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Among Trees – Quiet and Still

An untitled poem from from a collection of Wendell Berry’s poems called A Timbered Choir: The Sabbath Poems 1979-1997 I go among trees and sit still. All my stirring becomes quiet around me like circles on water. My tasks lie in their places Where I left them, asleep like cattle. Then what is afraid of […]

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Do You Hear the Call of the Wild Geese?

Wild Geese by Mary Oliver You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you […]

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Poem – Today is the Day You Have Been Waiting For

Today Today is the day you have been waiting for when you would finally begin to live when you would at last open the door. This is the what, the circumstance, the more you have been withholding, saving to give. Today is the day you have been waiting for when you could sit down to […]

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Dogen Poem-I Awaken to the True Path

Drifting pitifully in the whirlwind of birth and death, As if wandering in a dream, In the midst of illusion I awaken to the true path; There is one more matter I must not neglect, But I need not bother now, As I listen to the sound of the evening rain Falling on the roof […]

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Rumi -This Being Human is a Guest House

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and attend them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be […]

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