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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby yawares » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:15 pm

Reductor wrote:Shattered

You’re too pale, Moon,
and appear to be shattered.
You’re hemorrhaging blue,
to the sky.


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Dear Reductor,

I love your poem and I have a lovely song sung by Cliff Richard ...to cheer you up.

Magic is the moonlight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wbn87I-OA3k

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby yawares » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:25 pm

?>Dear Members,

This windy Monday is :candle: Makha Bucha (also Magha Puja) also known as "Sangha Day" celebrates when 1,250 Arahants met nine months after the Buddha's enlightenment and where the Buddha gave important Dhamma instructions.

:candle:

Jayamangala Gatha: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM57DvM-av8

Dubai picture from my daughter
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My daughter-team flew to Dubai
Very modern, exciting, beautiful city
Arabian people love American foods,Chinese,Thai
McDonald, KFC, PizzaHut..Apple Bee

May be world's biggest mall there
With gigantic aquarium, amusement park inside
Take 2 days to tour everywhere
But everything quite expensive..no surprise!

Amazing beach, blue-green sea-water..clean and clear
Skydivers show..very popular indeed
No bikini Arabian girls on the beach here
Even Arabian men on beach wrapped in white sheets!!

My daughter said Arabian girls have beautiful eyes
their jewelry designs are so pretty
She bought me Arabian ring..looks so fine
She said some exotic necklaces look so heavenly!

She bought herself Arabian bracelet and anklet
Her friends bought earrings and necklaces too
They tried to find a studio with Arabian costumes for taking pictures
But could not find....no can do

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby Reductor » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:42 am

yawares wrote:
Reductor wrote:Shattered

You’re too pale, Moon,
and appear to be shattered.
You’re hemorrhaging blue,
to the sky.


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Dear Reductor,

I love your poem and I have a lovely song sung by Cliff Richard ...to cheer you up.

Magic is the moonlight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wbn87I-OA3k

yawares :jumping:


I'm glad you like that bit of mine. And thanks for the song and the thought. :thanks:
Michael

The thoughts I've expressed in the above post are carefully considered and offered in good faith.

And friendliness towards the world is happiness for him who is forbearing with living beings. -- Ud. 2:1
To his own ruin the fool gains knowledge, for it cleaves his head and destroys his innate goodness. -- Dhp 72

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby yawares » Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:40 pm

Dear Members,

:heart: I love songs..please let me share my pitiful poems with you all. :heart:

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Michael Bolton, a great song writer
He sings beautifully too
His long blond hair so curly
His love songs really get to you

Love so beautiful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3e6n0iSfEA

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I like Bryan Adams
His songs really touch my heart
"Anything I Do, I Do For You"..really??
"Cut Like A Knife" too.. make you fall apart

I do for You: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGoWtY_h4xo

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"Born In The USA"
Bruce Springsteen sparks
I also love the song
"Dancing In The Dark"

Dancing in the dark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=129kuDCQtHs

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I love Bon Jovi
He writes beautiful songs
"Always" sounds so sweetly
Make you want to sing along

Always: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI7yV7SJlBs

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"Waiting For You" sung by Richard Marx
The song so beautiful and sweet
Written by him...no surprise indeed
He's right, love is all you need

Waiting for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_E2EHVxNAE

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Rick Astly is a cute singer
And a song writer 'Cry For Help'
'Never Give You Up' such a heart felt
'Together Forever' makes you melt

Together Forever: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPYZpwSpKmA

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby Reductor » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:17 am

With this inform all critique

I now beseech your true critiques to flow
as many sudden rocks from mountain freed.
With one condition, if I may impose:
ahead of hated words, that love must lead,
as the ox-man a beastly charge does guide
who, not restrained, in town brings death and pain
yet yoked and chained can farmer’s yield enlarge!
Or when diverted stones leave him unslain,
a thankful one who finds his soul then changed:
Potential filled; flowed in from life reprieved,
filled not with voids and pains, yet rearranged
by ox and rocks without some love conceived!
So, tell me truths, though hateful to my ear
You must! Be kind, though, if you hold me dear.

