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Sitting Quietly


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sit quietly and watch the streets

revealing themselves to you

all of the secrets of the place

you find yourself in

are coming to life

detect the spirit of those around you

who have helped to shape and create it

 

wherever you are

the streets are streets

and the sky is sky

there is good and bad

and beauty and grit

and between those

rests life and energy

the personality of places

 

just take a look

it is right there

in front of you

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all of the secrets of the place

you find yourself in

are coming to life

 

This is simply beautiful poem Doug. How nice to read you again. Wonderful expression and brilliant observation. Universal - as the narrator speaks to each of us - definitely can be with personal clear target but the poem speak very openly.

 

wherever you are

the streets are streets

and the sky is sky

there is good and bad

and beauty and grit

 

... and now that is very true and simple to know but seems we never think about that or forget to see the life like it is.

 

Dear Douglas, the ending of the poem is wonderful:

 

just take a look

it is right there

in front of you

 

Thank you for sharing and nice to see you around.

 

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

History of Macedonia

 

 

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Larsen M. Callirhoe

Douglas what is not to like about this poem. you not only expressed yourself perfectly the poem teaches us true philosphy in a cool fashion. much enjoyed.

 

victor

Larsen M. Callirhoe

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Douglas,

 

A well crafted piece which masterfully conveys a simple but difficult lesson. Have you been doing a great deal of Zazen? Genpo Roshi has said that one of the lessons of a sitting practice is that soon you realize you are always sitting- no matter what you are doing;-)

 

Lovely piece, many thanks!

 

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I like how you animate places, Douglas, with this "poem for the poet." It's inspirational in the sense that it promises at least a poem in every place. Taken outside of that, it makes me think of my recent "Easy Living" poem. Both seem to carry a similar sentiment.

 

Tony

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