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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Self Remembrance (a poem by B. Dean)

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Self Remembrance
what did you enter form for—
to make entering form possible?

or was it to celebrate
the one who enters?

Monday, May 30, 2016

Zen Mouse Zen Good (a poem by B. Dean)

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Zen Mouse Zen Good
the familiar
is easily
mind-managed

the obscure, however
must traverse the heart
where unknowns
are measured
by how they feel

Sunday, May 29, 2016

A Doctor (a poem by B. Dean)

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A Doctor
(in spite of himself)

though he studies
by and for degrees
he always manages
to fall back
on the original 360

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Plaything (a poem by B. Dean)

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Plaything
sometimes words
to me
are dusty toys

my mind
a two year old's
hardwood floor

Friday, May 27, 2016

Necessary Words (a poem by B. Dean)

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Necessary Words
zen is like
instant water
just add water

a perspective
that leaves
no impression

this poem
is only
that much noise

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Now #47 (a poem by B. Dean)

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Now #47
if you don't start
a line of thought
then the point you left
to form the line
will never have existed

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Indivisible Zen (a poem by B. Dean)

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Indivisible Zen
one has to
divide truth up
in order to have
a problem with it

with the use of
time or space

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

John Lennon Poem (a poem by B. Dean)

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John Lennon Poem
(a poem for John Lennon)

All Love,
thank you for
imagining John Lennon

John Lennon,
thank you for
imagining All Love

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Yearning and Burning (a poem by B. Dean)

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Yearning & Burning
I yearn for a time
when I am no longer
courted by
tempted by
seduced by
or
threatened by
IDEAS

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Same Dilemma (a poem by B. Dean)

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Same Dilemma
seeking recognition
even from self
implies a division in fulfillment

from this same dilemma
comes the writing of this poem

Friday, May 20, 2016

Spent (a poem by B. Dean)

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Spent
he spent
much of his time
questioning things
that happened
all by themselves

this must have been
one of them

Thursday, May 19, 2016

My Yearning (a poem by B. Dean)

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My Yearning
my yearning
is something full

and yet
the yearned-for
will never exist

this combination
keeps me alert
and aware

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

I Am Awareness (a poem by B. Dean)

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I Am Awareness
I am awareness
everything else
is an operation
that can be left alone
to fulfill itself

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Pumkin Carving (a poem by B. Dean)

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Pumkin Carving
carving out
scooping out
emptying out
myself
like carving
a pumpkin

this way
the light
will shine out
from within

Monday, May 16, 2016

Crown Chakra (a poem by B. Dean)

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Crown Chakra
not "what will I do
with this energy?"
but "what will this energy
do with what was me?"
or rather...

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Seamstress Psyche (a poem by B. Dean)

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Seamstress Psyche
her consciousness
like a gentle seamstress
mended the dividing thought form
with a single recognition
of wholeness

simple, beautiful, silent

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Zen Koan #38 (a poem by B. Dean)

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Zen Koan #38
he thinks
in order to prevent
the present moment
from lasting forever
for how it is missing
so many things

Friday, May 13, 2016

Paint by No-Mind (a poem by B. Dean)

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Paint by No-Mind
if you are
still thinking
then you are not
thinking for yourself

your inner media
being history's
hand-me-down

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Well Meaning (a poem by B. Dean)

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Well Meaning
I keep looking
for someone to tell me
that it is all okay

I keep forgetting
that person is me

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Unknown #48 (a poem by B. Dean)

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Unknown #48
how am I going to know
my existence
is meaningful
if my freedom requires
that this meaning
remain unmeasured?

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Eternity #99 (a poem by B. Dean)

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Eternity #99
eternity needn't seek itself
it knows very well
where to both
find and be found

so you needn't look

Monday, May 9, 2016

Boycott (a poem by B. Dean)

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Boycott
a bird landed
on the limb
of a tree

and the tree said
"what do you
mean by that?"

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Let it Be (a poem by B. Dean)

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Let it Be
just a moment
he said
then took
an entire lifetime
to get back to himself

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Meditation #792 (a poem by B. Dean)

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Meditation #792
If I don't think
I may miss something

If I DO think
I'll miss everything

Friday, May 6, 2016

Ouroborus #34 (a poem by B. Dean)

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Ouroborus #34
he readied himself
for an exceptional existence
then came to realize
that exception was the rule

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Afterthought (a poem by B. Dean)

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Afterthought
ideas are simply
well-thought-out excuses
for unnecessary expressions
of a desperate longing
that will never be described

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Zen Being (a poem by B. Dean)

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Zen Being
there's this idea
that keeps trying
to own itself
inside me

get the fuck out!

who said that?

Monday, May 2, 2016

Come To Think Of It (a poem by B. Dean)

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Come To Think Of It
If you never know
what you are doing NEXT—
then you never know
what you are doing

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Interrupt My Life (a poem by B. Dean)

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Interrupt My Life
interrupt my life
with something
important
so I'll forget
where I was
when it's time
to go back