This Chapter….

This Chapter….

This Chapter is closed now Not one word more Until we meet some day and the voices rising to the window take wing and fly Open the old casement To the lands we have forgotten, Look to the mountains and ridgeways And the steep valleys Quilted by Green Here as the last words fall away· The great and silent rivers of life Are flowing into the oceans, And on a day like any other They will carry you...

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You are…you?

You are…you?

You are as much your body, your thoughts, or your feelings as you are a car, an apartment, or a pen! When we say, “my car” or “my apartment” or “my pen,” we don’t mistake ourselves for the object. “My” is a possessive pronoun that indicates possession of an object. Something is claiming to have or possess something else. Yet, when it comes to “my body” or “my thoughts,”...

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Love after Love

Love after Love

Breathe by Linaji The time will come When, With elation, You will greet yourself arriving At your own door, in your own mirror, And each will smile at the other’s welcome, And say, sit here, Eat. You will love again the stranger who was yourself. Give wine, Give bread, Give back your heart To itself, to the stranger who has loved you All your life, whom you ignored for another Who knows you by...

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Deepening The Wonder

Deepening The Wonder

Death is a favor to us, But our scales have lost their balance. The impermanence of the body Should give us great clarity, Deepening the wonder in our senses and eyes Of this mysterious existence we share And are surely just traveling through. If I were in the Tavern tonight, Hafiz would call for drinks And as the Master poured, I would be reminded That all I know of life and myself is...

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How to be a Poet

How to be a Poet

1. Make a place to sit down. Sit down. Be quiet. You must depend upon affection, reading, knowledge, skill-more of each than you have-inspiration, work, growing older, patience, for patience joins time to eternity.  Any readers who like your poems, doubt their judgement. 2. Breathe with unconditional breath the unconditioned air. shun electric wire. Communicate slowly. Live a three-dimensional...

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If You Treat a Man…

If You Treat a Man…

Painful Thinking by Linaji If you treat a man as he appears to be, you make him worse than he is. But if you treat a man as if he already were what he potentially could be, you make him what he is destined to be. -Wolfgang von Goethe– ————————- I have come to a frightening conclusion, that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach...

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