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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: 305
Comments: 66
Views: 292,122

In General Great Doubt Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #265 New 04-30-2017 12:04 AM
Great Doubt

The great doubt fills me
Fills every inner part of me
Annihilating all my certainty
Thus clearing the path for clarity

Views: 356

In General Already There Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #264 New 04-23-2017 12:19 AM
Already There

How can he be faster than me
If I am already there?
Don't worry about time and space
With your opponent
Or how fast he may be - or you
Occupy your center, find his
Feel that tension - unify it
Now you are one
Feeling that flow, guiding
He orbiting your center
Regardless of technique
Completely at your mercy

Views: 240

In General Seagulls Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #263 New 04-16-2017 12:00 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: 224

In General Hi! Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #262 New 04-08-2017 11:50 PM

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: 309

In General Long Drives Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #261 New 04-02-2017 12:39 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: 280

In General Empty Streams Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #260 New 03-25-2017 07:28 PM
Empty Streams

Do empty streams
Cascading over jagged white rocks

Rushing towards the great sea
Really need you or me?

Views: 256

In General Moon Death Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #259 New 03-19-2017 12:06 AM
Moon Death

I watch from a distance
As the moon dies

Up close, it still dies
Is there no remedy?

Views: 238

In General Umbrella of Heaven Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #258 New 03-12-2017 12:14 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: 264

In General Without End Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #257 New 03-04-2017 11:50 PM
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: 245

In General Mist Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #256 New 02-26-2017 12:49 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: 477

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