Monthly Archives: August 2017

Apparent Within the Real

“In the third watch of the night Before the moon appears, No wonder when we meet There is no recognition! Still cherished in my heart Is the beauty of earlier days.” ~Tozan Nobody knows how it happens, nor can it … Continue reading

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It’s About Time

Ever since Will Blake’s big proclamation, everyone has been looking for that elusive grain of sand. Eternity’s been out searching for itself, but can’t find such a thing anywhere, even in a wildflower. There’s no robin in a cage, no … Continue reading

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Bowl of Soup

A long time ago, maybe hundreds of years, maybe thousands, who knows, but you were sitting with me by the fire. You handed me a bowl of soup. It was good. It was all heaven. You looked at me and … Continue reading

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Harvest Time

When the tall fir in our yard toppled over, we were taken by surprise at just how shallow its roots ran. We imagine we are firmly anchored here by all of our big ideas and associations, our hopeful plans and … Continue reading

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Inexplicable

Let’s say that it’s true, let’s say you are the sky I’m flying through. After a while, I am no longer flying, I have become the sky itself, now there are no longer two of us. It’s as if there … Continue reading

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One Sound

Last night I went to an open window. Everyone was sleeping, but one cricket was chirping insistently, as if on a mission to unite the whole night in one single sound, a sound so strong and clear that nothing else … Continue reading

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Just Following Orders

In the greater scheme of things, perhaps God is a mid-level manager, carrying out orders from the Higher-ups. Who’s to say? A great Voice booms out from the void: “God, make a solar system over here in this empty space.” … Continue reading

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They All Know

The wind doesn’t say “Here I come!” as it rustles through the forest, bending branches and lifting leaves, nor do the trees bother to debate, “Is it fate, or free will?” The little house finch with the grey body and … Continue reading

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Something More

  There is a restlessness we can’t tame, it rules us despite our practiced pieties.   It’s beyond desire, not as easy to frame and name, but as it is, no matter what we have, we always want something more. … Continue reading

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Look

A warm and lazy August afternoon, and I am sitting in the shade on a wooden bench right outside the local SaveMart. It occurs to me that, although everything is mysteriously connected, not everything is a poem. No matter — … Continue reading

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