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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: 327
Comments: 66
Views: 328,816

Entries for the Month of January 2013

In General Moonglow Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #42 New 01-27-2013 05:01 PM

A spangled sky
With a full moon
Honoring the night
Illuminating my
Shadow companion
And me as we
Absorb the glow
And discuss the nature
Of the sutras
And the character
Of falling leaves

I learn about the night
From the night
I learn about the moon
From the moon
While my shadow
And I reach an
Agreement on nothing
As the moon sets
Quietness slowly settles
And I hear
The roaring silence

Views: 1238 | Comments: 3 (1 Private)

In General Basho Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #41 New 01-20-2013 05:08 PM

Sitting in a Tim Hortons
In Chillicothe, Ohio
Sipping my coffee
Reading haiku by Basho,
Buson, and Issa

The neon lights
Of a McDonald's
Across Bridge Street
Occluded occasionally
By passing cars

Locals sitting around me
Coming and going
Discussing local stuff
Unless one visits such places
They are hard to describe

Views: 790

In General Face of Death Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #40 New 01-13-2013 05:01 PM
Face of Death

In the face of death
We are speechless
Speechless with fear

But need we be?
The great unity of death
Binds us all

Yet death is simple
Perhaps it is life
That we fear?

The fear of failure
And disappointment
The pain and suffering

Of life and living
The difficult things
Expected of us

Before we die
Courage, strength,
Sacrifice, endurance

Perhaps the
Way of the Warrior
Or, maybe, better said as:

The Spirit of the Warrior --
Budo, is the answer
A way to live life

That prepares us for death
And at that final moment
Gives us a voice

Views: 777

In General Blade's Edge Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #39 New 01-06-2013 04:46 PM
Blade's Edge

The flowers blossom
In the spring
The leaves wither
In the fall

Balancing on
My sword's edge
The blade sharp
Clear and invisible

I navigate through
Ten thousand things
Without thought
Or movement

Views: 835

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