Posts tagged ‘Hermit Poet’

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  Players Beginning to understand All held together with rubber bands Sinking into quicksand No longer hit parade  It is a charade Hurry Close window shades…

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  Old man palm grows slow Butterflies float high and low Bamboo knows only speed Blue Jay feasts on black oil sunflower seeds   Copyright© Edge…

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  gigantic straw hat shredded tank top dirty cargo shorts ancient boots no need for a suit alone hauling rocks trimming trees pulling weeds working for…

Slowly Cooking The Soup

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Taoist Classics The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary Volume Two   The Book of Balance and…

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    Varanasi India Hindu pilgrims pray and bathe in Ganges  Snake charmer puts cobra at ease Sadhus smoke their chillums Burning ghats leave only ashes…

Is It All The Same?

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Guiding Light of Lao Tzu By Henry Wei   Says Lao Tzu: “Misfortune is what…

Survival

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Zen Lessons The Art of Leadership Translated By Thomas Cleary   58. Adaptation Zhantang said: (Excerpt)…

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  rainbow bounces off spider web pink plumeria flowers fall create colorful bed lizard lounging under morning sun defensively moving his head   Copyright© Edge of…

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  searching for answers I step on a fire ant mound I’m the intruder everyone protects their home   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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  Jericoacoara ‘Jeri’ Brazil Swingers paradise Dune buggies riding sand dunes Dance under full moon Sleeping in hammock past noon No one is going home soon…

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  every day moving bales of hay convenience fear of change only one act in play     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If…

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  the Seeker went east hoping to locate peace world changed wealth and power is the game Philosophers  long ago left on steam engine trains  …

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  Big Boss makes a change Peons shortchanged Why sweat under hot sun? Digging gold by the ton Laboring for everyone-else is not fun   Copyright©…

Consideration

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Not Always So Practicing The True Spirit Of Zen Shunryu Suzuki   ” Instead of respecting…

Flat Lake

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Essential Teachings Of Zen Master Hakuin  (1686-1769) Translated By Norman Waddell   “If you want…

TIME | Vanishing Time

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The 36 Secret Strategies Of The Martial Arts The Classic Chinese Guide for Success in War,…

Wisdom | A Life Long Search

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Undying Lamp of Zen The Testament of Zen Master Torei Translated by Thomas Cleary  …

Ride Life’s Encounters

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: How To Raise An Ox Zen Practice as Taught in Master Dogen’s Shobogenzo By Francis Dojun…

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  self-worth gone once wore pressed clothes stood tall today all have walked away     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

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  playing violin blocking out all of her sins until music stopped then looked into the mirror horrified past reappeared   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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  slow down have a seat your heart is full of deceit hate controls your soul you cannot even sit still my advice is to just…

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  relax take deep breaths understanding you have needs I am here to please giving oil massage this is for real not a mirage   Copyright©…

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  lost a friend today  thought all was OK I’m a marshmallow maybe she back tomorrow until then feel much sorrow   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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  Had fight with wife Decided to go out for night Went down to South Beach In shock with price of drinks Complained Bartender called police…

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  heavy rain storm birds looking for place to hide squirrels not far behind bamboo dancing in the wind happy shack roof not leaking again  …

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  my muse whispers “change the rules no more Roman numerals titles travel further miles”     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my…

Waste

  the old man never changed his life shortchanged every day anger never far away   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

Trapped

  I run fast faster not fast enough nighttime dreams continue to rattle my  mind    Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

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another coconut falls I’m watching birds sip water from hanging trays my tired bones feel better on cushy rocking chair hours pass I have no cares…

Disappointment

  Have you ever been disappointed?  I’m not talking about losing a game to a friend, but a major drop to your knees failure. Not just…

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    Be careful of individuals who say that they have all of the answers. A teacher who brags of their expertise is only fooling themselves.…

Holding On To Individuality

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Courage The Joy Of Living Dangerously By: Osho   The Politics Of Numbers “In a society,…

Boiling Over

  of course folks upset most  just wake-up brush teeth shower work sleep same same across each sea perpetual motion little time for cup of tea…

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  walking home path blocked with barricades starting to rain I do not have an umbrella turning around find higher ground sit down open can of…

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Two frogs sitting on a rock 1st one says: “I bet you cannot jump to the rock all the way over there.” 2nd frog eagerly responds:…

Possessions

  I cherish the Burmese black marble Buddha in my garden. How would I feel if one day the statue disappeared? Would I be sad? It…

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on my knees hands clawing into the soil dirt under fingernails frantically  searching for lost pieces of my mind   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019…

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  methodically pealing away sunburned skin laughing crying I am now living   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained…

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  running down the hill chasing after logic huffing puffing intuition far far behind me   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

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  carrying a load floating on a cloud What is the difference? blue jay calls me another leaf falls from tree     Copyright© Edge of…

The Exit

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Art Of Strategy A New Translation of Sun Tzu’s Classic The Art of War By…

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  Tropical storm near Trying to prepare Waves coming in strong Electric may soon be gone Glad we have a case of rum   Copyright© Edge…

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  worn torn flip flops head high commanding attention the middle aged lady pushed her cart unhurriedly across the intersection   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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Sitting Sun cooking my back I Observe Powdery blue Chungii bamboo grow another inch or two   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my…

