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May 1, 2017 – #poem

May 1, 2017 – #poem 

So much to say

So much Silence in between

Solitude is my constant companion






Balance in all things


Letting thoughts and breath

run out and back


Sun on skin

Joy-filled hoot from behind

that hedge


Mating calls of this bird and that


Distant roar of plane pushing into

brilliant blue of this afternoon’s air


One mourning dove lowing

soft and close






Thank You for this life

This one I’m living at this moment…

…this moment   …this moment


Each of us is in service to someone or



Who do you serve?


…this moment

…this moment

…only this moment.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

(c) 5.1.17 – Jessan Dunn Otis|Writer




Fresh Night Air ~ #poem



There are moments that will always twang a heart –

like the sound of a plucked steel string guitar

echoing far beyond the resonance in a

    fresh night air


That was one of those moments,

embraced by winds of an oncoming tropical blow –

day filled with bluest sky, dancing clouds and

dancing crowds     When, unexpectedly, an

invitation is extended and accepted


That rhythm that thrums through all of us was

thrumming through a quiet, gentle, loving tenderness

in that fresh night air, as a whisper

    whispered close and low


(Time to go     

              Time to go)


Steel string echo plucks a heart

  in this fresh night air


I am there.


~ ~ ~ ~ ~

© Jessan Dunn Otis/September 7, 2016

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Many thanks to Johnny Nicholas, Rhythm and Roots Festival, Charlestown, Rhode Island, Sunday, September 4, 2016 – “…circle is unbroken”.