Wuthering Heights

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Let in the heights

And lows that blow

So wuthering in winds

Around your eaves

Such singing songs

That calls your name

Let in the strain of

Caterwauling wild

Way for more on moors

Untamed bring in

The fey for there’s no time

For sleeping here

The moon is up and out

The window let her in

For she can ride you to

Her midnight tryst

To reach the baptism

Of fire that you long

So lately long to live

 

©K Barr

The Relevance of Awe

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When you stop your wondering

Because you think you know

Your soul go’s tight and tired

Hardened cold and slow

Contracts to fact of what you hold

As truth in poverty enfold no

Shooting out your roots for more

Of what your love is calling for

Put forth through soft of seeking life’s

Discovery in every living lightness

Draw you forth by giving breath

Not be sealed and done as death

Completed told and was

Of what is old and passed

Because you knew it once

Was relevant but now is gone

Seek to live sing strong

Your song

 

©K Barr

The Giant Red Wood Tree

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One momentary

New-built house

Foundations

And deep mystery of tree

Much older than

The history of men

That walk beneath

In reach of ranging

Branches bearing living

Life in bevy

Full of richness

Blushing flush

With fruity forestry

So sacred

Heavily it bends

To tend below

And yet this all

Will have to fall

Because of all

Of what men do

In that momentary

Breath that wants

A tree less lawn

 

©K Barr