Taoism · Daoism · Zhuang Zi · surrealism · fauna · monsters

Manson and The Lair of Song Mountain

image link Just last evening, after drinking A special blend of tea, Lifelike dreams visited. Twisting Chinese folklore To suit its needs, Came the following: ~ ~ ~ After half a century, a great scaly Kun, Who had been writhing in dark waters, sprouted wings, and transformed into Three-Headed Peng. Despised Trinity, It manifested abhorrent… Continue reading Manson and The Lair of Song Mountain

Daoism · poetry · Taoism · The Daily Post -- Prompts

Specks and Loops

image link A mere speck, Absorbing light And other nutrients From its surroundings Glowing, growing Larger, stronger. Once easily wiped away Or washed down the drain, Now bright and pulsing, Now entrenched and radiating Matter approaches and feels heat Sharp pain, then vaporization if touched. The inevitability of yin and yang Compels blinding light and… Continue reading Specks and Loops

Daoism · poetry · Taoism · The Daily Post -- Prompts

The Daily Prompt — Resonance

image link Faint as a butterfly's pulse Light as a snowflake's touch Sweet as a drop of warm honey Rare as the perfect pie crust Precious as a baby's first smile Engaging as a cat watching a bird feeder Mindful as counting inhales and exhales Where yin meets yang Resonance   the daily prompt --… Continue reading The Daily Prompt — Resonance

poetry · remembrance · Taoism

Cosmic Music

image link Cerebral Grooves, niches, Spaces; the arena for Synaptic sparking of axons and dendrites into threads Called memories. Consider: Each electric thread Twangs distinctly. Visual Aural Gustatory Somatosensational Olfactory Sixth sensual, And many other* Aspects; Yet together, The threads Build a tone, unique In time And space. Repetition in other Times and spaces Build… Continue reading Cosmic Music

#OctPoWriMo2017 · Joseph's Star · OctPoWriMo · poetry · Taoism

Day 8 — OctWriPoMo — Mindhive

image link   MINDHIVE Thoughts. Where’s your home? Great beehive, honey. Networks of chambers filled with honeycomb gold. Mined sometimes with great care.  Sometimes shoveled out, clumped. Drones, unconscious, crawl the comb, vibing veins that must drip on the page; words dripping this way and that. They work tirelessly to empty it. Queen, Great Mother,… Continue reading Day 8 — OctWriPoMo — Mindhive

Chuang Tzu · Daoism · Taoism · Zhuang Zi

Happy Fishes

image link I've been a student of philosophical taoism/daoism for several years now.  Two of the main texts studied are The Tao Te Ching/Dao De Jing and the Chuang Tzu/Zhuang Zi.  The Dao De Jing (DDJ)'s main speaker is an old guy named Lao Tzu/Lao Zi, and the Zhuang Zi (ZZ)'s main character in the… Continue reading Happy Fishes