(Learning from Nature) MYSTICAL POEMS: “Camas Lillies”

“Camas Lillies”   Consider the lilies of the field, the blue banks of camas opening into acres of sky along the road. Would the longing to lie down and be washed by that beauty abate if you knew their usefulness, how the natives ground their bulbs for flour, how the settlers’ hogs uprooted them, grunting…

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…

POEMS: “Come” by Andrew Colliver

“Come”… Every day I am astonished by how little I know, and discouraged, obedient as I am to the demand to know more — always more. But then there is the slow seep of light from the day, and I look to the west where the hills are darkening, setting their shoulders to the night,…

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…