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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby Hickersonia » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:37 pm

"Can you hear, Can you see?"

A spiteful word, an angry look,
Can you hear the pain and sadness
…hiding behind those hurtful words?
Can you see the suffering behind that contorted face?

“May I listen to your problems a moment, friend?”
“Is there something that can be done to help?”

Instead, with hardened heart, we remain silent,
when we could instead open up and be at peace.
Life happens, you can’t avoid it,
and neither can the focus of your ire.

“May I listen to your problems a moment, friend?”
“Is there something that can be done to help?”

Simple thoughts to disarm anger and assuage hurt,
one needs not life’s every answer.
Listening intently, wholeheartedly, and patiently,
heal everyone, everything without so much as a word.
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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby yawares » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:26 pm

Dear Members,

Oh WOW!.... With new poems from Convivium/BlackBird/Hickersonia...I really think this POETRY thread...IN MOTION indeed !!

Poetry in motion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orLXu6vjMHU

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby convivium » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:06 am

love
it comes
i suffocate it
and let it breathe
and suffocate my heart
it aches and slows me down
i am grateful for being slowed down
to see the delusions and catch the heart movements
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php
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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby yawares » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:30 pm

Dear Members,

:heart: HEARTS OF GOLD :heart:
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Oh love!
I truly love
People with hearts of gold
They are beautiful, rare, hard to find
I will tell them I love them.. nope.. I'm not shy
Why? Because I love to have heart of gold people in my world

I love to read dhammapada and jataka stories
Kalayanamittas were reborn as best friends
In many lives they wandered together
They helped each other to find
The ultimate noble truth
So devine!

Buddhas said
"@Only good people will know
Good and bad people.... but impossible
for bad, ignorant people to see/know good people"
Why? Because lobha dosa moha avijja tanha ditthi-vipallasa
Mana issa ahirika anottappa maya micchāditthi cloud their dark minds!

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby Dhammabodhi » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:35 pm

This is the end of the day
nothing more to think
nothing more to do
life is dead
Death is born.

The dream's over
but reality is not found
Incessant
Infinity ceases
and rises again.

Without body
It ascends,
Without hope
The Silence
Without feature
The Freedom
Without time, without dimension,
Without form
Existence.


The mold is broken
The vessel destroyed

The mind awakens.
-Samāhitam cittam yathābhutam pajānāti.

समाहितं चित्तं यथाभूतं पजानाती |

A concentrated mind sees things as they really are.

-Ujuko nāma so maggo, abhayā nāma sā disā.

उजुको नाम सो माग्गो, अभया नाम सा दिसा |

'Straight' is this path, fearlessness is its way.
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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby BlackBird » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:02 am

Caught between two tides
I float upon the ocean
Dukkha it abides
While I struggle with emotion

When will dividends be paid
When will my time come
I envision the dhamma's shade
So peaceful and so numb

I see the light of metta
The ease of having peace
possessing no vendetta
one day I'll find release.
"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta
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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby Reductor » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:22 pm

First rule of poetry: read it aloud.

If you have any criticism or ideas for improvement, I'd like to hear them.

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All life will end,
though peace need not.
This truth our friend,
with mind, had caught
beneath the tree,
where Mara sought
to bend his knee.
Our mighty lord,
at last set free,
had severed cord
and splintered yolk,
drove Mara’s hoard,
whose power broke.
With mind now clean,
he’d scattered smoke,
and then had seen
what all must see:
that face he’d been
-- had always been --
he could not flee.
For death is change,
and change was he.
But in this range
of death unmoved,
we may exchange
our greed, disproved,
for hearts at ease,
with grief removed
by knowing right.
Michael

The thoughts I've expressed in the above post are carefully considered and offered in good faith.

And friendliness towards the world is happiness for him who is forbearing with living beings. -- Ud. 2:1
To his own ruin the fool gains knowledge, for it cleaves his head and destroys his innate goodness. -- Dhp 72

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby BlackBird » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:23 am

:thumbsup: very good stuff Reductor.
"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta
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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby Reductor » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:18 am

BlackBird wrote::thumbsup: very good stuff Reductor.


