POETRY AND PROSE: WRITING AND REFLECTIONS

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POETRY AND PROSE: WRITING AND REFLECTIONS

This group is for members to share their writing. Please post your poetry and prose - each piece in a new discussion thread.

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Latest Activity: Aug 14, 2013

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Morning walk 1 Reply

Maybe you’ve seen us ………. in the morning as you’ve driven past Narborough railway station…Continue

Started by Debbie Swain. Last reply by caroline brazier Aug 14, 2013.

Making Myths

This is the story of how my Lady and I "got together".Sort of.I'm sure she won't mind my sharing it, as no personal information is in there and she remains totally in cognito.The poem forms a frame…Continue

Started by Steven N Johnson Apr 30, 2013.

A Poem from Roeburndale, 10 Directions March

BRIDGE How we laughedRelieved and journey endingThe first time we walked the bridge.How we didn’tLaden and journeys startingWhen we walked it last.Safe and unsafe are just wordsFear and dread are…Continue

Started by Steven N Johnson Apr 30, 2013.

Earthworm

Just earthworms,Going nowhere,Eating earth,Chomp, chomp,No destination,No home,No purpose,And yet,The soil,The garden,The flowers,The carrots........Continue

Started by Thomas Myojo Radcliffe Feb 9, 2013.

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Comment by Lindy Usher on January 26, 2012 at 17:35

The%20Gathering%20for%20an%20Observation.doc

aphasia & memoir (L.E. Usher 2011-2016)

Comment by caroline brazier on January 26, 2012 at 19:04

Wow! Lindy, that is so beautiful, so moving. You write with angel fingers.

Comment by Richard Meyers on January 27, 2012 at 15:54

Wonderful stuff Lindy,

I can only echo what Caroline says - beautiful words.

Comment by Lindy Usher on January 28, 2012 at 9:26

thank-you!, Caroline and Richard.

Comment by Richard Meyers on March 16, 2012 at 22:01

This was born of the wonderful tv programme in which David Hockney is interviewed by Andrew Marr.  I personally found it inspirational.   

Comment by Richard Meyers on March 16, 2012 at 22:07

David Hockney and

The Art of Seeing:

It was all about seeing

Nature is just there -

Colour is born in the eyeball

Shifting shade triggering

Light and shade alchemical

Constant skipping across form

From canvas to landscape

Over and over the same

Place displayed altered freely

Lit in an on-going flux

Tomorrow becoming yesterday

With today in a fine balance

Eye hand and heart vital to all

Old Chinese sages knew this

And the need to take the time

Necessary in order to see

What was there all along

Spring comes to the woods

As it does in all ways always

Astonishing always the same

Welcome guest arriving

Unexpected unannounced.

Comment by caroline brazier on March 17, 2012 at 10:10

Form touching form

Overlaying the body of the earth

With mind clouds

Or iridescent mists of dreams and fantasies

Do we see the guest

Or do we crush Her with an iron fist of interpretation?

Thank you Richard. I like your idea of the guest - have you see Manu Bazzano's stuff (He is doing some workshops at Sukhavati and will be here next Saturday evening giving a talk on the Gift of Hospitality.

Comment by caroline brazier on March 17, 2012 at 10:16

My play on the word 'form' here refers to the Buddhist term, rupa, which is translated as form, but refers to the perceptual object, ie the personal bias which creeps into our view of the world

Comment by Richard Meyers on March 17, 2012 at 13:02

Hi Caroline,

Yes indeed - 'the gift'.. and remembering to say Thank you, for the 'hospitality'.  I've not encountered Manu Bezzano, but will certainly look up his work.  Ruth and I are off to the French Pyranees again next Friday. Will the talk be available at all at a podcast or whatever? 

With regard your verse - it's an interesting point. We can certainly crush Her with interpretation, but what about playful appreciative interaction, in honour of the Guest? Isn't this what we do, what we are here for, when we are true to our calling as human beings (something like that)?  All very best to you.

Comment by caroline brazier on March 17, 2012 at 19:43

Oh absolutely. Nothing like a bit of dressing up!

Dot think we'll be recording the talk unless I can get my hands on some technology... not my strong point

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Grounded in Faith: Psychotherapy and Pureland - paper presented at European Shin Conference 2012

Grounded in Faith: Psychotherapy and Pureland

Since the time of the Buddha people have looked to Buddhism as a source of salvation from their unhappiness and confusion. In the modern age, psychotherapy has become a route which many people choose to help them face and move beyond their personal suffering. Not surprisingly many Western therapists tend to gravitate towards Buddhist ideas and, conversely, Buddhists are often interested in exploring how their faith…

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Posted by caroline brazier on September 4, 2012 at 14:35

Running Tide Article

I wrote this article for Running Tide back in January but it didnt get published and as Running Tide has only just come out, things had obviously moved on. I'm putting it up here because it seems like a pity to waste a good article - or even a mediocre one!

 

Going Back to Go Forward: The Birth of Tariki Trust

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Posted by caroline brazier on March 13, 2012 at 22:49 — 4 Comments

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