Nature Poems: “Both worlds”

Both worlds   Forever busy, it seems, with words, finally I put the pen down and crumple most of the sheets and leave one or two, sometimes a few, for the next morning. Day after day – year after year – it has gone on this way, I rise from the chair, I put on…

Zen Buddhism -Excerpt from the Book: “Walking in Wisdom” by Tarchin Hearn

REFLECTION– 3 58–Today’s world of human experience is increasingly moulded by feelings of insecurity, entrapment conflict, and fear. We feel trapped in situations and circumstances: family obligations, economic constraints, weather, traffic, bureaucratic red tape and so forth. We fight interminable battles with people, creatures, invasive species, weeds, belief systems, expectations and fears. In the name…

POEMS: “Stand Still” (in the forest)

Stand Still Stand still. The trees before you and the bushes beside you are not lost. Wherever you are is a place called Here, And you must treat it as a powerful stranger, Must ask permission to know it and be known. The forest breathes. Listen. It answers, I have made this place around you,…

Learning from Nature HAIKU POEMS: “Delicate flower” (“Flor delicada”)

“Skeleton flowers are unique flowers which turn transluscent upon exposure to water and rain. Its white petals become completely clear, then transform back to their original milky white color once dry.”Diphelleia grayi, the scientific name of the Skeleton Flower, can be found in only three parts of the world. The plant grows on moist, wooded…

POEMS: “One”…

Photo credit: Pinterest One The mosquito is so small it takes almost nothing to ruin it. Each leaf, the same. And the black ant, hurrying. So many lives, so many fortunes! Every morning, I walk softly and with forward glances down to the ponds and through the pinewoods. Mushrooms, even, have but a brief hour…

POEMS: “Wild Geese” (“Gansos Salvajes”)

  Wild Geese   You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile…