In poem, a wisdom lost to prosaic precision is clearly perceived beneath the realm of thought. These poems are teachings of the Way.
We’ll Keep Our Eyes
From "The Mystic Discourses" volume 5. (Some poetic reflections, after reading Endo Shusaku's "The Samurai," pictured above)
Smallness of Self
At last, it's all pleasing to me: to seek out this smallness of self.
Gather Us, If Thou Art Lowly
Meditations on the hope of all souls
Meditations on the Way of Noble Nothingness
At Last, I Will Learn
A meditation on learning to submit to things greater than us.
The Great Fight
Beneath the surfacing conflict of good an evil, there is a still more ancient war: it lies between the true Good that has no need to prove itself, and an …
The Great Muse
A short poem (1 min) reflecting on the power of valuing the time we have.
The Tragedy and the Chance
Striving for joy is an endless striving. Lamenting for peace brings endless lament. Grasping for love becomes endless grasping. So, the tragedy of life finds no end. Who can escape …
Chrysalis of Mystery
(2 min read) Poem about going through the dark seasons, and finding growth throughout them.
Pillar of Old Things
A poem on choice and greatness (1min read)