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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

Buddhism

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

Buddhism

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

Poetry

The Tortured Heart

A tortured heart beats for more than itself
It beats to the cries of the world
Until suffering itself becomes
The key the whole universe… 127 more words

Buddhism

Some Useful Ideas for Those Writing Poetry

Some Useful Ideas for Those Writing Poetry

Chapter 3 Haiku.

 

I work in a Secondary School (although I am a Science Technician, I have helped out with poetry events) and know how much pupils in English Classes enjoy writing Haiku. 3,702 more words

Performance Poetry

Be Kind

Be kind.

Everyone
is someone
you’ve met before
or shall meet again.

Be kind.

Everyone
is someone
to somebody
even this body.

Be kind.

Everyone… 17 more words

Poetry