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Phantom Scents

In the shadows,

only the shuffles of my footsteps are audible.

I peer past dusty shutters, hearing

echoes left from delivery men.

The headlights too invisible, … 133 more words


Landscape with Treeline

Through a grid of paned windows
fronted by slatted blinds,
wild, twisted branches
fan out across
grey winter
by stripe of trees, 28 more words

Considering Truths

When I wanted to know the truth,
believing I was destined for greatness,
I explored every religion and philosophy

I considered how language had meanings, 130 more words


Love Stormed Time

As love stormed time–

Lightning passion, anguished absence–

Imagination’s weight, everlasting, shattered

Hourglass….sand, crystalline tears.

© Morrow V Ryan, 2014


Uniting Outer and Inner Solitude: Patrul Rinpoche's Advice for Alak Dongak Gyatso


In his account of the famous debate between Ju Mipham Namgyal Gyatso (’ju mi pham rnam rgyal rgya mtsho, 1846-1912) and Alak Dongak Gyatso ( 2,504 more words


in this silence

in this silence
it is silent
and i can hear my voice
murmuring in the empty echo
of my mind’s underworld

it is silent
but for my words… 48 more words


So you think you know pain?

So you think you know pain
The forgotten tears in the rain?
Those drops were my lucky breaks
Yes, those breaks are now scars
The wounds you see in my heart… 121 more words