Tag Archives: Zen

No. 7 The End of Seedzen

Every end is just another beginning, all beginnings presage their end. And so the world goes. Telling other stories, those that are lithe and light and can adequately respond to the world today, this must now be the work. I … Continue reading

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10,000 Things

Small, now A child of hope Innocent of consequences. There is no change It all changes This moment again. The fall of light The drift of thought Following in the wake. It was then In knowing you I was first … Continue reading

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Problems and Answers

The climate crisis is already here – but no one’s telling us http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/aug/03/climate-crisis-media-relegates-greatest-challenge-hurtle-us-collapse-planet?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress I have admired George Monbiot’s clarity of vision for many years. The above article expresses well this clarity, seeing destruction as destruction. Having once been a young … Continue reading

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RCR – Taking Stock

Pausing to take stock of a new situation, project or opportunity, to consider the pros and cons, weigh up the good and the bad, are important and common sensical strategies in our pragmatic culture. Curiously, however, studies have shown greater … Continue reading

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This and That

This expression That experience Where do the two meet? Don’t say the One. But the danger is For the one saying it For the other understanding it Thinking comprehension. Settled here now In the lee of the summit Sliding down … Continue reading

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Terraces

Wild clematis Scent Spring fresh This spent high Summer. Aching down Weight of sun Shallow breath. Coming here Sometimes Many times before. Grass lit meadow Forest edge Aflame with shadow. Yes, coming here For want And wintry days. For far … Continue reading

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First Sun to Last

New sun Condenses mist From first light. Silvered now It glitters Down valley deep. Soft stirring Wind wakes The air to dance. Rising tide Brims the ridge Flows through trees. This skin sense Morning touch Wonder feels. How heavy Liquid … Continue reading

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Distant Thunder

Sharp this light Falls tangent Then carved away. Coarse green hill Shivering Sheltering deep. It rings this air Sounds down Base hollow lingers. Bruised underside Feathered up Clouds moult dark. Ragged in breath Silent pale stealth Easing through trees. This … Continue reading

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Touch Me Again

A soft afternoon cicada Gentles the way Sea breeze of evening. Distant ships White-walled yachts Weigh in westering sun. Small butterfly Shelters the warmth Napped baize of leaves. And it reaches out No, further! Touches in long sweep down. Abrupt … Continue reading

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Philosophy for Fools

The Vienna Circle, neopositivism, was never able to bridge the difference between sign and reality. And those great philosophers of language, Wittgenstein and Heidegger, accept there remains an inaccessible mystery to meaning. But who requires the abstractions of philosophers when, … Continue reading

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