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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… Continue reading OctPoWriMo2019 — mountains — mountain flame

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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… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #106

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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… Continue reading dVerse — sestina — The Water Way

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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, August 14th 2019, Tao Talk and Jade Li origin stories (I love the phrase origin story!)

Tao Talk was born a long time ago at deja news, then moved to yahoo. The individuals who posted there were people who were sick of the mayhem, trolls, etc. at the usenet group, alt.philosopy.taoism and wanted a quieter place to have conversations about taoism. As all things spring from the Mysterious Mother and all… Continue reading Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, August 14th 2019, Tao Talk and Jade Li origin stories (I love the phrase origin story!)

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

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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… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #76 — The Mysterious Mother

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#d’Verse — Quadrille to Change

image link De Jackson is the host of d'Verse poet's pub this evening. De's prompt follows: The changing of the guards. Spare change. Positive change. Change your clothes. Change your attitude. Change your life. Changed. Changeability. Changing. You could even go a little creepy on us, and write about a changeling. Whatever you write, just… Continue reading #d’Verse — Quadrille to Change

#OctPoWriMo2018 · cinquain · fauna · flora · fungi · OctPoWriMo · poetry · Taoism · trees

Poetry Day 31 — One

Today's prompt, the final one for OctWriPoMo2018, is Endless. The form I chose is cinquain. It's been very satisfying writing a poem a day for this challenge. The picture with today's poem is one I drew based upon a dream I had not long ago. One Endless life death cycle arising, setting sun, joy and… Continue reading Poetry Day 31 — One

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Poetry Day 19 — “What do you want?”

Prompts, etc. for today's OctWriPoMo include: "What do you want?"   ...your poem might address someone else... yourself ... a thing, person, place, or something else entirely.  One of the suggested forms is contrapuntal .  "In the poetic world, contrapuntal poems are poems that intertwine two (or more) separate poems into a single composition–often by offering… Continue reading Poetry Day 19 — “What do you want?”

Daoism · Taoism

Tao Te Ching/Dao De Jing V 12

image link The five colors can blind, The five tones deafen, The five tastes cloy. The race, the hunt, can drive men mad And their booty leave them no peace. Therefore a sensible man Prefers the inner to the outer eye: He has his yes, – he has his no. --Witter Bynner rendition of Lao… Continue reading Tao Te Ching/Dao De Jing V 12