Give & Take

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Thick Face Black Heart The Warrior Philosophy For Conquering The Challenges Of Business And Life By:…

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rusty chipped shovel we work together sunshine rain  keep digging is our mantra hopefully  partners forever       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

No Thought

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Qigong Meditation Embryonic Breathing By: Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming   Confucius said: ” Only knowing (how to)…

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  sitting at her desk wearing only sexy lingerie she is assertively typing away I whisper “ take a break and let’s play”   Copyright© Edge…

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  turning off the international news sitting in total darkness listening to the cello smoking his corn pipe the old man becomes depressed about human viciousness…

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  today brown box arrived so many packs of seeds fresh vegetables Fall Winter Spring from my tropical garden   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019…

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  Chopping fire wood Working a sweat feels real good She stands in doorway Dressed warm this winter day Gestures me in to have my way…

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  Wife over fifty Change of life naturally Husband is target when her hormones not legit Yes Hunny As you see fit    Copyright© Edge of…

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  Pull away curtain Nice words do not make person Friends who speak their mind are not always the most kind They just stick time after…

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  Footsteps in the snow I lost faith so long ago Catching falling blades Now you say we should be friends Where to start to make…

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  Rohingya Muslims Violently Tossed from their homes It is ethnic cleansing Myanmar’s hidden nightmare Why do only a few care?   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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  late afternoon garden walk visiting friends who do not talk colors for my enjoyment never disappointment     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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  People spread gossip because it pumps up their ego and they feel tall They say: “come to me and I will tell all” The person…

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  Could the end be near? Why is social media scared? Big boys Experimenting With no more likes Extra Extra Cracks in ice Who will control…

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  Life full of sorrow He lost his pride long ago Standing on corner Asking only for a beer to hide fear of tomorrow   Copyright©…

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  Puff Puff The Balloon Needs to be greatest in room Everyone must love me I’m Smart Beautiful Sexy Deep inside unhappy   Copyright© Edge of…

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Grind Grind the wheel Life gave you a bad deal Everyone to blame Hurt all who enter your lane Decades went by Missed the train  …

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  Grab a sheet let’s go After midnight beach our own Watching waves hit shore Making love like years before We talk of breakup no more…

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  She was easy on makeup  Jeans and a nice tight tank top Met at honky-tonk Danced Kissed, Drank beers Watched sunrise from back of pickup…

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  Year after year Designing hauling digging Section after section The Hermit Poet Painstakingly Created his dream garden   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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  Another lazy day in Key West Fishing and diving Conch fritters and beer Watching sunset at the pier Rum runners and Daiquiris How about come…

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  Fort Liquor Dale Clean sandy beaches Blonde tan sexy females Sailboats Powerboats Hot tub parties for swingers   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

Small Business Wisdom #1

  Customers are gold Market or nothing sold Balance Sheet is bible Innovate Do not copy rivals Stay liquid for survival   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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  Snap Snap Bubblegum Waiting Will bus come? Rain falls Feet hurt Standing on wet dirt Water now stuck in my ear Shake Shake My head…

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  Went out for walk Everyone texting would not talk  Inside shack too long Something appears very wrong Human interaction gone   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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  Slept long long time Still able to write poems that rhyme Left shack for look Met chap who spoke gobbledygook Confused Went home to read…

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 Running low on dough Got job on a shrimp boat Fell hard for the sea Now leave land regularly Open ocean is what I need  …

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  sometimes heavy tattered backpack can no longer be carried only solution walk away   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped…

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  Three Soft knocks on my front door I open to find a lady who stood in front of me and said: “I have heard from…

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  large fig leaf falls on stone patio interrupting quiet  night   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained you,…

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strong wind hanging vine swings caterpillar clings bird bath dry algae begins to die   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped…

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Birds coming to eat Feeders full of seeds Fresh water in trays Goldfinches  Cardinals Blue Jays I watch an aerial ballet   Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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  Wiping sleep from eyes Early morning went outside Picked oranges from tree Came in squeezed fresh juice for me Blessed with natures luxuries   Copyright©…

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White powdered ski slopes Dressed warm and holding you close Lighting fireplace Rich dark chocolate fondue All night I make love to you   Copyright© Edge…

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Slowly sweeping leaves Squirrels playing in the trees Citrus fruit to eat Wind chimes blowing with the breeze Colorful birds eating seeds   Copyright© Edge of…

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Saudis spreading word Iran also must be heard Who will grab more land while trying to spread their brand? Blood spilled in the desert sand  …

Inner Strength

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Kung Fu Book of Wisdom Sage Advice From The Original TV Series By Herbie J…

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  She left me All I have is my 99 Cadillac No air I sleep in the back Crisscross USA Killing pain while riding highways Drive…

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  20 years I have not had a cell phone No interruptions   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained…

How To Treat A Woman

  The Millennial Male Advice Guide to Being a Man By The Hermit Poet   Women are the most beautiful creatures on the planet. Whether you…

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  SAUDI GOVERNMENT Demands More USA blood for oil Isn’t our battle against Islamic Extremism Nursed and financed by The Saudis enough? Isn’t the high gasoline…