SHORT POEMS: “For the Children (from In the Unknown)” about poetry…

“For the Children (from In the Unknown)”   Pavement side, a mother and child and a poet’s footsteps exactly coincide: she’s saying to him ‘birds live in trees, and squirrels…’ as we pass, and I can’t resist ‘…and poets’, I add, as her sentence hangs still deep in my one-handed text to you about how…

MYSTICAL POEMS: “The Word of The Silence” by Aurobindo

“The Word of The Silence” A bare impersonal hush is now my mind, A world of sight clear and inimitable, A volume of silence by a Godhead signed, A greatness pure, virgin of will. Once on its pages Ignorance could write In a scribble of intellect the blind guess of Time And cast gleam-messages of…

SPRING POEMS: “The Sowing of Meanings” by Thomas Merton

“The Sowing of Meanings” See the high birds! Is their’s the song That dies among the wood-light Wounding the listener with such bright arrows? Or do they play in wheeling silences Defining in the perfect sky The bounds of (here below) our solitude, Where spring has generated lights of green To glow in clouds upon…

POEMS: “Sow flowers” by Rahman Baba

“Sow flowers”   Sow flowers to make a garden bloom around you, The thorns you sow will prick your own feet. Arrows shot at others Will return to hit you as they fall. You yourself will come to teeter on the lip Of a well dug to undermine another. Though you look at others with…

SPRING POEMS: “Against the gently flowing spring morning” by Shih Shu

“Against the gently flowing spring morning”   Against the gently flowing spring morning the arrogant rattle of a passing coach peach blossoms beckon from the distant village willow branches caress the shoulder of my pond as bream and carp flash their golden scales and mated ducks link embroidered wings the poet stares about: this way,…

POEMS: “The further you go” by Andrew Colliver

“The further you go”   Mercy, there have been revelations. Grace, there has been realisation. Still, you must travel the path of time and circumstance. The further you go, the more it comes back to paying attention. The rough skin of the tallowwood, the trade routes of lorikeets, a sky lifting behind afternoon clouds. Staying…

SPRING POEMS: “Spring”

“Spring” Somewhere a black bear has just risen from sleep and is staring � down the mountain. All night in the brisk and shallow restlessness of early spring � I think of her, her four black fists flicking the gravel, her tongue � like a red fire touching the grass, the cold water. There is…

POEMS: ” The path of awakening” by Tarchin Hearn

The path of awakening is all around you. It is the life you are living. It is the place where you are. It is the mind that is experiencing. Just pause and allow the looking to deepen. Do you have sufficient love to see? That’s a big question! Feel the fullness of being; within and…

POEMS: “Look at love” by Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi

“Look at love” Look at love how it tangles with the one fallen in love look at spirit how it fuses with earth giving it new life why are you so busy with this or that or good or bad pay attention to how things blend why talk about all the known and the unknown…