Wednesday, 30 July 2014

KOAN : What is the sound of one hand clapping ?

 
 
 
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golden GOJI hermitage
30th/JULY/2014
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1st/AUGUST/2014
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WHAT IS THE SOUND OF ONE HAND CLAPPING?
HAKUIN
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GoLdEn GoJi HeRmItAgE
02.42hrs.
2nd/August/2014
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Sunday, 27 July 2014

IF ONLY THEY WERE DRUNKEN POETS GIVING VOICE ALONG THE ESPLANADE

if only there were a LI PO or DU FU amongst them
on these beachside benches
but the winos are seated there
one with bloodied nose
from fighting (?)
with contempt for more well-healed passers-by
or so it seems...
they look to catch any eye
but with camera
 am focussed on the pattern of the path
on a shadow or a cloud
or a boat in the bay maybe
with WHITE NOSE cliffs and beyond 
 as backdrop to the scene...
if they were poets
i would be more than happy
to trade words
write a RENGA
or laugh along at the
10,000 SYLLABLE HAIKU
beloved of OWEN DAVIS
who lives half-way down the coast
someone who like me
would nod towards PAUL BLACKBURN...
but no such luck
we need wine to loosen tongues and minds hereabouts
release a resolute grip
on perceived realities
and share that fire for life
......
later in the day
heading for home
someone gives me a thumbs-up
from the pavement
from across the street
did you get a good one
he says
i am mystified until
i recognise the bloodied nose...
and those
  were the kindest words
i heard all day
if not from a poet
then maybe from
a BODHISATTVA in disguise.
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bernard hemensley
golden GOJI hermitage
27th/july/2014
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Saturday, 12 July 2014

JUST SITTING : 13 JULY 2014

a seagull's cry
in the dark
 before dawn's summer
chorus and daybreak
 i would hear
a pin drop
in silence
continue to sit
 undisturbed by 
house creaks
knowledge of 25 years plus
just hope
i'll have the balls of Ryokan
and bid any intruder
take what he needs
and leave quietly
the way he came in...
a gentle breeze
enters at will
such a pleasure
in hot July.
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golden GOJI hermitage
13th/july/2014
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Sunday, 6 July 2014

THE DAYS TRULY SPARKLE

Lakeside
 
 



 
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Harbourside
 





 
 
 
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Golden GOJI Hermitage
6TH/JULY/2014