth – Disperser of gloomy cloud.

Remover of stubborn soul-impurities, Remedy of metastases of prejudice, the Lifter of veils.

Most generous, ultimate Lover of human spirit.

Father-mother of embryonic ancient parentage. Perfect noble, unknowable.

To be lovingly worshiped – always minded.

Beyond all, above everything.

Within us all He invested a crucible of cooperativeness

a shield against malice; an infallible fortress from bitterness.

His Loving Essence repels extreme competitiveness, annihilates selfish rivalry.

One’s fortune is loyalty enacted within all His worlds

Our bounty is obedience to heaven’s kingdom.



Repairing the wounds of prejudice


The Ancient of Days untangles the abasements of vanities

picks out the toxic shards of vulgar thoughts and acts…


If man would but surrender to the moulding of the Lord of Hosts’ wishes,

heavenly chariots of infinite love shall transport both hearts and minds.

Hands across borders, oceans, mountains, towns, families… healing fracture and fissure.






Epic Transmission


The covenant was spoken

its promise messaged to us.

Womankind and the globe of humanity have been tasked to arise in unity – in equality,

intent in living love by example.





Toxicity tears


Excess acts as a poison,

infecting by compromised judgement.

Each further indulgence adds toxins to body and spirit ; flesh of the soul’s aura and the

spirit-vessel of body tissue.

Consumption, acquisition, ingestion… superfluous, avaricious

doses deviating beyond all senses of moderation.

Minds unfastened, steering awry

the immoderate lose.




Heaven’s Kingdom


The Greatest One’s compass reads true

whilst the All-worlds transcending chart is aligned with faithful traversing.

Humble servants pray permission to plot a selfless course… in praise of Him.

All must make way for His chosen destination, steer passed perils

re-route around the rocks and shallows of weakness.

One port only to trust, a single safe harbour.


Grant us but clemency during journeys’ weathers, Lord

and see fit that celestial sailcloth sustains us through the seamless fabric of time.’


Strength added for everyone emboldened –  when absorbed

into His plan’s purpose.

Gravitated into our Lord’s fields of attraction.

As hearts meteorically become increasingly sincere.

Every personal objective expresses our deepest glory.



Worded salve


His Words nourish all understanding

Mellifluous celestial poetry

– melodious His phrasing artistry resonates.

Upon gentle breezes does Holy fragrance sweeten the air –

wafting over those tired, the dispirited, far-fallen sullen-hearted

wretched and joyless…

passing a torrential wash of inedible love through every heart.




Embodiment by Spirit


The Lord of Hosts enriches

with energies enigmatic.

He instills, fashions and is the crucible

of each human soul.

Every intimate form is lovingly shown.



That which is separate contribute united


Strip away comfort and we have struggle

Individually we are but separate beads of water

seeking to coalesce

… and in so doing, form rivulets

join together incrementally building a wee stream –

many of merge, build into a powerful river

onward these flow to the great collective ocean.

Strip away struggle… and we have comfort.








Most sovereign, supreme Ordainer

causing all souls to tremble,

through the crucible of His Universal Spirit.

Highest Lord, praise.

Gifting the bounty of life, His promise of Justice

of all His loving abundance…

consciously we are shaken into awareness.


Every radiance set opportune

to experience…

Lord of highest claim to greatest loftiness, praise.

In answer to prayers, He will favour His servants by destroying their vanity,

those warped imaginings.

Seekers orient their focus upon His sublime countenance –

to bathe within His ethereal majesty.

Devoutly loving Him, each eternal essence does clarify

– humanity flourishes into pristine gems… unlimited in purity

infinite in possibility.







Inscrutable reality


Only God can devise a gift and

a chastisement within one deliverance.

Such an imponderable mix, 

this duality is His favour.



Acquisitive State



Identity by culture


Illegitimate culture


Sickly manifestations of power addiction

serving greed

Desire with self at centre

Culture of death.






Dispensing with essentials; Beckoned gatherings; Concert of blossom; Hues

Dispensing with essentials


Violently, earth’s being injured –

its mouth and nose are being hacked away, cut

and stabbed.

Alarmingly near, this soon-coming emergency

earth will be unable to breathe, take nourishment

… as living lands become devoid of trees.

Overrun and overwhelmed

dispensing with essentials, ruinous ecocide.



Beckoned gatherings


Discernment develops balance, harmony…

Faith prompts us on a journey to love.






Concert of blossom


Flora singing through hues

listening to the notes of aroma.





Subtlety of cloud colour

bone white, sooty milk and spattered oatmeal

bruised flesh, ivory with a charcoal-wash

wind-mingling… ever-shifting.




Photo credit (at top – Shrine of the Báb): Baha’i International Community (Baha’i Media Bank) and Baha’i World Centre.