Archive for the 'Aenigmas (My Poems)' Category

Abuddha

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Late at night alone I sit listening to the tock tock tock of raindrops dancing rooftop. The patter of rain drapes like a blanket over night’s shoulders — rhythmic murmured lullaby. This moment, awake. And this one. Now this. This moment too, eternal.

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Reflections on Sesshin

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Almost six years ago I sat my first sesshin at Hazy Moon Zen Center. I did not return, for many reasons and rationalizations. But when my teacher put a winter weekend sesshin on the calendar, I committed to come. It was wonderful sitting with so many people and creating community. These are some small reflections […]

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Sestina

Monday, January 12th, 2015

For Swap-bot, I joined a project that required writing a sestina. According to the Academy of American Poets: “The sestina follows a strict pattern of the repetition of the initial six end-words of the first stanza through the remaining five six-line stanzas, culminating in a three-line envoi. The lines may be of any length, though […]

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Gift From the Sea

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

This ATC was created for a swap focusing on something in nature. At least one item in the card had to be from nature. And a couple of haiku! A sand dollar moon peers heavenward, smiling to her silver sister. ***** Ocean origin star within echoes secrets hidden in apples.

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She Is

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Glimpses of My Daughter at Age Six She is a sunflower-yellow hourglass with a center of nipple pink intensity bouncing, twirling, burbling, squawking like a Steller’s Jay. She is Inside with Peter, Paul, and Mary, multiplying three times infinity in her rocking chair. She is an apple, crisp and fresh, the guitar singing melodies sometimes […]

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Farewell Stella

Monday, January 27th, 2014

My dear Fur Person friend, Stella Bella the cat, died today. She was 17 years old. She had tumors in her bladder and on her lung. Sometime I will write about the adventures we had with her, and her many catly qualities. But today, just this. I stroke your fur no purr frail limbs give […]

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Heaven on Earth

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Green fern seas froth around redwood ships. Mammoth masts mask the sun. The journey through a cathedral of peace only occasionally adorned by bird trills or underbrush rustling.

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Reunion

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Shiver quiver chill fall rain embraces the hills to kiss them green again.

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Zazen

Monday, January 14th, 2013

On the black cushion a stone sinking and floating into the dark light.

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No Ordinary Life

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

No Ordinary Life Drink some coffee light a candle Rain patters light a candle Cat purrs light a candle A childā€™s party light a candle Eat cake light a candle Buy groceries light a candle Fold laundry light a candle Clean the bathroom light a candle Pay bills light a candle Read books light a […]

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A Haiku

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

One light, one journey– an unsullied oracle from which to woo lore. “Nostalgic for Summer” by randomentality c2003 / randomentality

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A Haiku

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

An urban prison– hopelessness creates the bars, hardship is the guard. “Los Angeles 35MM Shots” by Brian Utley c2003 / bingwalker

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A Haiku

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Water chisels rock– nature’s Michaelangelo, moving masterpiece. “At the local river, Dominica” by Elaine Mesker c2003 / Cybertoad

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A Haiku

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

You grace us briefly, a delicate, velvet life– fleeting renewal. “Iris” by Shirley Peters c2003 / The Other Side

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A Haiku

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

One scarlet pearl forms like a secret emerging from a holy place. “Ouch!” by Frank Kolodziej c2003 / Exit Wound

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