Posts tagged ‘Hermit Poet’

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  Wyoming Wide open spaces Clear sky Empty highways Horse riding cowboys Bison in Yellowstone Great place to be left alone   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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Garden Wood chair Again Requires Repair We Collaborated On Numerous Poems Together Hopefully  Our Relationship Lasts Forever   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If…

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Dry coconut frond falls Cardinal Takes Quick Sips From Water Tray Squirrel resting in shade Koi slowly move in pond Turtles lazy Massive procreation this year…

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  Men work the mines Receive little for their labor Hidden misery Advertising Sells the dream Exploitation marches on   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If…

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  You no longer cry Long ago Tears ran dry Staring straight ahead Thinking of the years gone by  Time to say goodbye   Copyright© Edge…

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  Nighttime Yogyakarta Indonesia Becak Driver Took me around Inner bowels Backstreets Where Have-Nots Moving about Eating Drinking Nothing serious to care about   Copyright© Edge…

Nothing Special

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Shunryu Suzuki From Book: Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind  (Page 46)   Nothing Special “If you continue…

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  swiftly walking past man soaking wet lying on sidewalk pedestrians holding  umbrellas shield themselves from light rain     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019…

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every few years opening boxes old photographs shared with bottle of wine memories flash-by quick pass of time   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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windy days ficus leaves fall on stone patio sweep sweep come back sweep some more   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

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  Snowbirds Gone away Europeans  With Cheap travel deals Come to play Pedaling My Bicycle To Beach Lounging on sand Deep dark tan Return End of…

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I watch as the world continues to spin out of control. My needs are very little. I make a buck here and there which pays the…

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  The hermit spends a part of each day quietly working in his garden. Digging, weeding, planting, trimming, mulching, and watering. These are all gardening chores…

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  During a full moon, with garden lanterns, on a cool night, I’m sitting with a cup of hot chocolate, while watching the bamboo in the…

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Throw out Nuclear deal limit Iran Plays Hardball Trump Pushed Supreme Leader Against wall Economy Free fall * Will Little Kim begin feeling abandoned? Fire off…

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    Bahamas Colorful buildings Scuba Diving  Deep sea fishing Cases of good rum Swinging couples Playing In Casino &  Having Hotel Fun   Copyright© Edge…

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  Mexico Ruins and beaches Beautiful senhoritas Colors everywhere Scorching hot food and cold beer Narco–traffickers to fear   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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The Missis  Said: “Have a look Walmart NEW Self-serve Cashier stations Put shoppers to work” Soooooooooooooooo I push my personal wire cart To the end of…

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Upside down trash can Provides shelter for him Cold wet lonely night Morning comes and must move on Society wants bum gone   Copyright© Edge of…

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    Outside just distractions Mind only true confrontation Delusion battles reality STOP Savor Tranquility   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

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Kyoto Japan Dimly lit hanging lanterns Elegantly dressed Determined Geisha Glide Along Narrow Cobbled Walkways   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

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Sad I put on my backpack Kissed her But Before I left My mystical friend Said: “Today  You leave Never in future we meet Our love…

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Trump Administration New Great Deal Squash Palestinians With Gigantic Heel * Gulf State leaders Suck Trump’s & Bibi’s Toes Sprinkle baksheesh Who is the leech? After…

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Never melt from heat Always won Never retreat Reinforced concrete Completely invincible On his deathbed so fearful   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If…

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Trump Offers Little Kim FREE Publicity Toss Brutality Into Kimchi Meanwhile Population Scavenge For Grass to eat   If you have found this poem informative, please…

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India Wealth and poverty Fried samosas and chutneys Motorized rickshaws New cars Tradition fading fast   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

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She is different Nonconforming Underdog Only a backpack Roaming the world No one will ever tame her   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If…

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  Sexo Caliente Tulum Mexico Cheap room with mosquito net Forget Internet Our sweaty bodies gyrate With  Moonlit beach break   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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Peru Hacienda Well-protected Magnificent view Señora Controls time Gringo Understands her mind Summoning him Funds wired Flight reserved She Whispers “Occasionally, I need to serve”  …

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Confidence Preparation key Strengthens abilities Block negativity Cultivated from inside Can be crushed by those outside   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my…

