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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Post by 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!

Post by 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.

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Post by 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!

Post by 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.

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Post by 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:
yawares :jumping:

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Post by 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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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Post by BlackBird » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:49 am

*poem removed from this post b/c not happy with it.
Last edited by BlackBird on Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:48 am, edited 1 time in total.
"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!

Post by 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!

Post by 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:
yawares :jumping:

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Post by 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.

yawares :tongue: :jumping:

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Post by 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:

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Post by 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
"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!

Post by 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
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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:

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Post by 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. ;)

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Post by 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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yawares :jumping:

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