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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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Looking Back on Summer

Before the change The summer sun gazes down, Alighting the treetops, Already breeding fruit, They crinkle and crackle in the breeze, Talking to one another in a foreign tongue, Soon summer will be over, Winter clouds will come, The days … Continue reading

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Whilst I was Painting

Whilst I was painting I let my thoughts flow freely, Didn’t pause to stop them, Didn’t interject with unkindness, I let them drift across the canvas, And bring to light the colours of my mind. I sat at night, A … Continue reading

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Shopping: Pacifying the Adult Mind

This week I’ve been focusing on the 5th Precept in Buddhism: To undertake to avoid substances which cause heedlessness and intoxication. I’ve been reflecting on how material pursuits can derail us in much the same way as drugs and drink, disconnecting us … Continue reading

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Our Samsara

  Overstretching All gently moving, Tadpoles fly free from the pond, A leap to certain.   It’s hard to write about beauty Numb reality, Lost my sense of mindfulness, Nothing moves me here

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