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Years pass I have read her poetry Words Evolved Into Immortality   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained you,…

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Rainy sleepy Saturday Homemade spaghetti sauce Dipping  Wooden spoon Tasting All-day May Scribble  Poem or two today   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If…

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  Watch body language Reveals true message Listen carefully Loose lips speak reality Intuition provides safety   Developing skills in order to better read a person’s…

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Slave to the chips Blackjack juiced his veins Casino was his domain Greed kept him in chains Lost the rent wife would complain Pawn it all…

Zen Meditation

    This black marble Buddha in my garden displays serenity. When I’m also meditating, I feel at peace with myself and all that surrounds me. …

Meditation Technique #3

I love to sometimes perform meditation using a chanting CD by Deva Premal.  I use the first track on the disk for my meditation, but the…

Meditation Technique #2

This meditation technique that I practice is not the most orthodox or traditional, but it works mighty fine for me. I’m dressed in a very soft…

Meditation Technique #1

I have a personal form of meditation which is very effective for relieving my stress. I sit on a cushion, eyes closed, in a half lotus…

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Who is really in control? The Dominant Or Submissive Sex Partner * Sub Knows what turns them on Dom Does Most of the work However Real…

My Zen Tropical Garden

It was a heavy summertime nighttime rain. Thunder and lightning provided a sound and light show that was free of charge. After the rain stopped, I…

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slowly pushing cart dead-end alleyway maybe mid-twenties hair completely grey frozen face her eyes look faraway   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   Who is…

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Artificial intelligence Automation Nothing Can Stop Rapid Apocalyptic Job Elimination Tax revenue Collapse Cities Counties States Federal government No longer can afford to pay pensions  …

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Japanese bondage Tokyo Japan They met at Ginza Station Money did change hands Ropework was her specialty The ladies switched roles that night   Copyright© Edge…

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  Ras Muhammad Coral reef Hand and hand we swam Only mask, snorkel, fins Both stunned with beauty That day made Pact you and me Spread…

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President Xi Cannot Contain His Glee Maybe Trump Forget Me USA Again Entering Middle East Mind Fuck Zone No Biggie Only $220 million dollar drone Persians…

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  Sometimes I Remember The Hunt For Knowledge All night University Study Room Mixing Drinking Coffee & Mountain Dew Taking Breaks Playing Go With Korean Ocean…

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The old lady Always fed husband cabbage soup He died in sixties She lived well into nineties Investing savings wisely   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019…

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The Great Deal Work Accumulate Spin money wheel Freedom on sale Chinese Communist Party Heavy hand on scale   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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abandoned tree stump harnessing tenacity refuses to completely decay   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained you, please consider…

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Surrounded By Flustered Tourists Taking Selfies The old man Took Leisurely Snaps With Polaroid camera   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry…

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long-time regurgitate past searching cannot find a laugh   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained you, please consider a…

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4 a.m. Termites Chewing In Harmony With Me Tapping Typewriter keys   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained you,…

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Collecting Seashells White beaches of Sanibel Boy trusting all Became man who is cynical Dodged too many curve balls   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019…

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Young love in Beirut Divided by religion Tragic destiny Cross above her rooftop  Prayer rug below his knees   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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She is invisible Pregnant Working graveyard shift  Immigrant Scrubbing toilets sweeping dirt Says better than country of birth   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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Pour me some bourbon I just upset my woman Do you have spare bed? She wants to chop off my head Bartender help or I’m dead…

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My bicycle is chained to undernourished palm tree I’m sitting at a hot dog stand Next to a middle-age man He is trying to act smooth…

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  Always at the track The Gambler puffs his cigar Sitting at the bar Reading the racing sheets like it was his sacred bible   Copyright©…

No-Mind

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Huineng (638-713) Book: The Art of Shaolin Kung Fu by Wong Kiew Kit (page 196)  …

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all day tire changer swiftly with precision performs muscular ballet   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained you, please…

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shoeless on beach sand marching in straight line the fishermen haul nets grumbling about today’s meager catch   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If…

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Empty store Owner Closed Locked Front door Slowly drove away Why start over? Everyone shops online anyway   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If…

