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The Game (Villanelle)

All is one, all the same,
All distinctions that we know –
You and I, both the Game

When errant passion we thus tame,
A quiet empty boat does flow – 92 more words

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Noise (Free Verse)

Social media can be anything but,
With a million voices all crying out at once:
“Me! Me! Me!” we say with so many words.
“Who are you?” I want to wipe my hand… 74 more words

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I Accept (Free verse)

Wading through a sea of dissenting voices,
Of demand and expectations –
I row whichever way.

Caught in the winds of naming and pointing
At the various constellations – 77 more words

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ONLY WHITE CLOUDS....

Here is a loose translation of a poem by Wang Wei (王維; 699–759):

Amid the hills are many Dharma friends;
Meditating, chanting, gathering in groups; 141 more words

The Dialectic (Free verse)

I can only say, after years of searching,
Make peace with the dialectic that turns
Both within and without, no boundary.
For each person, there are many facets… 262 more words

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Non-Interference

Non-Interference

And just so
I look out on the sleeping village
Cloaked in patient snow
And I feel warmth
Rise in my chest.
Just as the sun’s early morning… 124 more words

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An Open Secret

An Open Secret

The darkness inside is a river
With its midnight whispers concealed
Dawn’s life reveals the shimmering trill
Of a melody that never withers… 149 more words

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