Happiness enlightenment nirvana
I’ve seen their stories:
The man who claimed nirvana
The minds that squared off an enlightenment
unleashed atomic force, science and revolution.
Happiness glossed itself up
as lazy-kissed eternities on a sunny beach.
I’ve watched people attain their
Happiness Enlightenment Nirvana.
It’s all bananas.
Recently, once again, I was party to one of those “What do you seek/ believe?” conversations. (Previously I was asked as much under scaffolding near Liverpool Street Station.) I don’t know what this says about me, or the sorts of people to whom I seem to gravitate.
I still believe there’s a great deal of wisdom to be found in trees. Trees are incredible.
In the Ocean: a year of poetry
Emily’s Poems for Modern Boys
Shining in Brightness: Selected Poems, 1999 – 2012