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Dervish EarthDance

I sometimes reconsider
all our politicians
and economists,

Not as party-line teachers,
or even dogmatic preachers,
instead of future forecasting,
co-infesting deep past
and present listening
with compassioning
co-empathic
therapeutic intent
to laugh and sing.

Who is not
at least a private health care politician
seeking to empower our constituencies
and not to disempower?

What responsible adult
is not at least a personal wealth economist?
Praying for divine enlightenment
and not so much
inhumane
depressing endarkenment?

Who has been
cause-effect
effectively recausing
counter-culturally
exposed to Buddhist master laughter?
Meditation in silly groups
feeling nearly giddy
with short-term relief
from mountainous depression
valleys of despair

Surprised,
perhaps dismayed,
that such a fake
pretending dervish exercise
might portend more
than our species’ economic
political
anti-ecological demise.

I further wonder
if all Earth’s depressed
suppressed
oppressed
repressed muted muses

Silenced
stunned
sunk by political sadness
dispiriting badness
economic madness
of Earth’s Great Transitional Pandemic

Might discipline our lonely
lethargic
neglected bodies
to dance
until our minds remember how to sing
and ring
ping and ding
a liturgy of sacred laughter things
together regathering

For re-empowering compassioned muses
enlightening sacred ecstatic economists,
co-investing companies and choirs
of moving
mindful
musicality,
harmony,
synergy,
win/win cooperative energy,
sufficient for eco-politically heart-felt
lung-filled integrity

To more reflectively reconsider
all our singing polities
and EarthDance economies
sanctifying dervish universities.

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Less Challenging Dances

I find it easier
and, admittedly, more fun
to climb through tough terrain,
piles of leaves,
loose rocks,
debris,

If
and when
my goal is not to push sweaty through
by force of independently superior will,

But
to dance
with EarthTribe’s diverse
and miraculous co-creations,
sometimes feeling monstrous,

While marching
up our co-arising
complexly gorgeous,

Some might say “athletic”
hill.

And, when more still,
too quiet to dance,
advance,
transport myself
from points A
through fully alphabetized Z

I sit with members
of my inter-connecting choir
to sing my solo
inside dialogues
and depressingly competitive debates

Rituals of stuck
in ambiguous refrains
and angry rounds
of songs I’ve come to care for
yet fear to unload out loud

Taking turns
to catch up
and on
and on
without permitting any advice
ever
regardless of how unilaterally wise,
nor comment
before this circling non-dialogue
completes the time allotted
for this therapeutic day
of deeply listening monologue.

And then my dance
begins inside
as sung by curiosity.

Open ended,
round and full of comprehensive stretches
across all open intersectional space
and sufficient
efficient
inter-connected time
to rhyme our stories
sung in resonance
of universal therapy
for uniting traumas.

But curiosity
does not predict
responses right
and wrong
or either serenely left
or redly fight.

Curiosity draws
us out toward undiscovered
yet felt recovered
resonance
reconfirming choirs of angels
singing Earth’s therapeutic climates
of bravely danced
resilience.

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Dancing Psalms

Dancing our epic song
inside images
dreams
narratives
ritual motions
rhythmic changes
disembodied

Can become dissonantly self-predative
depressing
exhausting
compressing

Claustrophobic mean remains
of darkly disabling
demonic Othering;
nothing left
for win/win choice,
wellbeing voice.

Dancing our song
dividing MeWe healthy humanity
in unhealthy ways

Sometimes therapeutically remediated
by better
silent outside
sacred listening,
for healing humane justice
in divinely green peace
forest Cathedrals,
desert sand drifting Paradise,
oceanic blue Heavens,
mountainous purple sunset Passions,
silent flowing rivers
of transparent Power
chasing
following vulnerable
wounding Light

Cooperatively active
inside/outside copassion
recklessly curious love
restoring EarthPeace
one dance at a time

For cooperatively revolutionary
mediations
resonantly YangSun sung
YintegralEarth danced

In and Out
Self and Other
therapeutically empathic
sacred muses
dancing our co-arising Psalms.

