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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Post by Hickersonia » Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:11 am

So Many Days

There is always another day,
Faith in this falsehood tests one’s fate.
What if I were to pass away tomorrow?
With something always left for the morrow;
would the next life be one of sorrow?

Perhaps my compassion surpasses my hate,
but when passion calls, I take the bait.
If death came upon me this day,
ever so dearly should I pay,
for so many years selfish play.

Ignorant, deluded, a sorry state,
the moment of death does not come late.
Should my last breath be this hour,
too long have I lived so sweet, so sour,
undoubtedly, I would do naught but cower,

A moment, a snap, over and done,
it all ends, this worldly fun.
There is an escape from this dangerous lure,
for each defilement, I must practice its cure,
so that I might end my days pure.
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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Post by Viscid » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:07 pm

I suck at poetry but:


From the great rift
Lurch titans
Awful, nascent novelties
That boom their presence
and turn their back upon time.

And the enmired are trampled underfoot.

And the maladapt are swallowed.

And the youth make idols of them,
worship them,
praise them
for their destruction of the past.
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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Post by Thanavuddho » Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:33 pm


For days on end
I used to spend my time
doing absolutely nothing.
It is that simple.
“Tasmātihānanda, attadīpā viharatha attasaraṇā anaññasaraṇā, dhammadīpā dhammasaraṇā anaññasaraṇā.”(DN16)

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Post by duckfiasco » Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:42 am

Wonderful thread and wonderful poems to find just browsing :) Poetry has been a wonderful way to explore the Dhamma.
my hand is that of an old man
already the flesh shrinks away.

I have a pile of ashes for a hand
yet they are well hidden
red and smooth and moving.

a corpse writes these lines
but not one thing to worry about.

the ash hand and the supple one
are just this close.
that old forest path
closed off on both ends

there was a cat in there
mud flesh on stick bones
until he was just mud and sticks

i saw him every single time

and one day
he was wild green briars
and the forest path
was closed off on both ends

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Post by Dr. Dukkha » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:08 pm

I have trouble writing poetry that isn't dark. Something I must work on.

The True Witness of Morning

It is known that clenching

clogs the arteries

of our irrationality’s ward.


Deposit the king’s servants

in their holsters.

Manipulative puppeteers.


When you rise

you must fall;

shame to the fragility of the neck.


But when you excavate


you may suffocate.


Sometimes it’s safer to swim through the mountains.

You’re leaving nothing behind.

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