Thanks.

And I'm very glad you and others are posting dhamma poetry in this thread. I can't think of any other art form so well suited to dhamma. Keep 'em coming, as I enjoy reading them.
Michael

The thoughts I've expressed in the above post are carefully considered and offered in good faith.

And friendliness towards the world is happiness for him who is forbearing with living beings. -- Ud. 2:1
To his own ruin the fool gains knowledge, for it cleaves his head and destroys his innate goodness. -- Dhp 72

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby yawares » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:42 pm

[quote="Reductor"]First rule of poetry: read it aloud.

If you have any criticism or ideas for improvement, I'd like to hear them.

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Dear Reductor,

Your poem is lovely just like the song POETRY IN MOTION :" there's nothing I would change..it doesn't need improvement..it's much too nice to rearrange"

Me too..I'm happy to see more members to post poems :tongue:
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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby Reductor » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:50 am

yawares wrote:
Reductor wrote:First rule of poetry: read it aloud.

If you have any criticism or ideas for improvement, I'd like to hear them.

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Dear Reductor,

Your poem is lovely just like the song POETRY IN MOTION :" there's nothing I would change..it doesn't need improvement..it's much too nice to rearrange"

Me too..I'm happy to see more members to post poems :tongue:
yawares :jumping:


:anjali:
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And friendliness towards the world is happiness for him who is forbearing with living beings. -- Ud. 2:1
To his own ruin the fool gains knowledge, for it cleaves his head and destroys his innate goodness. -- Dhp 72

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby BlackBird » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:49 am

*poem removed from this post b/c not happy with it.
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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby Hickersonia » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:06 am

Escape

Beings wanting pleasure,
filled with sensual desire,
grasping at that which they perceive,
clinging to that which they have,
- losing everything when Death takes them...

Recklessly seeking their preferences,
taking from those who have,
disputing, threatening, fighting,
hoarding it all away someplace secret,
- destroying themselves with their vile deeds...

Beasts facing the elements in the wild,
unsatisfied spirits bewildered and alone,
beings of constant fighting and violence,
life after life of burning torment,
- all of these sorry states await...

Renouncing pleasure-seeking,
holding the mind steady, peaceful,
composed of reason, wise and virtuous,
offering truth to all who dare ask for it,
the Hells abandoned forever,
- assured of victory against Death...

An escape is known
- by those who have tread well the path.





Also, an awesome idea this thread was, at least in my opinion. :)
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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby yawares » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:26 pm

BlackBird wrote:*poem removed from this post b/c not happy with it.


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Dear BlackBird,

Oh no !!....I think your poem is very nice...I mean it.. :heart: cross my heart/hope to die :heart: ....Please put your poem back..even nobody reply/respond..doesn't mean that we don't care...I posted many articles here that got no reply...but I'm still here..nope, I'm not desperate..I just want to post things that I love.

Come Back: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAb0nZrt6y4

I sincerely love your poems, if you want reply..I'll reply, promise :heart:
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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby yawares » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:37 pm

Hickersonia wrote:Escape

Beings wanting pleasure,
filled with sensual desire,
grasping at that which they perceive,
clinging to that which they have,
- losing everything when Death takes them...

Recklessly seeking their preferences,
taking from those who have,
disputing, threatening, fighting,
hoarding it all away someplace secret,
- destroying themselves with their vile deeds...

Beasts facing the elements in the wild,
unsatisfied spirits bewildered and alone,
beings of constant fighting and violence,
life after life of burning torment,
- all of these sorry states await...

Renouncing pleasure-seeking,
holding the mind steady, peaceful,
composed of reason, wise and virtuous,
offering truth to all who dare ask for it,
the Hells abandoned forever,
- assured of victory against Death...

An escape is known
- by those who have tread well the path.
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Also, an awesome idea this thread was, at least in my opinion.k :)

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Dear Hickersonia,

Love your poem...
Me too, I think this thread is wonderful...I love poems..all poems, love/sad/brokenheart/dhamma etc.

