Inhabiting Each Moment

It is cold and dark. By the window, my mind floats with the lightness of silence. I live inside each moment. It is liberating with many possibilities.

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If We Just Look Long Enough

In its quiet elegance,
it reveals heaven, humans and the earth.
I look deeply long enough that seems like eternity
and then I see what the ancient sages and poets and monks saw,
and I just know…the soul stirs because it recognizes beauty and deeper truth,
and I just bow my head.

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An Empty Cup and Mercy

My cup is empty of herbal tea
and a deep longing caresses my heart
on this cold winter night.
It is quiet and there exist a somewhat subtle inner beauty,
delicately reminding me of the fullness of time
and the richness and wholeness of existence.
It articulates what mercy is all about.

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A Silent Language

A solitary bird,
a brown leaf in the dead of winter,
and a black & white photograph of a flower arrangement
in an old container.
They all speak in silence to the human heart.

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One Winter Night

A leaf covered by snow,
a moonlight in winter
and tears in the stillness of the night.

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And That Chrysanthemum

Dried chrysanthemum resting
on an old Tatami mat.
He cried… and silently walked away.

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Moving Deeply

I slowly move
to a place of many beginnings
and unending endings.

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