27 June 2009

Exercises

The mind free
Gently flowing


The body alive

Pulsing and tingling


Morning exercises

Body and mind



[18 June 2009]

Momentarily awake

Chasing down a tunnel
Trying to grasp a thought

Wrestle it to the ground


Suddenly self-conscious


The thought dropped

All that's left

Awareness



[27 June 2009]

22 June 2009

Morning Echoes

between incense and gongs
breath after breath

images flash


juicy golden succulent sweetcorn

smooth slippery warm new potatoes

rich salty spicy satay sauce

sour shards of crispy crunchy cabbage and carrot


last night's dinner

reflecting and rebounding

echoing in my mind

this morning



[22 June 2009]

18 June 2009

One of the herd

A Bodhisattva gently
Herds the oxen
With humour and humility
Always the student
Receiving with joy
Giving with gratitude
One offering after another


[18 June 09]

11 June 2009

Living colours

The black
Black earth

Fecund


Horse Radish leaves

Verdant and vibrant

Blades


Garden Mint leaves

Soft and silky

Tongues


The luminous

Luminous garden

Alive



[11 June 2009]

06 June 2009

Natural Order

When there's a question
Of the right order
In which to do
Things

Writing
Cleaning
Shaving
Showering
Dishes
Laundry

Pissing comes first


Gratitude
Honouring this body
And it's simple needs
It serves this life so very well


[06 June 2009]

04 June 2009

Simple

Somehow this morning
Being awake

In the world

Is more important

Than resting asleep


Running, stretching

Walking, sitting

Eating, showering


Each moment containing

A spark of joy

Simple pleasure

Happiness of being



[04 June 2009]

01 June 2009

Meeting

Poem scribbled
I bend to pack

Notebook and pencil away


Sudden stab

Foot meets thistle


OW!
















[30 May 09]