EDIT: I revised this long ago but have only now thought to put that up instead.
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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby manas » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:14 am

(I had originally posted here, but on second thoughts, I will stick to penning music, which I can actually do, rather than attempting poems)

some lovely poems here, incidentally
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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby manas » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:13 am

(I had originally posted here, but on second thoughts, I will stick to penning music, which I can actually do, rather than attempting poems)

some lovely poems here, incidentally
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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby Benjamin » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:43 pm

“Courtyard Green”

Moonlit ferns beneath the floorboards
open the light from the other side's door
Hypnotizing glass revolves
and cracks the ice out on the shore

Every knot once tied, undone
the year's resplendent dance begun
Fields of wilting flowers bow and
wait in line for lanterns hung

The stable ground of the courtyard green,
never again to be seen.
"Don't believe everything you read."
-The Buddha
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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby yawares » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:14 pm

Dear Members,

Years ago Tep went to a conference. One morning in Paris, Tep/I/our daughter went to have breakfast at the hotel restaurant and we heard this song :

:heart: Friday I'm In Love : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJ4b99-aujI

I/daughter loved the song..when we came back to Texas, we bought the song and played it alot. We had fun touring Paris in the summertime, our guide spoke English with cute French accent..everybody liked him/tipped him well after the tour !

And today is Friday...I'm in love again!! I think the song is cute/funny :thinking:

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I love Buddhas' Bodhi Trees
Beautiful Ajjuna..for holy Anomadassi Buddha
Green leaves, cute flowers like Rajawadee
In my mom's garden beautiful as can be

(Rajawadee, sweet smell Thai flower)
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Exquisite Sona Tree..for great Narada Buddha
With pretty yellow golden shower flowers
Peridot-greenleaves dazzle viewers
Sona Trees absolutely bewitch tree lovers!

(Peridot, yellowish-olive-green gemstone)
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Buddhas: Mangala,Sumana, Revata, Sobhita..Naga Trees
White flowers with yellow buttons
Changing colors, green and pink to crimson
Smell so sweetly like.. 'Fascination'

(Fascination, a name of perfume)
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Sitting under the Salala Blue Pine Tree
Holy Padumuttara Buddha became enlightened
Long-leaved, evergreen Indian Pine
Native to.. Himalaya Mountains
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The great Phussa Buddha sat under Amalaka Tree
Green leaves, greenish-yellow fruits
Great for making medicines, sweet pickles sooth
Phussa Buddha realized the Noble Truth!

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:heart: Would you believe that I love every minute searching for information about Bodhi Trees?
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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby yawares » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:37 pm

Dear Members,

This misty Wednesday morning, a song pops into my mind:
Wednesday Child: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUPRnDYA6Z4

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Whenever I slip, stumble...fall
I always bounce back just like..'DARUMA DOLL'
Because I have true 'KALAYANAMITTAs'..to help me along
This long journey to NIBBANA, I sing the Buddhas' songs!

Yesterday I read about 'to avoid evil
To do good, to purify.. the mind'
Which is the advice of all the Buddhas
So we can leave all the sorrows.. behind

We should observe 5 or 8 Precepts everyday
And try to keep them almost perfect..and true
At first it might be kind of hard
As years go by...more easy to do

Uposatha days, I used to hide tv remote control
So I never watched tv or.. listened to music
Now I don't have to hide it anymore
Sila-cetana sinks into my brain..like magic

Meditation in the morning and night always
Turn on pretty color-lights for Buddhas while I pray

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby convivium » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:23 pm

my life is cluttered and i am happy
things are divided and i am happy
things are seperate and i am happy
why am i happy? i don't know.
things are dusty and i am happy
things are cluttered and i am happy
everything is dying and i am happy
why am i happy? i don't know
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php
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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby convivium » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:33 am

whatever i do or don't do,
i could cast a shadow, i could have regret
so i do what i need to do.
i need to develop paramis to be well
i need to find ways to survive that aren't harmful
i need to do things for myself, till i am a bit more enlightened
then i can do things for others,
i'll know how.
i did things i had to do today.
some were very intense, but i did them.
what more could i ask for?
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php
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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby convivium » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:57 am

the great conquerors in the west never shared anything
not till they conquered everything completely
the great conquerors in the east
suffered for others for aeons, so they say
i don't believe it off hand
i don't need to believe it or not believe
in the buddha's life it's apparent he fought for himself
he fought out of self-interest, until he was enlightened.
before then what did he share?
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php
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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby yawares » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:13 pm

convivium wrote:the great conquerors in the west never shared anything
not till they conquered everything completely
the great conquerors in the east
suffered for others for aeons, so they say
i don't believe it off hand
i don't need to believe it or not believe
in the buddha's life it's apparent he fought for himself
he fought out of self-interest, until he was enlightened.
before then what did he share?

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Dear Convivium,

You should read Tipitaka/Suttas/Dhammapada/Jataka stories etc....then we can talk more about WHAT BUDDHA SHARED???!!!....I'm sure you didn't go 'pilgrimage' in Thailand just to drink CHA-YEN or O-LIENG or eat LUM-YAI....am I right????