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Abandoned home Wind enters through shattered window Free to roam A place where peace never known   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019      …

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America again pokes nose in sand MBS & Bibi Have plans! Trump is their man Preaching Nuke deal a sham Nothing Learned From Iraq & Afghanistan…

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Lost time Holding protest sign Frequently Changed Mates Shake Shake Shake Now too late   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019         Thought-provoking…

Just Be

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source:   Hakuin Ekaku (1685-1768) “Everyone is born a Buddha. Why start seeking and trying to become one?…

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  Boondocks Sitting on tailgate Vehicles occasionally pass by Fresh vegetables stacked high Not much sold At least food for household   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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Lizard hanging upside down Turtle marching on the ground Cardinal sips from water fountain Coconut falls For just a second Everyone anxiously looks around   Copyright©…

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Delicate blossoms Casually fall in pond Beauty- koi do not care   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019         Thought-provoking T-Shirts by Edge…

Vanishing Serenity

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Poem by: Saigyo (1118-90) From the book: The Japanese Tea Garden By Marc Peter Keane (Page…

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Chop down bamboo Constructing new gate Garden Watermelons Ready to eat I sit and take break Soon Dozens of pesky flies Sneak Bites Communicate To their…

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Rainy season I’m top of a ladder Tube of caulk Filling crack gutter Looking down and around 100’s Of Wet Bromeliads Display Kaleidoscope Jungle Colors  …

Aging | Acceptance

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   By: Chuang Tzu (c. 369 BC-c. 286 BC)   The Great Deception The birth of man is…

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sitting on beach chair smoking Cuban cigar drinking coconut rum cooking myself in sun Reminiscing it was a fantastic run no longer same same everything will…

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6:30 a.m. same doughnut shop one Boston cream cup of coffee black soon face the grind still working at 69   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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Gravel road Abandoned Greasy spoon Standing alone The last payphone | KINDLE Ebook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories Of Human Condition | Poetry…

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Desire=Suffering Daily craving Meditation Listen to gong 1-2 hours long Confused Mind savors simple food | KINDLE Ebook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories…

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Heavy Rain commences Another wet season Termites on the attack More wood consumed Me and the missus Ponder Will we pass away before shack collapses from decay?…

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Few months away 20 years no cell phone Wife Capitulated Purchased her own $39.99 smartphone I knew something was up After two days She finally fessed-up…

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under the wood steps protected from sun old man sleeps not bothered by tourists walking up and down to and from the beach KINDLE Ebook |…

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  He lived in a shack Writing his poems day and night  No one read the work Death came and the tombstone said “Brilliant mind and…

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alone with sand and stones face and sunglasses covered with dust mind in no rush body temperature warns time to go walk back to motorcycle continue…

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weeks turn to months watching her suffer loss of mobility with her arm my courage goes in waves up and down trying to hide sadness in…

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holding beer can in paper sack he sat on the dirty sidewalk enshrined by the shadow against the building   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019…

The System

The powerful man comes up to me and jams his finger into my eye. He tells me that I must comply. I very calmly answer that…

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    It is early morning. The sun has not even started to poke thru the thin layer of fog. The weather is cool, but not…

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  lounging in hammock small irritating bird “peep, peep, peep” ripe papayas hang from tree my stomach complaining “give me a treat” I’m trying to fall…

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  The sun will soon burn into the water and take the day’s final breath. Alone, I walk on the white sand beach, tossing shells into…

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purchased in 1991 sitting under blistering sun terracotta pot survived tropical storms hurricanes deteriorating bit by bit sinking into the earth |   eBook | Travels…

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  I’m holding a blue rock in my hands. I begin to move the jagged, hefty piece, around with my fingers and thumb. It is easy…

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  1st light morning pickings searching finding filling basket with cucumbers lettuce peppers scallions ripe tomatoes   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019     |…

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  small table we sit dipping bread into olive oil drinking wine remembering those times…   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019     |  …

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  long drawn-out rain drips peeling wallpaper newspapers books scattered on the floor his mind constantly craves more   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019  …

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From Sudan, a caravan follows ancestor’s ghostly trail. The traders wearing flowing galabeyas finally arrive at Birqash market. Grinding out an existence, they sell exhausted camels…