Poetry by James Phoenix
Early Morning Moon

A Child of the Universe Affirmation

I am a child of the universe;

a spark ever abides

in my heart of hearts,

 

a pure, divine spark

found in every heart,

when sought.

 

I see it in my sister’s eyes

my brother’s eyes,

in all creatures, in all life,

all existence.

 

I call on it

by one of many

Holy Names.

 

I am a child of the universe;

a spark ever abides

in my heart of hearts.

 

It offers all resources divine,

when I call:

 

love, peace, compassion,

truth, serenity, security,

joy, certitude, bliss.

 

Mercy and forgiveness.

Grace.

 

It is love:

the experience of union:

the unity of life.

 

I am a child of the universe;

a spark ever abides

in my heart of hearts.

 

I stand on divine ground.

Still the lessons of history are lost on us.

How we forget the human cost of war and calculate that ends are worth the means?

'which war' was written and published over 40 years ago.

It came to mind as the world is plunged into misery once again, by forces out of control and people delusional and self-destructive.

An Everyday, Garden Variety, Run of the Mill Prayer for Peace is as relevant today as when it was written in 1991

The Toll of War

Sometime ago, I read Ron Chernow’s biography of Grant. The aftermath of the battle of Shiloh reminded me of my poem, "collect their souls," a requiem for the fallen. It seems more than relevant once again in the current era. Click below.

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Early Morning Moon

I borrowed the title of this poem as name for my website in homage to the new day that greets us everyday and the new moon that follows the waning crescent which I take to heart as symbol of fresh oportunities that await us.

was it the american dream?

Early Morning Moon

Welcome to the Online Collection of My Poetry

I have named the site after a recent poem in which I tried to capture the unique miracle that is our earth; how precious the planet and how important the opportunity that we mature as a species in order to preserve our habitat.