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My Poetry

I have often found that poetry has been a doorway to enter the fullnes of being, a state where all is included and nothing is exluded. I have been inspired to write my poetry from reading the works of Eihei Dogen (1200-1253), the founder of the Zen Soto tradition in Japan and Ryokan (1753 - 1831), an itinerant monk. Thankfully, Dogen's monumental work, Shobogenzo (Treasury of the True Dharma Eye) was rediscovered in the early 1900s and continues to inform and inspire countless people from all walks of life to have a direct experience of being and dialectics.

Below is a small collection of my poems that has helped me to deepen my practice of things as they truly are. I hope that you will enjoy them. 

The Sound of Rain 
Rain falling
   Leaves watching, 
Caterpillars mating
   Togther in a cacaphony! 

South of France 
Fields of lavendar
   Set against a blue cloudless sky. 
Oops! There goes an ant scurrying to its home
   I jump for joy! 

The Fullness of the Moment 
Air touching skin
   Moving hand and watching moving
What freedom! 

The Mirror
I'm perched on a branch
   Looking down on creation.
And creation looking back at me
   It's so complete, ain't it? 

The Rainbow Spider
I'm dangling by a thread
    Silky and light as a feather.
Oh how time flies! 
    As if it's so easy. 

Walking lightly
Alight go I. 
It's as if
This spirited life
Is aflight on gossamer wings
Of a gold and black butterfly. 

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