28 October 2008

Norfolk Photos

In response to 'Postcards'

Such wondrous glimpses

of the transient ever-changing

existence we participate in

the colours

the textures

tears in my eyes




[28 October 08]

20 October 2008

Going upstairs

Trees marching along the ridge
Silhouettes in the intense orange wash

Sunrise



[17 October 08]

Morning practice 2

Burning through 108 times

aches

agitation

boredom

clinging

desires

dreams

dullness

fantasies

feelings

hopes

ideas

memories

resistance

sensations

thoughts

weariness

wishes

worries


cleansed and settled

awake and expansive


a calm smile comes home

to this face



[14 October 08]

Conceit

this idea of me
surrounded by persistent

swirling desires to be


someone useful

someone liked

someone wanted

someone of note


to exist in the eyes and minds of others

to be able to hold myself aloof and separate


the conceit of self



[13 October 08]

Morning Practice

Satisfaction
Wholeness of being

108 times

Each time

For the first time

Home in this body

Eyes open

Palms together



[05 October 08]

Evening out

Returning late from town
Along empty streets

Over the dark river

Through the playing fields

Shrouded in layers of mist


Back home under the milky way

Quiet mind and peaceful heart



[26 September 08
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12 October 2008

Self-reflective gem

A gem
A multi-faceted gem

In which I can see myself

Reflected multiple times

Distorted and undistorted



[12 October 08]