Out Along the Song

And so we meet again

Bright blaze of flaring life

A green defiant in its going

Ashamed of nothing in its flowing

Up to the crispy end it sings

With melody of screaming joy

So far beyond our space and time

And out along the song

To where there is no right and wrong

And when the crisp is mush

And when the river turns to brown

And when the water has corrupted

The form that was your life erupted

I will wonder at the god of left behind

I will ponder earth that looks like waste

I will listen with my ear into the mud

And taste wet noises under sight

And wonder if I hear the song

From where there is no right or wrong

©Stephen Tanham

Stephen Tanham is a Director of the Silent Eye School of Consciousness, a not-for-profit teaching school of modern mysticism that helps people find a personal path to a deeper place within their internal and external lives.

The Silent Eye provides home-based, practical courses which are low-cost and personally supervised. The course materials and corresponding supervision are provided month by month without further commitment.

Steve’s personal blog, Sun in Gemini, is at stevetanham.wordpress.com.

17 Replies to “Out Along the Song”

  1. Hello Steve,
    As you no doubt noticed while grappling with my name. (Sheri or Kennedy) I am intrigued by many of your posts and interested in your mystic pursuits as well as your fiction writing and poetry. I studied philosophy avidly in university but quickly after abandoned the – for me – painful adherence to logic and linear thinking in favor of seeking more depth in the Truths I had always known/felt/perceived and had been seeking to define. I stopped saying Why, and have continued to say Wow.
    Interestingly, my philosophy professor, Dr. Phillip H Wiebe also moved on a path toward mysticism in his later years when we were no longer in contact. He’s been described as a Mystical Empiricist and was particularly fascinated with the Shroud of Turin. One of these days when I can afford it. 🙂 I’d like to get his 2015 book, Intuitive Knowing as Spiritual Experience. I suspect you might appreciate that work as well.
    Sorry to leave such a long comment. I’m pleased to have found you in the blogosphere. D. Wallace Peach is such an inspiration, and I’ve found other wonderful and interesting folks a few times in her sphere. I look forward to following your future posts. ~ Sheri

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    1. Hi Sheir
      How fascinating! I’m delighted you did make contact. As you could see, i looked you up, too. I agree that conventional philosophy relies too much on brain and logic rather than the experience of ‘reaching’ for the higher – under whatever name we chose to use.
      Our mystical school – the Silent Eye – is centred on this quest. We can discuss this further if you like. You can contact us directly on our forwarding address:
      rivingtide@gmail.com
      I hope we can stay in touch. Best wishes.
      Steve

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