Reintroducing…Scott Hastie, Author/Master Teacher/Poet
“When I write, I am looking to speak to your soul. Life teaches us that wonderful moments are possible, if your heart is full.”
Celebrating National Poetry Month
Anchored as you are to a destiny,
Which is not nearly so temporary
As all you experience,
It is what it is, this impulse still to act.
Knowing for sure that
Some things are more precious
Because they don’t last forever.
Sometimes, caught in the thrall,
There’s no option
But to just stand and gape in amazement
At what you can discover,
And all that has still somehow
Found its way back to you.
For here you are,
At a fixed point
On a grid of possibilities
That is the architecture
Of happiness itself.
Knowing that, at any one time,
It is only for you and you alone,
To decide to stay or move on,
To pause, or to reach out
And clasp something new
Close to your heart,
Wedded as we are, quite rightly,
To an ambition to luxuriate fully
In life’s rich promise.
And the truth is you are indeed
As wonderfully and perilously free
As this suggests.
All this and more you may taste
With the best of intentions
And, as if none of it will leave
Even a fleck upon you!
Knowing all the while,
This is not really
How the story runs.
Give not honestly of yourself,
And you will corrode the core
Of much that matters.
Shine true instead
And you may well linger
In the light of love,
Maybe even longer
Than you feel you have a right to.
And of course
There’s so much in between.
Muddled by prescribed faith,
And the ever shifting tolerances
Of others that will hasten to judge
Or condemn you.
No reliable arbiter of choices
Before you then,
Save your own inner voice,
Should you take care to listen.
As just one seeker
Of souls harmony,
Netted but never quite landed
In this world,
To catch even one glistening moment
Of sweet release,
As full, as fine, as pure
As ever could be hoped for,
Would be bounty sufficient to last a lifetime?
Now there’s the rub…
Love and Light for your Tuesday!
Scott Hastie is a full-time writer based in the UK. He lives with his family in tranquil surroundings, out in the English countryside, some twenty miles north of London.
Primarily a creative writer and poet, Scott also has had one novel published, as well as several lavishly illustrated local history books. Seven of his books remain in print today – principally his two signature volumes of poetry to date: Selected Poetry & New Poetry and Scott also has a collection of brand new poems: Meditations, which is already scheduled for publication in Spring 2013.
It is already very easy to sample Scott’s poetry at his highly visual and sparkling new web site at www.scotthastie.com which openly showcases and displays both his already published and latest work. As a writer, Scott is very open and likes to encourage maximum participation and feedback from his readers. His web site offers the chance to post comments, both on individual pieces or more generally, if you wish and encourages dialogue about writing. Scott offers mentoring services to other creative writers/students around the world. He is passionate about visiting and learning from other cultures and his web site also features many fascinating photos from his travels.