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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: 291
Comments: 66
Views: 278,468

In General At Times Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #191 New 11-29-2015 05:32 PM
At Times

At times
At times I lost my certainty
At times I feared I was wrong
At times I was totally confused
At times I got very, very tired
At times the cosmic wind
Seemed weak, nebulous
A vague dream I once had
Insubstantial, unreal...
At such times, I looked deep
Looked deep within myself
My life before and after
My memories, all my experiences
I looked all around me
At the world, at its condition
At such times, I gathered my resolve
Following that faint thread
Back to its cosmic source
And found the light once again

Views: 340

In General Marvel Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #190 New 11-22-2015 03:09 PM

When the sun rises
When at night, the moon
And the stars come out
When it rains, and I
Walk quiet, wet streets
When it snows in hushed wonder
At the dojo, when I sweat
And take in hot breaths
I think of you at all these times
And marvel in joy and gratitude
That you share my life
And, that your nikkyo
Really, really, hurts!

Views: 349

In General Sleeping Hakama Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #189 New 11-15-2015 06:51 PM
Sleeping Hakama

Sleeping hakama
They rest there
On the tatami
Drying, cooling
Energetic sweat evaporating
From a day's hard practice
Black, empty shapes
Resting proudly
Awaiting their owners'
Eventual return
To fill the empty forms
Once again
With hard practice
And strong technique

Views: 373

In General Simple Awareness Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #188 New 11-08-2015 04:59 PM
Simple Awareness

In contemplation
Forget the world
Gnaw at the simple awareness
Of your own being
Your own self
Eventually, cast it aside
Into this vacuum created
Will fall a greater something
Where everything dwells

Views: 323

In General Try as I Might Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #187 New 11-01-2015 06:16 PM
Try as I Might

Try as I might
The monkey mind
Is not as quiet
As the Zen mind
I adjust my breathing
Settling deeper into my zafu
- Forget that itch!
Focus - don't focus
Let everything be - not be
Breathe - not breathe...

Views: 290

In General My Sacred Place Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #186 New 10-25-2015 07:41 PM
My Sacred Place

My sacred place
Is just a cushion
In front of a mirror
But, I sit there, in zazen
And simply experience
Who and what I am
And, what I might become
A place of rest,
Inspiration, and incubation
The lights are dim
A candle burns
As I sit

Views: 424

In General When It's Dark Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #185 New 10-18-2015 07:26 PM
When It's Dark

When it's dark
When it's quiet
I go back to my source
Where nothing happens
Though something does
So I sit, letting it occur
Nothing happens
It is dark and quiet

Views: 341

In General Summer Day Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #184 New 10-11-2015 06:52 PM
Summer Day

In my dream
I hear the dojo bell ring
We are all lined up
Ready for class
As the last ring fades away
Sensei begins class
My aikido is marvelous
Fluidity and harmony
As natural as warmth
On a summer's day
When I wake up
I still hear the fading bell
But my aikido, my aikido
My aikido still awaits
That summer day

Views: 350

In General Silent Moon Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #183 New 10-04-2015 06:34 PM
Silent Moon

A night so hushed
Nothing moving, nothing
Not a sound anywhere
Not even my own breathing

I never noticed before
That the moon is so quiet
So profoundly, deeply silent
As it transcends the night sky

Views: 324

In General Transparent Moonlight Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #182 New 09-27-2015 06:48 PM
Transparent Moonlight

Transparent moonlight
Shining on an empty mountaintop

Where once a temple stood
Abandoned by enlightenment

Views: 263

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