Posts tagged ‘Hermit Poet’

Flowers & Weeds

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Way Of Zen By Alan Watts   “The flowers depart when we hate to lose…

Taste The Fruit

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: KODO Ancient Ways Lessons in the Spiritual Life of the Warrior/ Martial Artist By Kensho Furuya…

Sleep

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: A Path To Oriental Wisdom By George Parulski, Jr   “Spring rain; How calmly  It falls.”…

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  pulled off highway decide to take a rest tonight sleep in my car cold outside no problem dressed warm  cover with blanket hot chocolate in…

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   I laughed back in 2006 experienced   society’s tricks dead end job work until I die Should I say thank you? grateful for my gifts…

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  you look directly into the camera confidently tell me you have all the answers What do you know about my life? every day I scrape…

Acceptance

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Kundalini Rising Exploring The Energy Of Awakening Various Authors     “The light of the sun…

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snorkeling lights in our hands observing coral under crystal clear ocean reaching for the stars     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my…

Throw Away The Clock

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Living and Dying in Zazen Five Zen Masters of Modern Japan By Arthur Braverman   ”…

Smile

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Awaken Healing Energy Through The Tao By Mantak Chia   “In ancient China, the Taoists taught…

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  powerful rain the gutter working hard  fertilized heliconias today tomorrow explosive  growth I will sleep well tonight         Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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  coconut tree succumbs to hurricane winds I watch slow motion fall life taken no one’s fault     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020  …

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  Charity photos Use disadvantaged For elites advantage Enhance the brand Today’s Inequality  Scam       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my…

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  he never smiled we drank our beers stepping down from bar stool he wished me luck and mumbled “my cane my only friend”    …

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  It is a cold, wet, and windy night. I’m inside my warm shack relaxing in an ancient recliner, reading a book that is falling apart,…

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  on my knees  clawing into the earth looking at my dirty hands heart soul working the land   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020  …

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  promises float away like clouds How many times? standing alone patching together Hope crushed by the same stone     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

Haiku #262

  Nighttime garden walk Two owls cuddle under moon Listen to silence   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

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  low tide collecting shells searching never finding perfection     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you,…

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    eternal  frustration chasing after other folks crumbs   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you, please…

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  40 years grinding mind numbing job now lost in fog     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

Who Is The Boss?

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan By Shakta Kaur Khalsa   “The yogi developed their…

The Hourglass

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series Source Zen In The Martial Arts By Joe Hyams   “Life unfolds on a great sheet called Time,…

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    Old Lady waves her wand a plenty stirring the pot same ole same ole plot following the cards her daggers always sharp    …

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  Small business people Move wheels of commerce Provides most jobs Innovates While Big boys rust Don’t over regulate us     Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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  Had life by tail Cold stainless steel table Doctor looks pale Not even close to bail Feels like a forced sale     Copyright© Edge…

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    I love Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwiches Hush Puppies and Beer Yes I’m raised in Deep South Always wanted to get out Tried hand in…

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  Pretty lady  Came from Haiti I met her in Miami Smiled so easy Talking a few moments Calmed me     Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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  Putin visits Damascus   Assad sucks Putin’s thumb Thank you for help to make rebels run * Butcher survives again Keeps killing Syrians Friends help…

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  The Middle East Perpetual Chaos * Understands Power   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If you have found this poem informative, please consider…

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  like a carpenter who cuts wood each piece from the same saw repetition creates indoctrination and control of the people     Copyright© Edge of…

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  cool day I sit in the sun watching butterflies play     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or…

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  running  fast faster looking back FEAR right there will not disappear       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped,…

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    long time pulled weeds tossed seeds garden  no longer provides same same joy to me Missus  came over  picked up my shovel and rake…

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  reaching on her tippy-toes she became agitated realizing contentment cannot be picked from a tree       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020  …

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  cactus sits still slowly grows non-aggressive yet defensive protecting the home     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained,…

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  days shorter nights longer methodically excavate deeper into my unexplored brain         Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry…

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  unconcerned with yesterdays or tomorrows Birds eat drink fly sleep procreate survive       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry…

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  believers single file march towards delusion     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you, please consider…

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  looking through me her eyes could not hide betrayal      Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

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  lifetime watching gold coins disappear into the deep well   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved you,…

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  buckets of pain sprinkles of happiness I’m still here sometimes a laugh long ago lost tears     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020  …

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  each day another layer of body rots away teeth decay positive negative charges the nervous system wiring in disarray bottles of good whisky only friends…

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  life settled down he is no longer hungry for revenge snow covers the mountain     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020   If my…

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  I want nice things I deserve nice things I will have nice things Setting goals is fine, but what happens when our entire life is…

Catch A Falling Star

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Zen Buddhism A History Japan By: Heinrich Dumoulin   ” For many years I dug the…

Consumed

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Secret Sexual Positions  Ancient Techniques For Modern Lovers By: Kenneth Ray Stubbs, Ph.D. Illustrated By: Kyle…

Unwinding the Yarn

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Essential Tao An Initiation into the Heart of Taoism through the Authentic Tao Te Ching…

