Harmony

Harmony

Harmony doesn’t seem extraordinary until you have known him for a while. He knows how to be gentle, and such gentleness is surprisingly powerful. The silence around him is lyrical. If I sit in his kitchen in the late afternoon and drink ginger tea, by the time I am ready to go home the contradictions inside my head are no longer shouting at me and trying to tear each other apart He gives me...

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Let’s Swing

Let’s Swing

Between the conscious and the unconscious, the mind has put up a swing: all earth creatures, even the supernovas , sway between these two trees, and it never winds down angels, animals,humans, insects, by the million also the wheeling sun and moon: ages go by and it goes on. Everything is swinging: heaven, earth,water,fire, and the secret one slowly growing a body. Kabir saw that for fifteen...

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My Work

My Work

My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird — equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand. Are my boots old? Is my coat torn? Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect? Let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work, which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished. The...

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Your Laughter…

Your Laughter…

Laughter by Glennis Siverson Take breath away from me, if you wish, take air away, but do not take from me your laughter. My struggle is harsh and I come back with eyes tired at times from having seen the unchanging earth, but when your laughter enters it rises to the sky seeking me and it opens for me all the doors of life. My love, in the darkest hour your laughter opens, and if suddenly you...

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Letting the heart break open…

Letting the heart break open…

Letting the heart break open awakens us to the mystery of love-that we can’t help loving  others, in spite of the pain they cause us, for no other reason than they move and touch us in ways that we can never fully comprehend. Indeed if those we love perfectly matched our ideal dreams, they would not touch us so deeply. What we love is not just their pure being, but also their heart’s...

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A Good Read

A Good Read

by Kent Bond The mirror reveals A very unique notebook A cherished volume That I have chosen to journal in Today Skin is the delicate parchment Organs, bone, joint and sinew The bindings and spine Each cell, Chapters. War and Peace are but cliff notes In comparison Bible, Koran, Kabbalah Only echo its holiness I need not think to Turn the page For the entry is already Transcribing,...

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