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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

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The Dao of Starting and Burning a Fire in a Wood Burner

For those of you who already are experts at starting and maintaining fires in wood burners, you may choose to skip this post; or read it and compare it to your style of starting and maintaining fires in wood burners.  Ideal environment and materials: --The wood burner has an excellent, clear stove pipe that vents… Continue reading The Dao of Starting and Burning a Fire in a Wood Burner

Daoism · ecology · fauna · flora · poetry · Taoism · The Daily Post -- Prompts

A Prayer

image link Across the skies Across the land A pall Grey above and below With patches of white above and below Not enough to allow Spirits more than a millimeter Away from zero. --- Souls across the planet Of warm-blooded, plants, Stones, and water, and the Rest of the 10,000 things, In earnest, heart-beaming to… Continue reading A Prayer

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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