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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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In General Shadows Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #101 New 03-02-2014 10:05 PM

Shadows -- they hide
They obscure
They provide protection
And possibilities
And, they are not
Always apparent

Two sides
Omote and ura
Front and back
The obvious and the hidden
But, shadows, shadows can
Sometimes be so illuminating
And provide a lesson
Beyond the obvious

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#2 03-03-2014 05:40 PM
James Sawers Says:
Nice poem. Thanks for pointing it out to me. Yes, clean sheets or ones in patterned moonlight.....clarity or confusion.......which is which?......Not always apparent.......things are always hidden.....and, sometimes, unknown forces hold sway, anyway....so, control may be somewhat illusionary....
#1 03-03-2014 03:27 PM
lbb Says:
Thanks, James. For some reason the end of your poem reminds me of the end of this poem. ...Clean sheets are an example Of something that, under many circumstances, A person can control. The patterns moonlight makes Are chancier, and dreams, well, dreams Will have their way with you, their way With you, will have their way.

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