Monday, May 1, 2023



The Dance Of Life


As the pupil is fulfilled

only with the emergence

of the teacher,

so, too, is the teacher

fulfilled but with the reality

of the pupil,

the two incompletes

in separation,

the two rendered whole

in merging.

Inasmuch as one must lead,

the other follow,

theirs is not

the folly of follies:

moved by the music

of life,

theirs is the dance

of life, one step forward,

one step back,

a pirouette,

a pause,

a bow.


Love's The Answer


Despite the pledges so often made,

the best of intentions as our base,

what's to suggest we've made the grade

if love's not given its proper place?


And what is proper and what is right

with the days that pass and years that fly,

but that we'd answer, with great delight,

that nothing precious has passed us by.


And what's the measure of precious things,

and what's the meter that sets apart?

Is it the glimmer of diamond rings

that springs eternal the human heart?


I say deeper, yes, far deeper still

the blazing banner that stems our hopes:

above and beyond mere human will

abides the Spirit that envelops.


This, then, the promise - the tie that binds -

to render lithe the dreadful dancer:

no greater treasure the seeker finds

than to apprise that love's the answer.


You Dream A Dream


You dream a dream of sunny days

of butterflies while music plays

of loving arms that hold you tight

of roses red and starry nights

and memories made that take you there


You dream a dream of precious things

of promises and wedding rings

of kisses sweet like vintage wine

of chemistries when they combine

from heaven high an answered prayer


You dream a dream of something more

of tranquil times an end to war

of poetry and works of art

of loving words that touch your heart

with not a place but there's a friend


You dream a dream of peace on earth

of minds that merge for all they're worth

of kindness done in every deed

of famine gone for all we feed

with thoughts like these that never end

-Richard Doiron ©




RICHARD DOIRON: Canada’s “Peace Poet," published 59 years; one of the most prolific poets in history, with tens of thousands of poems penned, including over 5500 sonnets alone; estimated 1000 poems published in 150 - 200 anthologies, periodicals, personal books; author of novels, biographical works, essays, and lyricist (with some 200 songs written, some recorded, one internationally). Graduate in journalism and Certified Lifeskills Coach; work read at the United Nations University for Peace, Costa Rica; published in the world book,” Prayers For A Thousand Years," alongside His Holiness, The Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Nelson Mandela. Participant in local, national, and international literary festivals; 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award winner with World Poetry; 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award with Pentasi B World Friendship Poetry; 2017 nominated for a Lifetime Achievement Award with ARTery USA, nominated by James Pasqual Bettio, former senator in the California Senior Legislature. 2019 named World Poet Laureate by group Pentasi B World Friendship Poetry. Twice nominated for Governor-General's Award and the Griffin Poetry Prize. Nominated to the Order of New Brunswick, 2019.  Published on a regular basis, mostly by invitation. Profiled in media, including television, radio, and newsprint on an ongoing basis.


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