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Muse Practice

Music practice,
when I was a wounded child,
felt too redundantly mundane,
yet never merely quite ordinary,
especially within a band
or chorus learning environment

For restoring spiritual
mental
natural health,
compassionately co-invested.

Later,
as an adult wounded child,
I repeated this same
redundantly mundane
Business As Not Quite Usual
multicultural community mediation practice
reassuring ritual

Especially within a sacred
indigenous
nonviolent nature/spirit communication
health optimizing Win/Win integral remuneration
expanding EarthJustice progress
processes not win/lose patriarchal culture
please get it off my chest
still struggling with capitalist questions
How do multi-mediating clients
harmonically co-invest?

Musicians musing EarthHealth remediations
feel free to sing out loud
our EarthMuse restoring inclinations
recycling dipolar co-arising precipitations
by winning outside GoldenRules
for cooperative muse
outside music camp vacation
ecotherapeutic anticipations

Left credible
theoretical

And Right awesomely
experiential

Together transubstantiating
integrity’s potential synchronizing
principles of indigenous reverse
spirited nature bi-harmonizing

Natural music’s symphony
enspiriting muse epiphany
extending back and forth
in and out
down and up
Left EarthPowers
and Right SkyLights
healing non-pathology

Dancing
RingSinging
nondualistic co-winging
Thoughts of Muses
feeling
moving
EarthSystemic Music.

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When HealthHope Sings

When I am a healthy Norwich person
I hope to feel warm and joyful gratitude
for compassionate nonviolent communicators
past and present

With cooperatively nonpartisan
bipartisan
dipolar co-arising transportive projects
programs
processes

Voiced choices
to restore local
and bioregionally cooperative EarthHealth

PrePartisan
PreHistoric
multicultural heart-felt Care
for EarthJust restoring
wealthy GreenPeace,
outside ego-extending family
wealth cultures
inside eco-resiliently resonant
health climates

ReMinding
ReWinding
ReMembering
ReConnecting
ReLigioning
indigenous EarthTribe wisdom
ReGenerating EarthCare
multiculturally mediating
inter-connected Wisdom,
metaphysically
polyphonically inter-re-ligious

As OldSchool animated spirit-natured
ecofeminist Algonquin native communions
appreciating EarthMother’s Mashantucket
bucket of resilient Pequot empowering
politically cooperative economies
for universally unitarian health care
giving and receiving

ReSonating songs and dances
enlightening heart-felt eco/theo-logical
healthy EarthCare
and wealthy EarthTribe economic safety
conserving our sacred/secular co-invested
ReSilient Highest and Deepest TransHistoric Sorority
of EarthSky civilizing sibilance.

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GreenBacked Scenes

Oh the stories I’ve seen!
of Capital Capitol Green

Of ecocidal mean
homicidal means
mediums
medians
measures

Without theistic meaning
or even humane purpose

Toward tip pointed bleeding
killing
shooting
bombing
exterminating,
forced breeding

Although understoried
and less Capitalized survivalist
Vermin are not so patriarchal
when young families thrive
matriarchally attached
to future’s healthy green Commons
expanding regenerative Earth’s wealth

Green revolutions
not inhumanely win/lose
zero-sum invested
in our divinely inspired Capital Competition Scene
anti-ecologically unGreen
backed out mean
degenerative crushing devolutions

Chasing RightWing impressions
LeftBrain dominant verbalizations
growing green money machines
instead of honeyed organic
Integrity Love Scenes

Of blue sky peace
green salad justice
restoring win/win symbiotic grease
to Anthro MonoTheistic JustUs
mattering
splattering carbon frying
green dying

Earth’s last commodifying chance
for polycultural life communion,

Con-celebrating blue/green sacred song
sung integrity’s nonviolent dance,
polypathic
polymathic
nonzero soul
story EarthGreened,
healthy Truth staged,
wealthy Beauty screened.

