prayers in the wind

November 26, 2014 § 11 Comments

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strung out like clothes lines…

they

rasp

and

stretch

in

ice

filled

wind -

ancient prayer flags

~

Image courtesy Vicky Linn Darden

enduring

November 25, 2014 § 4 Comments

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beneath the flood

the

river

still

meanders -

to the sea

trust

November 24, 2014 § 5 Comments

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first frost -

a flock of silent sparrows

waiting

~

snooze

November 22, 2014 § 2 Comments

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long

grass

whispers

to

the

hot

afternoon~

curl of a mouse

~

catching sunbeams

November 20, 2014 § 2 Comments

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butterfly basks

in

the

cool

autumn

sun -

whole garden to itself

~

Lovely image courtesy Eve Livesay. In the photo I didn’t take as I didn’t have my camera or phone, there would have been three Red Admiral’s sunning themselves on the rotting apples…

Made me smile :-)

burden

November 19, 2014 § 16 Comments

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the weight

of

the

unworn

wedding

ring -

on her finger

~

 

Image courtesy Christopher McKenney

Sawaki on the poetry of Shōdōka

November 18, 2014 § Leave a comment

Originally posted on The Dōgen Institute:

sakura-426877_1280Poetry gives off subtle tones that prose cannot express. The resonance of a verse awakens mysterious emotions in us. It’s a matter of a direct and personal understanding, an immediate and intuitive apprehension or, according to the expressions of Zen: “transmission from my mind to your mind,” “a special transmission outside of instruction,” or again, “beyond words and letters.” The personality of its author flows from a verse. A Zen monk who teaches the Way must be like a deaf-mute. His clumsiness matters little, what counts is the radiance he gives rise to; resonances must flow from his person. The deaf-mute expresses himself through gestures and mime and if we had to make ourselves understood like him, we would certainly be much more creative and original. In truth, the Zen monk’s transmission is situated somewhere else than in words.

The direct transmission of the spirit of the teaching of the…

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noise

November 18, 2014 § 7 Comments

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on

the

beach

searching

for

memories -

shingle ceaseless chatter

~

ordinary

November 17, 2014 § 14 Comments

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on

my

bike

when

mist turns to heavy rain…

still

i

sing-

just

quicker

~

Courtesy Getty Images

next

November 16, 2014 § 8 Comments

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maple leaf

dances

on

cool

deep

water -

roar of waterfall

~

Image courtesy Lee Rentz

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