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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: 293
Comments: 66
Views: 280,510

In General Seagulls Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #263 New 04-16-2017 01:00 AM

Seagulls sport over the parking lot
Screeching and cavorting
Fighting over discarded scraps
How low they have come
So, so far from any waters
And their original natures
Children today wonder why
They are called seagulls?

Views: 192

In General Hi! Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #262 New 04-09-2017 12:50 AM

I say Hi! to the rock
And give it a name:
You are rock.
No response from the rock
I say Hi! to the wind
And give it a name:
You are wind.
No response from the wind
I say Hi! to the moon
And give it a name:
You are moon.
No response from the moon
I talk to and name many things
But I am ignored
Phenomena is complete within itself
It does not need me to mediate
If I just sit and watch and listen
Communication is there

Views: 272

In General Long Drives Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #261 New 04-02-2017 01:39 AM
Long Drives

Sometimes, late at night
I go for long drives
With a full moon, low, and

Bright on the horizon
I drive towards it
I never reach it, of course

I know this
But, I drive and drive
Relentlessly, I drive

Views: 251

In General Empty Streams Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #260 New 03-25-2017 08:28 PM
Empty Streams

Do empty streams
Cascading over jagged white rocks

Rushing towards the great sea
Really need you or me?

Views: 234

In General Moon Death Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #259 New 03-19-2017 01:06 AM
Moon Death

I watch from a distance
As the moon dies

Up close, it still dies
Is there no remedy?

Views: 212

In General Umbrella of Heaven Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #258 New 03-12-2017 01:14 AM
Umbrella of Heaven

Under the umbrella of heaven
I follow my whimsy and delight
Cascades of secret joy
Flowers cover the path
I walk and walk
Ahead, I see home...

Views: 239

In General Without End Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #257 New 03-05-2017 12:50 AM
Without End

In each stroke of the bell
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: 221

In General Mist Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #256 New 02-26-2017 01:49 AM

The mist stretches
For a million miles
There is no escape
Lacking any choice
I carry on
All I can see is
The rocky path

Views: 449

In General Intent Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #255 New 02-19-2017 01:15 AM

Alive with intent
I move to the edge
And jump off

Views: 841

In General Answers Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #254 New 02-12-2017 01:55 AM

I was born
To pain, doubt, fear,
Perhaps, with some relief
And, maybe some love
But, such are the conditions
Of all births, surely
I learned to navigate
The ups and downs, downs,
More downs, of life
I tried not to become too bitter
And was as successful as some
Perhaps, most...
I sought out answers
To this and that - and more this
I even sought out answers
To questions I didn't even know I had
A much more difficult task
Let me assure you
Sometimes I catch glimpses
Fleeting glimpses of something
Something beyond the obvious, but
As Lord Buddha once said:
You're fucked whatever you do!
At least, that's what I think he said
But, then, he was always
Saying weird shit -
Weird to me, anyway
Be that as it may
While I still search
I don't, in actuality, expect
To find any real answers

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