OctPoWriMo2019 — mountains — mountain flame

  I’ve only been to the ocean a few times and to the mountains a handful of times in the geographical sense. I have been to the mountains many times in my mind while reading about them in Chinese poetry while studying Chinese philosophy from the time of philosophical taoism and the introduction of Confucius…

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #106

  This is that, and that is this. Yes is no, and straight is twist. That is this, and this is that, Up is down, and thin is fat. Black is white, and all soon grey Here is close, yet far away Today is now, yet yesterday Tick tock eyes watch tennis ball Rise fall…

dVerse — sestina — The Water Way

The Water Way Endless traveler wanders, Earth’s lowly heir Filling each space with no-mind, wholly Myriad influence moves it on its way Dwelling here and there, heaven scent Choosing first, mountain weight to bear Gravity speaks to places water knows. Blue so deep, at first its surface is all you know Until you realize its…

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #91 — The Relativity of Things

In philosophical daoism, one of Zhuangzi’s continuing themes is the relativity of things, which examines, “this and that.” He talks about the definition of terms and how they can limit. By categorizing every thing into a this or a that, and even more confounding, to assign a judgment on it as to whether it is…

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #76 — The Mysterious Mother

image link that will take you to info on the history of daoism Reena’s prompt for Exploration Challenge #76 was to choose between 3.  Reena says: There are a range of words/phrases to choose from – this week. Disorientation Live forward, look backward You are made of stardust, and to stardust you will return If…