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby Reductor » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:55 pm

BlackBird wrote:*poem removed from this post b/c not happy with it.

Heeyyy, man! Where it go? :tongue:

I appreciate you weren't satisfied. I'm never really satisfied with things I write; that's ok. Just don't expect to make anything perfect, or you'll never post another poem again. :lol:
Michael

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby BlackBird » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:08 am

Sorry, I didn't make a back up so it's gone forever :twisted: . I just felt it was a bit too personal and emotional for this sort of thing.

Here's a couple of verses to make up for it.

Rain at last on this autumn day
Warming my toes in front of the heater
Feeling glum while the sky is grey
Writing a poem with common metre

That last line will be hard to beat
Feel like I'm having a creative block
Sometimes I feel like pressing delete
Time for a sit, to Dhamma I flock
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'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta
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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby yawares » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:40 am

BlackBird wrote:Sorry, I didn't make a back up so it's gone forever :twisted: . I just felt it was a bit too personal and emotional for this sort of thing.
yawares: Personal/emotional..that's how people write beautiful poems

Here's a couple of verses to make up for it.

Rain at last on this autumn day
Warming my toes in front of the heater
Feeling glum while the sky is grey
Writing a poem with common metre

That last line will be hard to beat
Feel like I'm having a creative block
Sometimes I feel like pressing delete
Time for a sit, to Dhamma I flock

------------
Dear BlackBird
Now is spring in Texas
But 37 degrees Fahrenheit this morning..so cold
Weather here is like Texas giant rollercoaster gone wild
Someday cool..someday warm..someday raining..someday dry
Today I watched 2 movies...and you know?...Sad movies.. really made me cry

Oh oh I even reply with poem :jumping:
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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby Reductor » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:12 am

yawares wrote:
BlackBird wrote:Sorry, I didn't make a back up so it's gone forever :twisted: . I just felt it was a bit too personal and emotional for this sort of thing.
yawares: Personal/emotional..that's how people write beautiful poems

Here's a couple of verses to make up for it.

Rain at last on this autumn day
Warming my toes in front of the heater
Feeling glum while the sky is grey
Writing a poem with common metre

That last line will be hard to beat
Feel like I'm having a creative block
Sometimes I feel like pressing delete
Time for a sit, to Dhamma I flock

------------
Dear BlackBird
Now is spring in Texas
But 37 degrees Fahrenheit this morning..so cold
Weather here is like Texas giant rollercoaster gone wild
Someday cool..someday warm..someday raining..someday dry
Today I watched 2 movies...and you know?...Sad movies.. really made me cry

Oh oh I even reply with poem :jumping:
yawares :tongue:


Dearest Yawares,

Today it began to snow. They think it'll stop by Saturday.

That is all. ;)
Michael

The thoughts I've expressed in the above post are carefully considered and offered in good faith.

And friendliness towards the world is happiness for him who is forbearing with living beings. -- Ud. 2:1
To his own ruin the fool gains knowledge, for it cleaves his head and destroys his innate goodness. -- Dhp 72

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby yawares » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:58 pm

Reductor wrote:
yawares wrote:
BlackBird wrote:Sorry, I didn't make a back up so it's gone forever :twisted: . I just felt it was a bit too personal and emotional for this sort of thing.
yawares: Personal/emotional..that's how people write beautiful poems

------------
Dear BlackBird
Now is spring in Texas
But 37 degrees Fahrenheit this morning..so cold
Weather here is like Texas giant rollercoaster gone wild
Someday cool..someday warm..someday raining..someday dry
Today I watched 2 movies...and you know?...Sad movies.. really made me cry

Oh oh I even reply with poem :jumping:
yawares :tongue:


Dearest Yawares,

Today it began to snow. They think it'll stop by Saturday.

That is all. ;)

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Dearest Reductor,

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I went to Alberta/Vancouver with Tep(2 Conferences)...I love love Canada during summer...so very beautiful beyond compare.
I love Canadian singers: Bryan Adams, Celine Dion, Paul Anka etc...I love beautiful Canadian flag.

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