Monthly Archives: June 2016

Letting Go For Love

Language will not do It petrifies this ever-engine Into concepts. Enough, we know However deep it goes Words can never express it. This is the wound of language Even writing in blood Smears experience. Experience is primary Expression secondary How … Continue reading

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The Precision of Feeling

Even one thing Taken to heart Has unbearable depth. The precision of feeling Defeats all thinking Reduces self to naught. If in that moment We ask, “Where am I?” There is only one thing. All the way down The taste … Continue reading

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Sense

Cephalanthera rubra Red helleborine No name can name it all! The ochre walls Moss covered boulders The green ruff of trees. The sparkling song Distant deer barks Goat bells from below. In white splashes High in the trees Ah, the … Continue reading

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The Leadership of Entertainment

Boris Johnson is an appealing figure. His amiable bumbling demeanour is often good entertainment. ‘Bojo’ now looks likely to be the next Prime Minister, who’ll call an Election and soundly defeat the Labour Party led by the lacklustre Jeremy Corbyn. … Continue reading

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The Failure of Leadership

The culmination of a poverty of vision. Forty years of Conservative politicians pointing the finger at Europe for all UK ills. A Conservative Prime Minister forced to capitulate to his party’s right wing and call a referendum. A Labour leader … Continue reading

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With What Wishes

Summer silence Long afternoon The stillness of heat. A cicada sighs A soft breeze The turn toward evening? Deepening sigh The aspen shivers Release! In song thrush and chaffinch The call to end the day. The stiffening sea breeze Gifts … Continue reading

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Drawing out the Heart

Journeying down deep Meeting there with all the world The shimmer of leaves. At the end of the day A heart drawn out with the wind Slowly sinking sun. The ordinary It aches with the unspoken Weight of each moment. … Continue reading

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Pictures for a Different Story

Sitting here, on the mossed rock, beside the dark trunks of the evergreen oaks, on the flattened summit of El Montner, the old volcano across the gorge from my home. Sweating a little from the climb up from the beech … Continue reading

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Telling a Different Story: No. 1

Looking out to the East from this small ledge above Red Cliff, the vivid green of the beech trees cloaking the old volcano opposite are a telling reminder of this regions equable climate. The browning fields of the northern plain … Continue reading

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Story Telling

I see from the blog stats that someone today has gone back into the archives to read “Fukuoka and the Action of No-Action Through the Heart Sutra“. Which, after quite some time, has given me the cue to read it … Continue reading

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