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Onlooker

ONLOOKER

Fingers crossed in hopes
Stillness and patience produce
Beauty and magic

Each Of Us

EACH OF US

Upon his decease
They found, clearing out his things, this envelope
Addressed “To whom it may concern”

Each of us is a PLP
A Public Leaning Post
A Poor Lonely Person

As a Public Leaning Post
I give each of you help and acceptance
And this is my Love

As a Poor Lonely Person
I ask each of you for help and acceptance
And this is my Humility

Amidst the dark and stormy seas of my pain and passion
I cling to the raft of my heart
And this is my Integrity

Among the dark and silent hills of my inner landscape
I shout “Hello” and listen to my own voice’s dying echoes
And this is my Humanity

There is a time for speech, a time for action
A time for silence and stillness
And this is my Wisdom

And as I strive to honour each moment as it is
And hold these qualities in mind
Perhaps I approach Creativity

Morning Sitting: Double haiku

MORNING SITTING

Three times three is nine
Three nines are twenty-seven
Pigeon on repeat

In the far distance
An American war bird
Slashes the still air

2020 Full Stop: Shadorma

2020 FULL STOP

Look around
No carrots, no sticks
All the chocks
Pulled away
Down time can become dream time
Up to us right now

The Way Forward

THE WAY FORWARD

Staying in place may be progress
Maybe the only progress for now
Let’s ask, once we’ve learnt how
Also how to listen to the answer

Darkness: Shadorma

DARKNESS

Whenever
Eclipse is total
I retreat
To the sky
Close all the doors and windows
And watch the clouds

Wilder Than Us

WILDER THAN US

“All Is One” we’re told
Check it out – Little required
Silence and stillness
Lead to pastures beyond our
Wildest imaginations

The Stillness: Senryu

THE STILLNESS

Careering through life
You miss the gifts to be found
In unemployment

Doing Nothing II: Quatrain

DOING NOTHING II

Not too practical this proposition agreed
Yet still practicality is not of the essence
While stillness may still serve to produce
Here and there an unexpectedness or two

Gone

GONE

Wisdom leads to peace
Beyond which no one remains
Feeling happiness

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