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Sunlight: Waking up

  Present The apple tree whispers in the sunlight, The pigeons coo and play, The house rests quiet and motionless, Another cool summer’s day.   Hope A little sad child sat down cross-legged, And opened a shining yellow box, Sunlight … Continue reading

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Growing through Grief

  Picking up the cutlery In rage we threw everything, Forgot that we’d have to make it perfect, Forgot that all would have to be replaced, They lie there faceless, Open mouths with no breath to protest, In rage we … Continue reading

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Reflections on samsara and impermanence

I’ve written quite a bit these last couple of months. There is something about sadness which makes me reach for the pen. Not all of it has been about grief and self-absorption, I’ve been away on a meditation retreat and … Continue reading

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Taking Refuge After Tragedy (Part 1)

I’ve spent a lot of time trying to meditate on self-cherishing, impermanence and samsara (the life cycle) these last few weeks and I have really found refuge in the Dharma. This week’s pieces consist of a few short poems and … Continue reading

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