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Nothing Works... Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 04-12-2012 04:29 PM
James Sawers

This poem and others are available in my books, Nothing Works: Meditations on Aikido, Buddhism, the Tao, Zen, and other inconsequential things....and, Nothing Special, and Nothing Matters..., available thru Amazon.com, in print and Kindle editions and Barnes & Noble websites.....Also available as an e-book via Smashwords.com. Try this link: www.nothing-works.com for the full array of options.
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Status: Public
Entries: 290
Comments: 66
Views: 277,737

In General Fearful Rocks Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #290 New 11-11-2017 07:54 PM
Fearful Rocks

Fearful rocks brace themselves
Against the crashing waves
Others, fearless, reach out
Embracing the charging seas,
Knowing that their destinies
Are intertwined

Views: 52

In General Without End Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #289 New 11-04-2017 07:24 PM
Without End

In each stroke of the bell
With each clap
We hear the past and the future
Each class continuing without end
We sit and bow before the tokonoma
Our: Sensei, onegai shimasu!
Echoing through time

Views: 46

In General Adrenaline Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #288 New 10-28-2017 06:40 PM

I greedily accepted adrenaline
As it rushed into my system
Prepping me for battle
Now, I pause, asking myself
If I truly want it or need it?

Views: 72

In General Sea Without a Shore Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #287 New 10-22-2017 05:31 PM
Sea Without a Shore

I close my eyes
And enter a sea without a shore
What need, then, do I have for a compass?
Can I ever sail in the wrong direction?

Views: 81

In General The Full Moon Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #286 New 10-07-2017 07:57 PM
The Full Moon

The full moon
Rising in a clear night sky
So simple, so beautiful

The full moon
Rising in a clear night sky
So simple, so beautiful

Views: 124

In General Shodan Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #285 New 09-16-2017 10:48 PM

The sword is ready
Now it must be polished

Views: 229

In General Brutal Clarity Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #284 New 09-10-2017 04:58 PM
Brutal Clarity

Brutal clarity
Comforting illusions
Is there really a choice?

Views: 200

In General Say Nothing Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #283 New 09-03-2017 12:27 AM
Say Nothing

Confound the silence
And say nothing

The explosion, when it comes
Will also be silent

Views: 257

In General Think Only of Success Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #282 New 08-26-2017 08:40 PM
Think Only of Success

Think only of success
Failure will take care of itself
After all, it has its own support:
Murphy, coincidence, chance, fate,
Karma, shitty old bad luck -
All its friends
So, think only of success
And enter into the attack

Views: 204

In General Union Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #281 New 08-19-2017 08:26 PM

Some people mistake
Enlightenment, satori, unification
As union with God

Not so
The union, when it happens
Is with yourself

Views: 3

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