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Heidi Franke Sep 25
I woke early
Enough to meet the stars
Like diamonds in a mine
Or apples on a tree that never fall
They weren't there for me or you
They just are.
A man coughed
Walking up the sidewalk
In the dawn
As he passed by my house, startled me
While stargazing.
I am reminded
There is now,
then and there
I am reminded to let things flow
To Let things go
As the wave does
When encountering the ocean, disappearing into it.
What today is your humility looking to?
ZenOfferings May 1
Great adversity
One perspective away from
Bountiful blessings
There's a light, a flash,
When you live too fast...
You forget all the time
That you have...

Take it slow, and let it go,
Breathe in deeply through
Your nose,
For like a river,
Your soul shall flow...

No matter where you
Seem to go,
No matter what life
Seems to throw,

Take it slow,
Take it slow,
Take it slow...

And one day you will
Find your peace,
A gentle stream
Where you can breathe,

And you'll know,
And you'll know,
Oh, you'll know....

Don't live too fast,
Those kind of lives
They never last,
And then they pass,

Though it's fun to just
Let your spirit go!

But in the end,
I say, my friend,
Breathe in deeply
And ascend,

Take it slow,
Take it slow,
Take it slow...
A poem I wrote for a friend of mine who lives in Croatia. He has problems with pressure and impatience, the hustle and bustle of life. I decided to post it here for those of you who feel the same way. Sometimes we just need to stop, clear our minds of all the pressure, and just breathe and take it slow...
Mystic Ink Plus Nov 2022
I was

I am

I will be
Genre: Minimalist
Theme: Towards the Zen
Author's Note: Who I was, I am not
Mystic Ink Plus Nov 2022
If you really
Want to listen
Listen to the silence

Silent Eyes
Silent Breathe
Silent Heart

Whatever you need
To hear
Exists there

For your understanding
A voice of the soul
Theme: Zen Element
Zywa Sep 2022
Not using the bike

is Zen: wishing to arrive --

where you always are.
"- Wat ga je vandaag eens doen? - Niets" ("- What are you going to do today? - Nothing", 1993, Herman de Coninck)

Collection "Shortages"
Black Petal Sep 2022
Swirls of fragrant steam
Rise from its porcelain well
A cup of love, made.
Mystic Ink Plus Mar 2022
I have found the eyes
Those eyes, that see me
And nothing else matters

Said the wise man
Genre: Inspirational
Author's Note:
What is right now
Will become

What was
ZenOfferings Mar 2022
As the world crashes
To the world I wish to see
Which me should I be
I S A A C Feb 2022
lustful and untrustful
screaming matches and rebuttals
worn out muscles and tear puddles
but what did we win, cards caving in
whichever way you try to spin, swan song on the violin
whichever play you do, your eyes get under my skin
I can see the hurt, the guilt, the shame
I tried to heal, build, and begin
again and again, return to my zen listening to Gwen
escape to my four white walls and write songs
each melody washes away the pain of yesterday
each harmony bringing back the colour to the gray
lifeless self I let my body become
dancing to the beat of my own drum
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