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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: 293
Comments: 66
Views: 281,539

In General Nen Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #293 New 12-02-2017 05:25 PM

Applies to so many things
An acknowledgement, an appreciation
Of the importance of small things
A mindfulness of daily life
Small things, like the position
Of his weight as he prepared
Prepared his attack
As I minutely adjusted
My alignment in response

Views: 76

In General As I Am Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #292 New 11-25-2017 06:03 PM
As I Am

Shouldering the moon
I return to my bare house
Sitting, I close my eyes
And empty myself
Into my empty room
I sense the ghosts and shadows
Of my life -- insubstantial
As I am

Views: 73

In General Doubt Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #291 New 11-18-2017 09:12 PM

My great ball of doubt
Is firmly rooted in my great faith
And great tenacity of purpose

Views: 104

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: 120

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: 82

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: 114

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: 111

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: 146

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: 256

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: 215

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