But if you'll continue your next poems with the answer what did Buddha share...then please forgive me for interupting you...I really do like your poems...kind of sweet/sour/bitter..like Amalaka-pickles.

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby yawares » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:41 pm

Dear Members,

My daughter called , telling me about Obama/Petra,Jordan. She was so happy/exciting..made me happy too.. I love love my girl :heart:

Crazy Love: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6qXoFfIuEQ

You're my destiny: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7sb-Pl4OTA

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Petra, Jordan

President Obama's Mideast Trip Ends At Petra, Jordan
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Please click: http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/i ... %2C+jordan

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Because Obama went to visit Jordan
AirForce flew my daughter-surgical team there
Just in case president got hurt
But nothing happened..nobody scared

So her team could tour ancient city of Petra
list of 7 world wonders..amazing Petra is the one
Kaleidoscopic sandstones architecture
Famous monuments, carved facade glows in the dazzling sun

Petra is the most famous and gorgeous site in Jordan
President Obama loved the tour
Secret service people surrounded him
No harm could happen to him for sure!!

The Petra basin boasts over 800 individual monuments
including buildings,tombs,temples,arched gateways
Petra sights are breathtaking in the morning
The surgical team walked around Petra.. all day

My daughter said the rock-carved rose-red city of Petra
Is full of mysterious charm hidden behind..rugged mountains
There is nothing in the world that resembles it
Petra,treasure of ancient world looks.. like rock-heaven

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Tidathep said that sandstones in Petra look like VALLEY OF FIRE in Las Vegas.
Yes I toured VALLEY OF FIRE once...so very beautiful!!

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby convivium » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:42 pm

the buddha shared a lot of things
in past lives, they say he shared incalculable things
let's leave aside all these great stories, and look at history (as best we can).
siddhartha gotama, the homosapien, was born a prince.
he left his pleasure palace to understand the world for himself
and what he found, suffering, shocked him
so, he sought the key to liberation from a world of suffering.
he lived as a samana, seeking out his own enlightenment.
thus, before his enlightenment, siddartha gotama, the homosapien, was a prince and a samana
he didn't share much as a prince or a samana.
but after his enlightenment, he was the sammasambuddha
the tathagatha, the thus come one
he had a lot to share after his enlightenment.
so i wonder, do we have more to share before our enlightenment
than siddhartha gotama (the homosapien) had to share before his (at least in that lifetime)?
i think we can only find ways share the speech/teachings of enlightened people
otherwise we can only sort of share what we've directly realized within the scope of those teachings.
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php
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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby yawares » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:51 pm

convivium wrote:
i think we can only find ways share the speech/teachings of enlightened people
otherwise we can only sort of share what we've directly realized within the scope of those teachings.

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Dear Convivium,
I share Buddha's dhamma/dhammapadas/jatakas/Buddha's verses etc. :anjali:

I like your poems :smile:
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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby convivium » Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:07 pm

with a quiet mind,
i find ways to feel alive,
while feeling feeling as feeling
and staying alive.
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php
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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby tidathep » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:44 pm

convivium wrote:with a quiet mind,
i find ways to feel alive,
while feeling feeling as feeling
and staying alive.


Dear Convivium,

Why your poem so short this time?...
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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Postby BlackBird » Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:48 am

May as well try my hand at some free form. Please excuse my rubbish.

I guess I'll call this one 'Rocks'

Sitting on a precipice
Wondering when the world will end
Am I the only servant
Who's duty binds him to this rock?

Where did the pilgrims go
Those hardy souls chasing gold
Now we sit alone
As stoic martyrs still

I look upon the sky above
I see the stars arising
Lonely years the light has taken
To find it's way into my eyes

The night is long advanced
The fire now gone out
All thought of faith unbound
long lost in days gone by

I stare out across the valley
Pondering the vastness
Moon light gives an eerie glow
Upon my roofless house

As I sit I feel quite foolish
All these years I've spent
Searching for certainty still
In the chaos of existence

Whence will the sign arrive
To show me the path I seek
Until that day I drift along
Seizing rocks in sunlight
"And so, because this Teaching is so different from what Westerners are accustomed to, they will try to adapt the Teaching to their own framework. What they need to learn to do is not to adapt the Teaching to their own point of view but to adapt their own point of view to the Teaching. This is called saddhá, or faith, and it means giving oneself to the Teaching even if the Teaching is contrary to one’s own preconceived notions of the way things are."- Ven Bodhesako

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