31 March 2010

Day 53

Not sleeping
Makes it hard to wake
While the world stirs outside


[31 March 2010]

30 March 2010

Day 52

Lists and lists
During the day, during the evening
But no laundry


[30 March 2010]

29 March 2010

Day 51

Seeing you, hearing you
Thoughts drop away
Gratitude wells up


[29 March 2010]

28 March 2010

Day 50

Cold soil and damp grass
Every naked footfall
An intimate encounter with life


[28 March 2010]

27 March 2010

Day 49

Throat warm
A lingering taste of liquorice tea
Or is it just a memory?


[27 March 2010]

26 March 2010

Day 48

Smooth tiles, smooth feet
Now warm, now cool

Touching



[26 March 2010]

25 March 2010

Day 47

The wok gets filled and then emptied
Returns, scrubbed clean
To the original state


[25 March 2010]

24 March 2010

Day 46

Small and hard, pale green globules. Remain
Tangled in the branching skeleton. Left in the bowl
Juicy and sweet, dark red grapes. All gone


[24 March 2010]

23 March 2010

Day 45

Chewing rice, reading words
Aromas, textures, images
Mingle. Inside and out


[23 March 2010]

22 March 2010

Day 44

Peonies in pink
Peonies in red
Peonies all done, time for bed


[22 March 2010]

21 March 2010

Day 43

Springtime sun
The bee communes
With a dandelion flower


[21 March 2010]

20 March 2010

Day 42

Forget the plate
Draw perfect circles in the air

Let the spinning happen



[20 March 2010]

19 March 2010

Day 41

A blank mind
Hunched shoulders

My tea has gone cold



[19 March 2010]

18 March 2010

Day 40

In the dark sky beyond the street lights
A crescent moon lies horizontal
The wet ground glistens


[18 March 2010]

17 March 2010

Day 39

Standing
Hands in warm water

Paying attention, dishes get washed



[17 March 2010]

16 March 2010

Day 38

Seeing the parade of colours
I smile from the inside out

Warmed by tender thoughts of you



[16 March 2010]

15 March 2010

Day 37

The handwritten love of my parents
Over many pages, many letters, many years

All to a younger me



[15 March 2010]

Light Dusting

Driving to work
Low winter sun in my face

With a glance to the west

I see the light dusting of snow

On my beloved hills of Wales

Simple joys

For a short journey



[01 February 2008]

14 March 2010

Day 36

Chasing a lotus flower
With pen and mop and broom
Yet always, perfection just beyond reach


[14 March 2010]

13 March 2010

Day 35

You smile contains a spark
Sets my joy alight
Warms my heart the whole day long


[13 March 2010]

12 March 2010

Day 34

The cushion waits and the blankets too
Inviting stillness to be
Nothing more


[12 March 2010]

11 March 2010

Day 33

The meditation cushion remains untouched
Dishes get washed clean
Boxes emptied


[11 March 2010]

10 March 2010

Day 32

The pot goes round and round
Water chasing rice
Emptying the centre


[10 March 2010]

09 March 2010

Day 31 - Pineapple

Sitting spiky
Scaly scratchy skin

Shrouding such sweet succulence



[09 March 2010]

08 March 2010

Day 30

A cake for me
And a cake for you
In your absence, I'll eat two!


[08 March 2010]

07 March 2010

Day 29

Doing the things I do
But not what I don't
The breath continues


[07 March 2010]

06 March 2010

Day 28

Missing you, in different ways
At different times, through the days
While we are, apart


[06 March 2010]

05 March 2010

Day 27

Snowdrops lost
In the glistening frost
Touched by the rising sun


[05 March 2010]

04 March 2010

Day 26

Stepping outside
Under the Milky Way
Arriving


[04 March 2010]

03 March 2010

Day 25

This body is everything
Chanting, sweating, prostrating
One Hundred and Eight


[03 March 2010]

02 March 2010

Day 24

Hazy round moon departing in the west
Reflecting warm golden light
Bright morning sun emerging in the east


[02 March 2010]

01 March 2010

Day 23

The trouble, and the beauty
Of counting the breath
I begin to feel I'm getting somewhere


[01 March 2010]