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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

And God Said

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And God Said
and god said
if life were a riddle
I'd have to        split
myself                 apart
just to figure me out
and    meanwhile
I'd be gone

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Zen on Ego

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Zen on Ego
the subtle and illusive
assumption of existence
a starting place
for other thoughts
an assumed reference-point
the thought of "I"
the "I" thought
where division begins
and wholeness breaks apart
dividing our world
into names and things

Monday, August 8, 2016

Do You Know?

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Do You Know?
do you know
the self before feelings
the self before plots and threads
the self that cares not and cares most
the self that twists and thrusts
the self that simply musts
and wanders
through the blood
of a turnip?

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Heart Now In

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Heart Now In
stop chasing love
stop chasing beauty
stop chasing quality
stop chasing the value
it is not ahead of you
it has nothing on you
it's all in your heart
as soon as you
are no longer
looking for it

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Angelic Dust (a poem by B. Dean)

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Angelic Dust
the wisdom of no-time
operating in motes
quarks and the etheric

faster than speed itself
with the precision of no-mind
angels giddy with grace

taking forms to tease
forming realities that please
bringing gods to their knees

Friday, August 5, 2016

Hello Now [companionship] (a poem by B. Dean)

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Hello Now (companionship)
today I returned
to the present moment
after a long train
of images and thoughts
and as if once again
encountering an old friend
I said out loud "Hello Now"

self-encouraging all
entrances into this,
the present

Thursday, August 4, 2016

An Arbitrary Love (a poem by B. Dean)

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An Arbitrary Love
it doesn't matter
what one focuses on

it doesn't matter
what one writes down
yet take heed— take heed
these moments are sacred
they reveal your excitement—
your everlasting preoccupation
with all that is possible

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Eternal Divine One (a poem by B. Dean)

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Eternal Divine One
the wonder of life continues
and like an eternal slide-show
images come and images go
and whether my emotions
are triggered or no
beneath and within me
the beauty of the known
and unknown flow

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Meditation Poem (a poem by B. Dean)

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Meditation Poem
no circuit
no connection
no circle
will ever be tighter
cleaner simpler
or more profoundly quiet
as that with self
with only the one
to recognize itself as such
and none anywhere
to compare it with

Monday, August 1, 2016

Must Needs Flow (a poem by B. Dean)

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Must Needs Flow
it is impossible
to think oneself
out of a feeling
one can only
feel oneself
out of a feeling
into another feeling
like water
it must needs flow