Old Man Archie

ruby blossoms dance

around the foot of an old soul.




a soul of time.

of many winters and summers following.

a happy, sorrowful beauty

spun from life's hap-hazard games

of troubles in chance

heartfelt lullabies

songs of love or war

work or play,

and the tall tales of yesterday.

Sing loud


And full-belled

to an old soul of time.

dance with the cherry blossoms

at his footstep,

hug and kiss the wind

run with the rain

hold hands with the heavens

and laugh as pink clouds

tickle your nose.

sleep in cool starshine

breast to Mother Earth

and heart to an old

Soul of time

Standing silent

Amongst winters, summers following

Goddess Bless Old Man Archie