New Start

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Budo Secrets Teachings of Martial Arts Masters John Stevens   River “This world’s dust and dirt…

The Jungle

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: KI In Daily Life By: Koichi Tohei   “Do not give in to your surroundings. The…

Refresh

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Tao  The Watercourse Way By: Alan Watts With the collaboration of Al Chung- Liang Huang  …

Sowing Seeds

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Mystics and Zen Masters By: Thomas Merton    Excerpt “Whatever is cultivated rightly, will surely grow.…

Polishing the Stone

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Mind Power Secret Strategies for the Martial Arts Achieving power by Understanding the Inner Workings of…

Mettle

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Samurai Wisdom Lessons From Japan’s Warrior Culture Five Classic Texts On Bushido Translated By: Thomas Cleary…

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  flat tire push bike look around no help found huffing puffing drop bicycle everything now possible will not go home these old bones now walk alone…

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    walking uneven path up down  lost  I sit and laugh dark soon will wait for my friend the moon     Copyright© Edge of…

Chasing Butterflies

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Shopping For Buddhas By: Jeff Greenwald   ” Human desires are endless. It is like the…

The Tornado Inside Our Head

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: When Buddhists  Attack The Curious Relationship Between Zen And The Martial Arts By: Jeffery K. Mann…

Floating

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Tao Te Ching Lao Tzu Zen Teachings on the Taoist Classic Takuan Soho Translated by Thomas…

Away From It All

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Four Huts Asian Writings on the Simple Life Translated by Burton Watson   QUIET DAYS ON MOUNT…

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  Searching Only found emptiness Took a break Sat by the river  Saw minnows In close formation Swim by I started to cry Remembering  When  All…

Feast On The Moment

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Zen And Japanese Culture By: Daisetz T. Suzuki   “The pine tree lives for a thousand…

Slice and Dice | Just A Bit

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Budo Mind and Body Training Secrets of the Japanese Martial Arts By: Nicklaus Suino   “Perceiving…

Green Shoots

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Tao Te Ching By: Lao Tzu Translated By Stephen Mitchell   #76 Excerpt ” Men are…

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  standing in light rain belly growling  stopped front of restaurant window fantasize eating gourmet pizza drinking craft beer       Copyright© Edge of Humanity…

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  after listening to my troubles the fisherman cast his line then said: ride riptide life gives few free rides   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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  we met in the park her face displayed misery teeth decayed she told me: “I paint away the past it is my therapy”    …

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  cooler tonight frogs quiet garden lantern flickers clouds  play hide-and-seek with moon first crop tomatoes soon       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019…

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  sack of rocks I carry lifetime of worry       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped, entertained, or moved…

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  sitting on sidewalk not saying a word rattling coins in my cup       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

Squeeze The Sponge

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Tao Of Jeet Kune Do By Bruce Lee   ” Sharpen the psychic power of seeing…

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  Value gone down Clandestine In Out Without a sound One pepper Two pepper Three pepper More Oops Wide open door     Copyright© Edge of…

Individualism

  The Millennial Male Advice Guide to Being a Man By The Hermit Poet   Make your own mark in life and you will not have…

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  surrounded by dusty books slowly aging with me I provide shelter they share knowledge lifelong friends   (A section of the Hermit Poet’s library)  …

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  only cuts perfect flowers walks past the rest never married she just turned 81 still searching for “the one”   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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  nighttime is best time midnight until 6 AM silence no interruptions       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped…

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  forty years experience hitting same nail without fail   empty walls sand in hourglass no longer falls       Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019…

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light flickers pen running out of ink cockroach runs on the wall ceiling fan spins dust leisurely falls twenty past midnight room smells of curry powder…

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  slippery stepping stones rats feast on happiness weeds of sadness     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained…

Zazen

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Wholehearted Way A Translation of Eihei Dogan’s Bendowa Translated by Shohaku Okumura and Taigen Daniel…

Chasing After The Prize

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Zen Keys By: Thich Nhat Hanh   (Excerpt) ” The giant bird has gone thousands of…

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  turning handle on sausage grinder filling casings I look outside trees lost all their leaves open another can of beer Alone this time of year…

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  stacked beach chairs listening to waves arrive on shore sun almost done remembering her scent need to catch a taxi flying home soon   Copyright©…

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  bus comes to a stop two middle aged men argue over spot in line more lost time   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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  Sitting on park bench Eating cold potato Topped with salt Wondering How many failures my fault?    Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If…

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  light rain falls sitting on a hill holding umbrella watching mushrooms grow   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or…

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  I carry the container picking tomatoes the same all six days Sunday whiskey washes hope away     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

Open Spigot

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: The Book Of Equanimity Illuminating Classic Zen Koans By: Gerry Shishin Wick   ” Seeking it…

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  shoveling gravel into wheelbarrow hauling dumping spreading raking creating foundation for Zen dry garden   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

Kindness

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Eihei Dogen Mystical Realist The Classic Introduction To Dogen’s Life And Teaching By: Hee-Jin Kim (Excerpt)…

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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  …