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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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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Shiver quiver chill fall rain embraces the hills to kiss them green again.
On the black cushion a stone sinking and floating into the dark light.
No Ordinary Life Drink some coffee light a candle Rain patters light a candle Cat purrs light a candle A child’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 […]
One light, one journey– an unsullied oracle from which to woo lore. “Nostalgic for Summer” by randomentality c2003 / randomentality
An urban prison– hopelessness creates the bars, hardship is the guard. “Los Angeles 35MM Shots” by Brian Utley c2003 / bingwalker
Water chisels rock– nature’s Michaelangelo, moving masterpiece. “At the local river, Dominica” by Elaine Mesker c2003 / Cybertoad
You grace us briefly, a delicate, velvet life– fleeting renewal. “Iris” by Shirley Peters c2003 / The Other Side
One scarlet pearl forms like a secret emerging from a holy place. “Ouch!” by Frank Kolodziej c2003 / Exit Wound
I just returned from my first sesshin at Hazy Moon Zen Center. It was fruitful. I’m tired and glad to be home. All that I experienced is settling, so I hesitate to write extensively about it. Here are some brief reflections. The first one is from my drive down, when I stopped at San Luis […]