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Nothing Works... Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 04-12-2012 03:29 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: 316
Comments: 66
Views: 304,715

Entries for the Month of June 2012

In General Hadashi Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #11 New 06-24-2012 03:02 PM

Zori put aside
Barefoot I enter
The dojo silent

Still, echoes remain
(swish, slap, thud!)
Of years of dedicated
Diligent, sometimes
Painful practice

Rei -- I bow towards
The tokonoma
Willing my spirit
To quietness
Early morning practice

Views: 845

In General Loving Brutality Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #10 New 06-17-2012 03:22 PM
Loving Brutality

I practice aikido
The years go by
I practice aikido

Loving brutality of keiko
Years of commitment
Gi, worn and threadbare
Hakama, patched and faded
All that remains

I practice aikido
The years go by
I practice aikido

Views: 1080

In General Farting Away Ki! Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #9 New 06-10-2012 04:51 PM
Farting Away Ki!

Picture this: A large auditorium
A sea of white gis
And dark hakama, thrown in
Summer Camp in San Diego
Many years ago

Probably over two hundred
Aikidoka In the room
Sitting seiza, sweat cooling
Listening to Chiba Sensei speak

We all listen attentively, of course
Leaning forward, trying to catch
And comprehend his words and meaning
His English sometimes hard to understand

Suddenly, in the now quiet hall
Someone lets out a loud fart!
Poor bastard, two hundred plus aikidoka
And Chiba Sensei and he (or she) loses it!

Chiba Sensei stops speaking and asks loudly:
Who can't control their anus?
This we somehow all understand
He grins and we all laugh - 'course
No one raises their hand!

Chiba Sensei's thought is that farting
Is one way for the body to lose ki
Still, if that last burrito with beans
Is still hanging around
What to do?

Views: 1562 | Comments: 3

In General Scotch & Sake Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #8 New 06-02-2012 12:24 PM
Scotch & Sake

Scotch and sake
A blending of
Different cultures
And traditions

Kilt and hakama
Claymore and katana
Dirk and tanto
Quarterstaff and jyo

Haggis and sushi
Well, maybe, not quite
My apologies
To sushi

I sit in seiza
Remembering my
Glasgow upbringing
Here now in America

Studying a Japanese art
Many streams lead
To the same great ocean
Aikido has room for all

Views: 1645 | Comments: 9

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