Stolen Lines

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While I was sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring came and the grass grew by itself. Now I am walking in silent meditation at Somerset Gift Oak tree shades me Call of the bulbul my mantra Tortoise is my guide Breathe … Read More

An Unfurling

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Like depleted moths drawn to a flickering flame – a flame so faint it is barely visible – we follow our inner wisdom and find ourselves in the noisy stillness of nature, the silent support of the sangha, the nurturing … Read More

MEDITATION

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May I be at peace, peace, perfect peace May I find clarity in my confusion softness in my strife the wisdom to heal my contusions   May I find acceptance in certain truths that water is fluid, rock is solid … Read More

IS THIS ENLIGHTENMENT?

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is this enlightenment?   to discover the urgency of self-love to negate self-abandon? to know the pain of too much love? bound-less love (I thought) boundary-less (you say)   to feel the waves of anxiety, nausea rise rise rise knowing … Read More

The first arrow…

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Nothing speaks like the innocence, as the actions of a child. Long before disobedience was a cry for help, long before acting out was a cry for love and affection. Do you remember? Do you remember when your actions were … Read More

The Sole Of My Foot

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The soul of my foot sees the light and dark. As one foot moves closer to life, the other moves closer to death. “Don’t get stuck in the mud”, they say – it can be stagnant, smelly, squishy and too … Read More

Dear Tree of Blossom & Life

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Just yesterday, I could see right through you. Just yesterday, between your twisting and stretching, the path below was clear. Yet today, your tiny buds have sprouted and your flowers bloomed, covering the spaces between with new life and the … Read More

Listen and other poems

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Listen The furled fern Nascent potentiality Listens to the orchestral hum The incessant life force. My heart beats A sine curve around the Zing of my neural moments. I breathe the peaks higher And the troughs lower, Creating space For … Read More

Entering into Silence and other poems

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Entering into silence We enter into silence: reverently pass through the portal into her gentle embrace as the winter breeze pushes across the emerald land. So begins the journey without Beginning. Morning meditation Eyes close in the dark. Breathe in, … Read More

That Mountain that is Life

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I climb the mountain that towers above, looking back to see below, the breeze is blowing, my mind is going, but oh how stunning As I walk on mother earth, She invites me to sit and listen, Without hesitation, I … Read More

Sweet Child

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I can see where you are and well you may ask. Ask me anything, sweet child.   Yes, tides can change the course of things when the moon pulls the ocean this way, that way. The ocean is vast. Be … Read More

Walking Meditation

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There is a beginning, a middle and an end, which may differ from day to day. With loving kindness I choose my pace, where I begin and where I end. I put aside unreliable thoughts which tend to take over. … Read More

HOMECOMING

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You are not the beginning nor the end you are a multitude of discrete moments all muted into this perfect present moment   You are the past and the future leaning back and lurching forward clinging, clinging onto these threads … Read More

the hands that hold

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“Everything you need is within yourself, hold your being high with reverence and love”   Craig and Monique The Blue Butterfly, May 2018 © Craig and Monique

At the Water’s Edge

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At the water’s edge I’ll meet you Where the lapping ripples dance Where the wind gently sways soft on the skin.   At the water’s edge I’ll meet you where sunbirds come to drink their long sweet nectar of delight … Read More

Welcome Home

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They say, “Welcome Home” as if it’s a simple act. A joyous event. Like no thought needs to go into it. It simply stands. As it is. Welcome Home. The first word is difficult. Welcome. An invitation And therefore a … Read More

Receiving

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I have received so little time and space to be. I have tucked myself into the needs of others: The family that needed me to be all that my sister wasn’t. The clients that needed me to be available to … Read More

The hellos, the goodbyes

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The hellos, the goodbyes. There is no beginning, no end. The seamless night turns to flowing day. The point at which day becomes night, and night becomes day, is no point, only a seamless meeting of hellos and goodbyes. Like … Read More

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