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Metaphistic Beginnings

What do these share,
in common meta-euphoric relationship?

Dignity
Destiny
Dignified Destiny
PreDestined Dignity

Humanity
Integrity
Humane Integrity
Integral Humanity

Spirituality
Ego-Elasticity
Spiritual EgoElasticity
EcoElastic Spirituality?

And how, naturally,
And why, spiritually,
And when
and where
are these so essentially different?

If they are
or ever were
and must be
diverse facets
of natural synergy
and integral spirituality.

We often speak up
and out
for healthy destiny of humanity
but do we also make some sense
projecting wealthy humanitarian destinations
of Earth’s resilient integrity?

And so strong hearted minds
and mind full compassioned hearts
go back and for
flowing in and out functions
Either/Or discontinuous
analogous frequencies
for integral Both/And
metaphoric probabilities

For avoiding toxic LeftBrain dominant
-isms:

Sophism
Capitalism
Nihilism
Sexism
Racism
Colonialism
is not BiCameral MultiCulturality,

Egoism
is not BiLateral Eco-NonToxicity,

Pessimism
is not Ego/Eco-binding
eco-political Optimism,

Ageism
is not resilient Civility,

Nationalistic Patriotism
is not EarthTribe Matrioticity,

Heterosexism,
like Patriarchalism,
too long cancerously embodied
in NonCatholicity,
is not compassionate Christianity,

Evangelicalism
and its monoculturing
StraightWhite MisBegotten punishing god
of universal capital-infested evil,
remain oppressively stuck up
in a devolutionary decaying Tree
of unlovable NonLivability.

What is this LeftBrain dominant-ism
if not also deductive Either Orism
Without RightBrain co-arising
inductive Both/Andicity?

Authenticity
Integrity
Synergy
Felicity
Flexibility
Community
NonMendacity
Nutritionality
Levity

Beauty
Truth We See
Complicitly

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Slow Grown Grace

Poetry
like unpartnered,
unteamed,
slow dancing

However rhythmically precise,
concisely devised

Does not dance well
in a highly competitive
youth-oriented
commercial entertainment market

But,
does better
in cooperative venue voices,
disproportionately enthused by ancient women
investing in large-print choices,

Preferring off-line accessibility,
and not too expensive!

More deeply embedded
in soulful
left and right co-empathic
slow grown engagement.

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Revolutionary Earth Balance

“I too dance the rhythm of this moving world.”
Rumi

Ego too dances DNA revolving
spiraling rhythms
patterns
holistic silence
particular tones,

Confluent and dissonant,
comparative and contrasting,
cooperative and competitive,
economic and political
social and psychological

Empowering peaceful balance
within this moving
living
ecologically connected Earth
touched by Day and Night

Ego-centering co-invested light
dancing local
balancing
revolving global
Eco-systemic compassion might.

I too balance
tip-pointed rhythms
within and upon
this moving
revolutionary Earth Day.

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Sins of Our Fathers

In hindsight
I suspect my dad silently hoped,
secretly conceived,
vicariously needed his dream
I would become a multi-talented musician.

He said, No.
behind my mother’s gentle apron
strings of soft-voiced disappointment,
but also hidden within unspoken fear
of Catholic influence
when I was invited to join
The Vienna Boy’s Choir.

I was too young.
I would be missed–the farm was an absorbing enterprise.
I wasn’t ready.
They weren’t ready, yet,
to let go.

But, then offers of guitar
and piano
and trombone lessons,
and choir
and worship music leader
soon followed,
as if from straight white watered
washed
and lied patriots
blessed by prize-giving patriarchs
who listened barely long enough
to hear I was marketably good
as an entertainer,
a professional,
not just another deep soul singer
or deeply soiled male dancer.

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