Monthly Archives: April 2010

ZEN CAT

In the bright Half moon. The garden pond Reflected grasses, Flowers, reeds and sky. It was real, But not true, When the cat ran Across, It’s placid surface And, SUDDENLY The ground gave way. It began to swim Quite naturally … Continue reading

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CLOUD’S GIFT

      Soft to etched In rising mist, Down The dawn path, She came Swift, Fast, On padded paws. Her dog-life hurled In a hail of goal. As if—- Her treasure were A joy-gift. On my boots  She dropped Her catch, … Continue reading

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GIN & TONIC

  At first, She thought His voice Lyrical, Amusing, Intellectual, Musical—- Driving relatively To the point, Or, A point. Then, She noticed The staccato speed At which, His noise Filled the room—- The way his hands,  Bent strangely In, And … Continue reading

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BEGIN SWEET WORLD

EARTH DAY ¬†GAIA Beautiful Sparkling on the swift moving surface of waterfalls and seas Jeweled in fire formed emeralds and immense jungles Dazzling in sea deep color and wondrous creatures Looking deep into molten reformation and upward to star extinction … Continue reading

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APPEALING ONION

  Getty Pictures Golden brown, Translucent, Papery light, The onion skin Slid off The counter, Moving in the breeze, Stirred When, The screen door Opened, Lifting up and up, Swirling Until— The still point—- Then, Floated down, Caught In the … Continue reading

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AGAIN

      The spring comes on Again. And again, The new green In transparent light, In translucent beauty Finds wild things, Yellow, pink, white, Sprouting once more, Where they always do Here and there. Above them Cherry, Apple, Perfume … Continue reading

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Hoto Zengen

'Little Hoto-Zengen, Dad and Toosie'     “…now an old man ambling about our local village shouldering an empty bag.That empty bag once carried academic degrees, monastic life (both Benedictine, Franciscan, and for over forty years as a Soto Zen … Continue reading

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