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April 29, 2014: Scott Hastie, Poet, Author, Artist, Master Teacher

 

Celebrating National Poetry Month

SCOTT

A need to pause

A need to pause, to rest.

 

It’s at times like these

That I best notice

A bewilderment of gifts,

Treasures I never knew I had.

 

Just one long look out at the world

Any sunlit morning

Excites me so,

Makes my heart ache.

Sometimes gets me thinking

I have woken somewhere else,

Somewhere new and exotic,

Exquisitely perfumed.

 

How revealing is that?

 

And so it means what it means,

This need to confess

That, for all our flailing around,

For all our yearnings

And our heart aches,

We barely scratch the surface

Of something so simple.

 

And therefore can be

Caught so unawares…

 

Graced

 

Graced with the chance to be here,

Even if only fleetingly,

Embrace whatever comes your way

And, in so doing,

However enchanting

Any treasures you uncover

Might be,

Their loss should never be your concern.

In this matter

Make your heart your queen

And follow her as faithfully

And bravely as you are able,

Just as swelling fruit

Hurries towards its own sweetness,

Shine whilst you can,

Without fear,

For nothing is as inevitable

As it seems here.

No, not even the fissures

Of loss and decay

We are oft led to expect

In this temporal world.

 

For whilst we fuss and fudge

The lines we are given,

Above, below and all around us,

Lingers the energy of countless others

Who already know for sure

That, just as it was long, long ago,

When they first found themselves

Enraptured,

So it is for them, again and again…

And now with only a dark empty hollow,

A feeble space of earth left in between.

 

Such is true joy’s absolute certainty,

Its slow lit fuse that burns holes

In the shabby shroud of death forever.

Love and Light for your Tuesday!

AV009AScott Hastie is a successful British born poet and writer, who has been has been commercially published in the UK for over twenty years now. He currently has seven titles in print, including a novel and three collections of poetry. In recent years, the spiritual tone in his maturing poetic voice is starting to draw increasing acclaim from a worldwide audience, especially in the U.S. India & the Middle East.

Scheduled for global release, in both e & print editions this September, Angel Voices which includes today featured poem is by far his most substantial collection of poetry to date, featuring over 40 brand new poems never before seen, either in print or on the net. This title builds much more on the mature poetic voice that first began to emerge in Scott’s previous title Meditations and also features ALL readers recent favourites, as showcased on scotthastie.com For much more info and advance order options for Angel Voices, see: www.scotthastie.com

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Scott says: I consider myself fortunate to be able to be living and writing full-time at home in the glorious Hertfordshire countryside, only a thirty minute commuter ride from London. My poetry looks to positively explore human potential, with an emphasis on love, spiritual growth and self-awareness. It is very important to me that my work remains as open, accessible and as simply expressed as possible. My influences vary from the great traditional English visionary romantics like Keats, Coleridge & Blake through to the distillation of thought and leanness of expression offered by the Japanese haiku tradition and later technical breakthroughs achieved in the 1970’s by leading Scottish concrete poets Ian Hamilton Finlay and Edwin Morgan.