Welcome to AikiWeb Aikido Information
AikiWeb: The Source for Aikido Information
AikiWeb's principal purpose is to serve the Internet community as a repository and dissemination point for aikido information.

aikido articles


dojo search
image gallery
links directory

book reviews
video reviews
dvd reviews
equip. reviews


rss feeds

Follow us on

Home > AikiWeb Aikido
Go Back   AikiWeb Aikido Forums > AikiWeb AikiBlogs > Aikido in Rhyme

Hello and thank you for visiting AikiWeb, the world's most active online Aikido community! This site is home to over 22,000 aikido practitioners from around the world and covers a wide range of aikido topics including techniques, philosophy, history, humor, beginner issues, the marketplace, and more.

If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced features available, you will need to register first. Registration is absolutely free and takes only a few minutes to complete so sign up today!

Aikido in Rhyme Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 01-31-2011 06:17 PM
Blog Info
Status: Public
Entries: 53
Comments: 69
Views: 103,659

In General Standing on the floating bridge. Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #16 New 01-01-2012 08:25 PM
I stand in the center, facing my foes,
I stand at the gateless gate, where heaven and earth flows;
I stand in the center, sounds of the mountain echo cease,
Only heavenly love and earthly peace.

They look for an opening but none can appear,
For I'm already open and all remains clear;
Motion in stillness without and within,
No self protection just pure welcoming.

They seek to attack, plans and strategies, depending,
They know their plans and they know their desired ending;
But they can't seem to find me, for I'm winning without winning,
I'm center, not the middle or end, but the infinite beginning.

Views: 1679 | Comments: 2

RSS Feed 2 Responses to "Standing on the floating bridge."
#2 01-02-2012 06:00 PM
Thanks Lin. Happy new year to you.
#1 01-02-2012 05:40 AM
LinTal Says:
Beautiful and powerful contrasts. Particularly in the second stanza how openness is the perfect defense. This poem has moved me the most so far, thank you for sharing.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:50 AM.

vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2015 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited
Copyright 1997-2015 AikiWeb and its Authors, All Rights Reserved.
For questions and comments about this website:
Send E-mail
plainlaid-picaresque outchasing-protistan explicantia-altarage seaford-stellionate