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Monday, May 22, 2017

May 22

The whole point about teaching
is to remove the need
for the teacher.

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There is much to be heard
in silence,
pure, balanced, serene
and perfect.

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Wanting, affirming and
praying for something:
not enough.
We must act.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

May 16

There's that 
which I can control 
and that I can't. 
Hope I figure that out.

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Sometimes we need to
do more than our best, and one
of those times is now.

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Snipers of fear.
Hurdles of worry.
Stumbling blocks of regret.
Worthless.

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The Rev says God
Could not be everywhere,
so mothers were created.

Friday, May 12, 2017

May 12


Adage for today:
Never mistake caffeine
For enthusiasm

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The news does not
show us reality,
neither human
nor divine.

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Love is otherworldly,
but heartbreak is too much
of the planet.


Buddha taught we’re each given
ten thousand joys
and ten thousand sorrows.

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Sometimes when I wake,
it’s too, too dark, but I know
the light is coming. 

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Sometimes I go
the extra mile,
others sitting still,
writing my poems.

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Why do the French bother
with all those letters
when they don’t pronounce them? 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

17 times 3

Eternal Verity
You are.
Be still and know
you are
both the painter and the paint.
You are.
You are.
Be still and. Know
you are
both the singer and the song.
You are.
You are.
Be still and know
you are
both the dreamer and the dream.
You are.
#seventeensyllablesfortwentyseventeentimesthree

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

More 17's



The news does not
show us reality,
neither human
nor divine.
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Love is otherworldly,
but heartbreak is too much
of the planet.

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Buddha taught we’re each given
ten thousand joys
and ten thousand sorrows.

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Sometimes when I wake,
it’s too, too dark, but I know
the light is coming.

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Why do the French bother
with all those letters
when they don’t pronounce them?
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The whole point about teaching
is to remove the need
for the teacher.
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I do prefer literature 
to money,
but not to poetry.

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To enjoy peace and calm,
meditate every day.
It's Om's Law.

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You are.
Be still and know
you are both
the singer and the song.
You are.

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You are.
Be still and know
you are both
the sculptor and the marble.
You are,
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You are.
Be still and know
you are both
the painter and the paint.
You are.

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Red, white and blue,
divided by orange,
equals
dark night of the soul.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Cataract

Early eye doctor
appointment this date,
morning poem
will have to wait.

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Cataract surgery today,
so I’ll just simply say,
“be seeing you.”

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I’m living in grace,
bright, new left eye on my face,
gratitude in place,

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Time to Eat


today we are asked to weave 3 of 6 words into a poem, all 6 for extra credit...can you guess the words?...my effort:

Feeding Time

There once were four
birdfeeders in our yard,
two seed, two humming,
festooned with the usual
red and yellow.
After we erected
a glass fence to
keep a hungry pest
of a rambling coyote
from our household feline,
said cat became too
fond of birds and
the hummingbirds became
too fond of cracking
their necks on glass
they could not see.
After a few fatal hiccups,
wincing at the sight,
the seed beds are
gone, and the sugar
water is elsewhere,
but all the birds remain,
hoping for a change
of heart and mind.
We see them at
their accustomed
feeding time,
large and small,
colorful and plain,
doves and wrens,
tits and orioles.

And one,
very observant
hawk.