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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.
Blog Info
Status: Public
Entries: 315
Comments: 66
Views: 304,454

In General No One Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #295 New 01-06-2018 04:45 PM
No One

The bell talks to itself
The dojo is empty
Not even a shadow
Dwells in the mirror

Views: 188

In General All Roads Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #294 New 12-30-2017 05:18 PM
All Roads

All roads lead me home
The paths are all one-way
There is no turning back

Though I am sometimes slowed
By fear and suffering
I continue

Views: 191

In General Nen Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #293 New 12-02-2017 04:25 PM

Applies to so many things
An acknowledgement, an appreciation
Of the importance of small things
A mindfulness of daily life
Small things, like the position
Of his weight as he prepared
Prepared his attack
As I minutely adjusted
My alignment in response

Views: 229

In General As I Am Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #292 New 11-25-2017 05:03 PM
As I Am

Shouldering the moon
I return to my bare house
Sitting, I close my eyes
And empty myself
Into my empty room
I sense the ghosts and shadows
Of my life -- insubstantial
As I am

Views: 217

In General Doubt Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #291 New 11-18-2017 08:12 PM

My great ball of doubt
Is firmly rooted in my great faith
And great tenacity of purpose

Views: 259

In General Fearful Rocks Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #290 New 11-11-2017 06:54 PM
Fearful Rocks

Fearful rocks brace themselves
Against the crashing waves
Others, fearless, reach out
Embracing the charging seas,
Knowing that their destinies
Are intertwined

Views: 242

In General Without End Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #289 New 11-04-2017 06:24 PM
Without End

In each stroke of the bell
With each clap
We hear the past and the future
Each class continuing without end
We sit and bow before the tokonoma
Our: Sensei, onegai shimasu!
Echoing through time

Views: 187

In General Adrenaline Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #288 New 10-28-2017 05:40 PM

I greedily accepted adrenaline
As it rushed into my system
Prepping me for battle
Now, I pause, asking myself
If I truly want it or need it?

Views: 168

In General Sea Without a Shore Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #287 New 10-22-2017 04:31 PM
Sea Without a Shore

I close my eyes
And enter a sea without a shore
What need, then, do I have for a compass?
Can I ever sail in the wrong direction?

Views: 170

In General The Full Moon Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #286 New 10-07-2017 06:57 PM
The Full Moon

The full moon
Rising in a clear night sky
So simple, so beautiful

The full moon
Rising in a clear night sky
So simple, so beautiful

Views: 219

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