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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #147 — “the earth was without form, and void”

When I think of a colorless world, I think of The Bible verse from Genesis that says, “and the earth was without form, and void, and darkness was on the face of the deep.” In most (all?) religions there is a creationist story. Once there was one, an indistinguishable void that became more. This'es and… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #147 — “the earth was without form, and void”

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #121 — the last book on planet earth

The last book on Planet Earth will be the first book, the one to be an idealized representation of what humans could and can be if they could clear their minds of the cloudiness of what is most frail and harmful about our species. When it is found or taken with humans, it can set… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #121 — the last book on planet earth

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #117 — Was that really me? and dVerse soliloquy

Truth or just a dream? Passing in the night Was that really me? Things not as they seem Shifts twixt mad and fright Truth or just a dream? Altruism; schemed Followed dark and light Was that really me? Chaos taffy sweet Peace a drifting kite Truth or just a dream? Trust and love don't meet… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #117 — Was that really me? and dVerse soliloquy

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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