Friday, 26 June 2015

Celebrate Justice

On this truly historic day, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of full nationwide Marriage Equality, I want to express my thanks and gratitude to all who have been engaged in this decades-long battle for justice. 

And here’s a snap from the archives: As the twelfth anniversary of Marriage Equalization fast approaches up here in British Columbia, this photo from my marriage to Brian, the great love of my life.  August 8th, 2003.  After seven years together, we finally got hitched.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cheers and Namaste and Love.

Bob

Friday, 22 May 2015

MAY by Bob Paris © 5.22.2015

Shall this heart break half in two
Or will it be three ragged pieces served
Cold in a morning fog that
Sees me here at my spot as ever
Yet needed my gaze over there at
That urgent place you told me about
Late in the day
And now you’ve lost me
So it seems
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Can you hear me hear me hear me
Will you reach me giant step as an infant crawls
Unyielding yet staring with hooded ayes
And a host of goddesses bring forth
Snap snap, snap snap
Sing melodies of brown eggs
Gathered on this expectant May dawn
That pushes toward a flowering
Of bluebottles and cakewing baker bees
And swallowtails swirling in early light
Irreducible to merest neutron and
Flattened earth rounded by breath
Yawning gorges stretched across the gap
Between the wing and the petal
Each one shouldered up against a rusty screen
That barely keeps me from knowing
Your heart as well as I do (or maybe don’t)
Know my own
Is that the answer you have long longed for
For which you have long longed
Perhaps it’s something else altogether
Oh look
 
MAY by Bob Paris © 5.22.2015

Sunday, 3 May 2015

INFINITE HEART by Bob Paris 5.3.2015 (c)

A golden day sings me
Sweet surrender and thus
It is in my nature to answer
Each call in kind
So I say to the trees
How are you today
And they reply that they are just fine
Ta sure ta very much and so
 
















The sun falls on my neck and I move
My chaise lounge over to the shade
Of a fully flowered lilac
That has grown toward the south
Over so many years
And years
Sweet melody grand symphony
The fat robin sings ore there yonder
Ruby throat fleeting wing
A swarm floats through
Of hummingbirds like jets over
The place my dreams singled out for me
As a boy with his head
On a late springtime pillow
Plotting paradise in the bows of
An everlasting infinite heart

Friday, 24 April 2015

The Beaten Whir by Bob Paris (c)2015

Out there along that distant point
In here around my beaten whir
Race yet along leapt paradox
That takes me here nor there 

And when I see your shadow fall
Upon the path doth lead yet yonder
Past hallow come and ghost upon
This rubble in mine breast
Alas
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Then I shall know beyond all doubt
A truer heart not ever known
This rose upon my vision hast
A dying breath bequeathed 

My darling oh my darling love
I sing you yet to heaven’s shore
For up from this here pyre of bone
A flame licks all the sky 

You were you were so young
So fair
So eager to go forward
And I shall sing you evermore
Here in my beaten whir


THE BEATEN WHIR
By Bob Paris ©2015 all rights reserved

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Sea of Tranquility by Bob Paris

You ask through rolling tears of both joy and loss
Does time exist at all these single millisecond jolts
And I respond that I will tell you in a moment
Because I’ll be that much older and hopefully
Wise against a tide that pulls me toward the
Sea of Tranquility
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
There upon that moon which has followed me and you
And all of us bound together
Throughout each breath and every heartbeat and prayer
Thousand upon million upon infinity
So that we might greet this New Blossomed Year
With a hope that
Love shadows each day with brilliantine lumens
That comfort strokes each nighttime dreamscape even in day
With gentle rocking pulse and lips pressed against the odds
Ahead around against and before and tomorrow and always
 
Sea of Tranquility, New Year’s Day 2015 © Bob Paris all rights reserved

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Christmas Eve 2014

To Family, Friends and Fans everywhere:  Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas!
May the New Year bring you and yours much peace, health, love and happiness!

Monday, 22 December 2014

WINTER SOLSTICE 2014 by Bob Paris (c)


Fear not this dark, dear companion
Luxuriant depth swallows whole
A hundred million questions tenfold
That you carry on your heart but silent
Hidden away for a moment fleeting
Down in this valley of the moon
Rejoice that we are here, sweet shadow
For how shall we truly know light
Now so far away beyond that ridge
Except to cradle her twin sister
Tender as a newborn
Understanding that at least
Our next step leads upward
Toward a racing star
So sing with me, my true friend
A fresh Winter’s knowing dirge
Enfolded in this depth, we’ll go now
And leave behind all fear 

WINTER SOLSTICE 2014 by Bob Paris (c)