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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: 354
Comments: 68
Views: 415,748

In General Power of Bliss Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #324 New 09-08-2018 07:20 PM
Power of Bliss

She sits in my lap
The power of bliss
Pouring through us
She is my goddess of dawn
And brings joy beyond belief

Views: 714

In General Walking the Path Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #323 New 09-01-2018 08:03 PM
Walking the Path

Walking the path
I approach the gate
Passing the gate proved easy
So, gaining confidence, I continued
With more faith and more energy
Till I approached another gate
With a little more struggle
I passed this gate too
Ahead, I see yet another gate
Ah, each gate is not the gate
But a gate, one apparently, of many
But all gates are on the same path
Each gate is not a barrier to overcome
But a threshold to leap through
Offering and gaining new insights
New meanings, with each passage
Now, when I approach a new gate
I pause and thank it for the lesson
Before passing on through

Views: 551

In General Randori Hurricane Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #322 New 08-11-2018 06:08 PM
Randori Hurricane

Don't wait -- initiate
Move, move, move…
Don't wait -- initiate
Move, move, move
Relax mind and body
Enter the randori hurricane
Don't wait, don't wait, don't wait
Initiate, initiate, initiate
Move, move, move…!

Views: 628

In General Strange Thoughts Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #321 New 08-05-2018 06:02 PM
Strange Thoughts

When I see you
In your wet, sweaty gi
I think strange thoughts

Views: 568

In General Listening Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #320 New 07-28-2018 07:34 PM

As uke moves
I listen to what his body says
And listen to my own body's reply
Our conversation ending in a throw

Views: 625

In General Reiraku Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #319 New 07-14-2018 05:28 PM

I wrap myself in my spirit threads
My white garment slowly turning red
Death approaches without quarrel
Wrapping itself tighter and tighter
Till all I can say is Thank you

Views: 523

In General God/Me Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #318 New 07-08-2018 03:54 PM

When I got to the end of the universe
I found god waiting for me
Wearing my very own face
No matter how far I travel
Or where I travel to
I find my god/me waiting

Views: 723

In General New Aikido Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #317 New 07-01-2018 04:31 PM
New Aikido

The new Aikido:

Here, please take my center.

No, I don't want your center!

No, take it, I know you want it.

No, I don't want it!

Well, I don't want yours either!

Views: 1326

In General Smooth Power Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #316 New 06-23-2018 07:07 PM
Smooth Power

The gi was heavy with sweat and scent
The coarse fabric rough against my skin
Nage drew me close, very close
Irimi Nage can be can be so personal
I mentally commanded my body to relax
To relax and feel the movement
When he threw me I felt
The smooth power and the release
My ukemi was not so smooth
One of many things I need to work on

Views: 695

In General Just Dance! Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #315 New 06-16-2018 05:38 PM
Just Dance!

The whole point of dancing is the dance
No pilgrimage, no sacred journey
No ultimate destination

No end point that has to be arrived at
At a specified time
Just dance!

Views: 614

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