Wang Wei’s Poem And Those Stabbing Thoughts

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 A coffee shop,                                                                                                                                      lots of talking,                                                                                                                                stabbing thoughts,                                                                                                                                a cup of green tea,                                                                                                                                  a deepening night and                                                                                                                          I am  reading a poem by the eight century Chinese poet, Wang Wei.                                            I recognize an enormous truth that is present all along                                                                as I deeply engage those stabbing thoughts.

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About Virgilio Gavia

Interests: poetry, photography, writing (prose and poetry), walking/hiking, reading (non-fiction and books of poetry) drinking coffee and herbal teas, camping, fishing, contemplating, solitude, silence, traveling, faded jeans, meaningful conversation, wabi-sabi, haiku, tanka, Jazz, Classical, oldies, all the books of Thomas Merton, Joseph Campbell, Thomas Moore, John O'Donohue, Mary Oliver, David Whyte, Mark Strand, ancient Chinese and Japanese poets, The Bible, spirituality, philosophy, psychology, sociology, history, humanities and the arts.
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6 Responses to Wang Wei’s Poem And Those Stabbing Thoughts

  1. arlene says:

    I’d love a cup of green tea.

  2. Hariod Brawn says:

    Deeply reflective as ever Virgilio, many thanks. I am currently reading Thomas Merton’s translation of Chuang Tzu.

    • Thanks, Hariod…Love Thomas Merton…I have a collection of his books…I am re-reading A Year with Thomas Merton, Daily Meditations from His Journals…still uncovering nuggets of wisdom.

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