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Nothing Works... Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 04-12-2012 03:29 PM
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Meditations...

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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Entries: 268
Comments: 66
Views: 251,249

In General Placid Acheron Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #268 New 05-26-2017 06:05 PM
Placid Acheron

I stand by the ferry
Waiting, waiting my turn
The quay is always crowded now
And Charon is so busy!
But I am patient
The deep abyss of Tartarus
Can wait a little longer
Quiet, placid Acheron
Mother of Styx and Cocytus
Can ferry me to the underworld
Anytime, anytime - the dead
The dead have no need of timetables
My comrades and I stand easy
So many battles we fought together
There is no rush, no hurry
And Charon is always fair
He has eternity on his side
As now, do we


Please take some time this Memorial Day weekend to remember our military service members, past and present!





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In General With a Pen Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #267 New 05-13-2017 08:41 PM
With a Pen

With a pen
I brush the scent of life
I pluck meaning here and there
I speak of clouds, of trees, of wind
I speak of far mountains
Covered in drifting mist
Still, what is my role here?
Is there meaning beyond me?
My words separate me
So, putting pen aside
I sit, just sit, absorbing all
My paper remains empty
But, is it?



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In General Good Aikido Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #266 New 05-07-2017 04:35 PM
Good Aikido

Good aikido is fun aikido
If you are not enjoying the moment
Something is wrong
Whether as nage or uke
Defending or receiving
Joy is there
If you are nage
And your defense works
If you are uke and
Your receiving provides its
Very own, unique solution
Whatever, enjoy the moment
Good aikido is fun aikido



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In General Great Doubt Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #265 New 04-30-2017 12:04 AM
Great Doubt

The great doubt fills me
Fills every inner part of me
Annihilating all my certainty
Thus clearing the path for clarity



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In General Already There Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #264 New 04-23-2017 12:19 AM
Already There

How can he be faster than me
If I am already there?
Don't worry about time and space
With your opponent
Or how fast he may be - or you
Occupy your center, find his
Feel that tension - unify it
Now you are one
Feeling that flow, guiding
He orbiting your center
Regardless of technique
Completely at your mercy



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In General Seagulls Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #263 New 04-16-2017 12:00 AM
Seagulls

Seagulls sport over the parking lot
Screeching and cavorting
Fighting over discarded scraps
How low they have come
So, so far from any waters
And their original natures
Children today wonder why
They are called seagulls?



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In General Hi! Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #262 New 04-08-2017 11:50 PM
Hi!

I say Hi! to the rock
And give it a name:
You are rock.
No response from the rock
I say Hi! to the wind
And give it a name:
You are wind.
No response from the wind
I say Hi! to the moon
And give it a name:
You are moon.
No response from the moon
I talk to and name many things
But I am ignored
Phenomena is complete within itself
It does not need me to mediate
If I just sit and watch and listen
Communication is there



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In General Long Drives Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #261 New 04-02-2017 12:39 AM
Long Drives

Sometimes, late at night
I go for long drives
With a full moon, low, and

Bright on the horizon
I drive towards it
I never reach it, of course

I know this
But, I drive and drive
Relentlessly, I drive



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In General Empty Streams Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #260 New 03-25-2017 07:28 PM
Empty Streams

Do empty streams
Cascading over jagged white rocks

Rushing towards the great sea
Really need you or me?



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In General Moon Death Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #259 New 03-19-2017 12:06 AM
Moon Death

I watch from a distance
As the moon dies

Up close, it still dies
Is there no remedy?



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