NATURE POEMS: “The Lake of Beauty” by Edward Carpenter

“The Lake of Beauty” Let your mind be quiet, realising the beauty of the world, and the immense, the boundless treasures that it holds in store. All that you have within you, all that your heart desires, all that your Nature so specially fits you for — that or the counterpart of it waits embedded…

ZEN POEMS: “Still water” by Chuang Tzu

“Still water”   The non-action of the wise man is not inaction. It is not studied.  It is not shaken by anything. The sage is quiet because he is not moved, Not because he wills to be quiet. Still water is like glass. You can look in it and see the bristles on your chin. It…

POEMS: “Traveller: stop a moment (from Anamnesis)”

“Traveller: stop a moment (from Anamnesis)”   Traveller: stop a moment. It is time to stop time, to step inside. Come into this house of quiet and let it take your mind. Can you ? The hardest thing. To stop thinking. So you can start really seeing and enter the silent mind that waits in…

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…

POEMS: “How to Be a Poet” by Wendell Berry

“How to Be a Poet”   (To remind myself) i Make a place to sit down. Sit down. Be quiet. You must depend upon affection, reading, knowledge, skill — more of each than you have — inspiration, work, growing older, patience, for patience joins time to eternity. Any readers who like your poems, doubt their…

SPIRITUAL POEMS: “The Silence”

“The Silence”   Come, Join me in Silence, It’s the Holy ground of the Beloved. “The beloved”?  you say, We are deeply, Purely loved there- Is not that a sign of the Beloved? Compassion is born there Where Pure love meets suffering, Compassion unspoken, yet deeply felt. Jewels are found there; Strength, Hope, Peace, Joy,…