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Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Zen of Abundance (a poem by B. Dean)

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The Zen of Abundance
claiming ownership
over the product of
one's own actions
and naming a price
is the same as
making oneself small
for the promise of
becoming big

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Belonging [a short poem] (a poem by B. Dean)

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Belonging (a short poem)
there is no known
all that poses
as the known
is assumption
and consequently—
yes, it's true
arrogance

human nature's
sad sad stand-in
for belonging

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Zen on Love (a poem by B. Dean)

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Zen on Love
there is something
at the heart
of all things

deep empty full
alive simple vast
sweet innocent free
courageous profound
still perfect clear
lovely loving love

Monday, June 27, 2016

Nothing Between Us (a poem by B. Dean)

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Nothing Between Us
I am not you
and you are not me
and I needn't go
through you
to find myself
because of where we both
eternally emerge from

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Pure Consciousness (a poem by B. Dean)

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Pure Consciousness
I'm putting together an audition
for pure consciousness
when I get it totally together
I'm going to perform it
in the hopes of getting in

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Hoopla (a poem by B. Dean)

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Hoopla
all beauty
will not fit
on this page

all love
will not fit
on this page

this doesn't mean
I need to change
the world

Friday, June 24, 2016

Now Now (a poem by B. Dean)

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Now Now
life is much simpler when
you stop trying to figure it out
so don't listen to this poem
not even for a second trip through

Thursday, June 23, 2016

An Unforgiving Push (a poem by B. Dean)

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An Unforgiving Push
behind all my thinking is
an unrequited love
an unquieted soul
an unforgiving push
to DO in order to recover
what god only knows

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Best Idea Ever (a poem by B. Dean)

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Best Idea Ever
I was going to say
that I get more excited by ideas
than I do about people

but people are the best idea ever

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Galaxy Dog (a poem by B. Dean)

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Galaxy Dog
consciousness eternally
makes use of
available resources
to value itself
imagining light refracted
jagged mountains
gentle streams
blue skies

and bright yellow
baby chickens

Monday, June 20, 2016

Dabbling in Ruthlessness (a poem by B. Dean)

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Dabbling in Ruthlessness
anything beyond
the present moment
is an argument

a play for power
a gamble with
what will remain
a mystery
a dabbling
in ruthlessness

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Dropping Desire (a poem by B. Dean)

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Dropping Desire
dropping desire
is the only way
to fulfillment
(desire being its
obvious absence)

okay now
read it again

as many times
as it takes

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Behavioral Heritage (a poem by B. Dean)

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Behavioral Heritage
responsibility
knocked at my door

by the time
I answered
I was someone else
having no recollection
of any behavioral heritage
genetic or otherwise

Friday, June 17, 2016

Perfect Mystery (a poem by B. Dean)

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Perfect Mystery
at the center
of all—
perfect
and mysterious,
an un-accumulating
consciousness
ready
without wind
or rain
in the wind
and the rain

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Zen Tiger (a poem by B. Dean)

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Zen Tiger
nature is no less itself
for being a miracle
of consciousness

the tiger
no less a predator
for somehow knowing
it doesn't really exist

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Non-Doing #36 (a poem by B. Dean)

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Non-Doing #36
always occupy space accidentally
and make successive dimensions proud
for how they all reflect their mother
and the sheer frontierlessness
of the everlasting moment

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Peaceful Zen (a poem by B. Dean)

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Peaceful Zen
let go and let god
let go and let self

this is peaceful
this is zen
this is you

let go and let you

Monday, June 13, 2016

Crown Chakra (a poem by B. Dean)

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Crown Chakra
happily ever after
just entered my crown chakra
and sprouted so many petals
that I couldn't get out
to save my mental picture

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Freedom in the Unknown (a poem by B. Dean)

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Freedom in the Unknown
possibility has no lasting idea
of what is possible
yet memory lives on
in the dimension
of prevailing likelihoods
(i.e. what eternally works)

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Only One Love Poem (a poem by B. Dean)

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Only One Love Poem
there is
only one love poem

and this
like all others
is that poem

there is only one poet
one poeted
one poeting

Friday, June 10, 2016

The Buddha Field (a poem by B. Dean)

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The Buddha Field
the Buddha field
triggers a tighter grip
on belief investments
for those desperate
to hang on to
who and what
they have become

Thursday, June 9, 2016

www.nothing.com (a poem by B. Dean)

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www.nothing.com
perspective is a barren town
where once there thrived
many illusions
it was abandoned
when the zen master
moved in
behind the cinemas

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Truth Make-Over (a poem by B. Dean)

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Truth Make-Over
there is no "I"
until an effort is made
to renovate the truth—

dividing the self
in this moment
as it is

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Heart Poem (a poem by B. Dean)

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Heart Poem
someone somewhere sometime
will like this poem
for only that it exists
maybe you are that person

maybe this
is in your
heart

Monday, June 6, 2016

No (a poem by B. Dean)

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No
the enemy
is not really
the enemy

the enemy
is the one
who is as yet
unaware

that there
are no enemies

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Possibility (a poem by B. Dean)

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Possibility
I am tormented
by something that
doesn't exist

in fact
it is
its lack
of existence
that is its most
compelling feature

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Completely (a poem by B. Dean)

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Completely
I want to live forever
all in one moment
resolving the need
to aquire or become
something immortal

Friday, June 3, 2016

Eventless (a poem by B. Dean)

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Eventless
you can read
the newspaper all day
even climb Everest yourself
nothing is going
to happen to you

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Staving Off Enlightenment (a poem by B. Dean)

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Staving Off Enlightenment
he wants to start
a subtle fight

a fight that
will last forever

so that he will
always have
something to do

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Zen Riddle #2 (a poem by B. Dean)

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Zen Riddle #2
how can you tell
a thought
from a moment?

one of them
has tension in it
and the other one
lasts forever