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NothingEverything
Posted 8/31/2009 12:11 PM (#16775 - in reply to #323)
Subject: RE: Poetry for the soul



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Only if I do not listen,
I suddenly hear it.
Only if I do not seek it,
There it is!

So you inquire,
what is our truest essence?
Trees sway, and birds fly.
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Paul Joseph
Posted 8/31/2009 2:20 PM (#16777 - in reply to #16775)
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Ah ha old friend

maybe then my logging on today, the first time

in so many days

the first time, from so many times

I must have heard you;

having also, missed you so very much
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NothingEverything
Posted 8/31/2009 8:45 PM (#16784 - in reply to #323)
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Haha,
It was only yesterday, wasnt it?
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Paul Joseph
Posted 9/1/2009 5:12 PM (#16787 - in reply to #16784)
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Or Now x
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asha star
Posted 9/2/2009 9:51 PM (#16801 - in reply to #323)
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I will post originals soon, but I swoon with Rumi, so here you are:


A moment of happiness,
you and I sitting on the verandah,
apparently two, but one in soul, you and I.
We feel the flowing water of life here,
you and I, with the garden's beauty
and the birds singing.
The stars will be watching us,
and we will show them
what it is to be a thin crescent moon.
You and I unselfed, will be together,
indifferent to idle speculation, you and I.
The parrots of heaven will be cracking sugar
as we laugh together, you and I.
In one form upon this earth,
and in another form in a timeless sweet land.


...long sigh...

Devon
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Paul Joseph
Posted 9/3/2009 5:04 AM (#16810 - in reply to #16801)
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Ah well, if we like Rumi ...

http://peacefulrivers.homestead.com/Rumipoetry1.html
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Paul Joseph
Posted 9/3/2009 7:21 AM (#16817 - in reply to #16810)
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How about Kabir ?:

Do not go to the garden of flowers!
O Friend! go not there;
In your body is the garden of flowers
Take your seat on the thousand petals of the lotus,
and gaze there on the Infinite Beauty

............................

here's one from my holiday:

At a Railway Station in Paris

You, shoeless at the Gare du Norde
We travellers ignored your pleas
No change for exiled families
or those who might otherwise
feed off you:
who sates your needs,
wherein your comfort lies?
What have you seen
with such angry eyes?
Yet we gave you nothing -
shoe'd you away.
Your sisters at least had sandals.
You were a barefoot angel,
shoeless at the Gare du Norde
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leo
Posted 9/3/2009 2:19 PM (#16824 - in reply to #323)
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Much like the petals of the Chakras. Open the Crown Chakra and be ready for many blessings.
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Paul Joseph
Posted 9/3/2009 2:24 PM (#16825 - in reply to #16824)
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Paul Joseph
Posted 3/14/2010 5:05 PM (#19012 - in reply to #323)
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For Alpha Omega perhaps ... aka Lighten Up thread ... there are some light moments herein .... I have gone under the floor Boards to find a thread, Metaphysical Humour, not yet found ... other efforts gratefully received ...
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Paul Joseph
Posted 12/13/2010 4:31 PM (#20848 - in reply to #4835)
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...... this one ....

blessed Solstice time and Yuletide to all here x
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Paul Joseph
Posted 3/14/2011 6:20 PM (#21465 - in reply to #16784)
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Marty reminded us the other day of our dear friend James, Nothing Everything, NTET, well, here on this thread are a number of poems & comments from James ... was lookign for some of his wonderful photographs too from his kind of adopted country Japan, of him and his little daughter, in the deep woods, but haven't found them yet .... James is a very dear soul to thoswe of us who encountered him here on the Board - hope and sure you are still out there somewhere my friend, maybe on the high ocean

Namaste & love

Paolo, etc x
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mruppert
Posted 3/15/2011 8:57 PM (#21469 - in reply to #21465)
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Happy Searching PJ......

    .......a trip down memory lane. But, there were so many gems of horse sense wisdom in so many threads.....I think NTET'isms needs a book!

Peace and Zen,

Marty, Luckysan, Poppysan, Sissy-Madama Butterfly

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mruppert
Posted 1/4/2013 2:29 PM (#23695 - in reply to #323)
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Here ya go, Aqua!
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Aquarius
Posted 1/5/2013 7:08 AM (#23699 - in reply to #23695)
Subject: Recipe For A Happy Home



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Recipe For A Happy Home
Take two loving hearts and
Melt them into one.
Add lots of love.
Mix well with respect.
Add gentleness, laughter, joy,
Faith, hope and self-control.

Pour in gallons of understanding
And don’t forget patience.
Blend in ears that know how to listen.
Allow each other to grow and share.
Sprinkle generously with
Smiles, hugs, and kisses.
Bake for a lifetime.

Yield: One Happy Home

Anon.

From ‘Words & Prayers For Relationship Healing’




Edited by Aquarius 1/5/2013 7:09 AM
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Paul Joseph
Posted 1/5/2013 3:30 PM (#23701 - in reply to #23699)
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Ah - here it is - thanks!!
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Aquarius
Posted 1/6/2013 6:44 AM (#23702 - in reply to #23701)
Subject: All Of Life Is Flowingness



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All Of Life Is Flowingness
And in this flowing, there is meaning and law.
I cannot lose, what is my own;
I need not seek, what is my own,
For what belongs to me, will come.
Whatever goes does not belong to me.
Only what I am has power.
I now give up all personal struggle and ambition,
Knowing that all that is rightfully mine
Will then be drawn to me.

So, I now let go,
And trust my Highest Self and the Universe,
To run my life for me
And to always show me the way.

Anon.

From ‘Words Of Wisdom For Hope & Encouragement’




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Aquarius
Posted 1/9/2013 6:35 AM (#23707 - in reply to #23702)
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Soul Food For Capricorns
May the good Earth be soft underneath you,
Whenever you rest upon it,
And may it lie easily over your physical body
When your time has come
For returning it to Earth Mother’s loving embrace.
May your quirky sense of humour never fail to
Lift you and all of us above the gloom of this world
By helping us to recognise the funny side of everything.

May the knowledge that you are spirit and soul
Help you rise above the Earth plane,
Your ruling element for your present lifetime.
May your ever growing conscious awareness of
The oneness with our Creator and all life,
When your time for doing so has come,
Aid you with leaving your earthly existence without a struggle,
Winging your way back into our true home,
The world of light, with the greatest of ease.

Happy Birthday, dear Capricorn!

From ‘The Sun In Capricorn’
 




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Ophiucus
Posted 10/23/2013 3:26 PM (#24433 - in reply to #323)
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Just reposting this thread as I mentioned it to Orion's Gate, for ease of access
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alpha+omega
Posted 10/29/2013 7:58 PM (#24451 - in reply to #323)
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Gee, Poetry! I know lots of 'em (poems that is) but they are more of the Limerick variety, and not so suitable for much of anything. How about Songs? No, wait, that is another thread too. But what if this free song had lyrics? Just think of the possibilities. There are so many free songs with artists like Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson too.

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Aquarius
Posted 12/21/2015 7:53 AM (#26829 - in reply to #24451)
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The Rose



Some say love –
It is a river that drowns the tender reed.
Some say love –
It is a razor that leaves the soul to bleed.
Some say love –
It is a hunger, an endless aching need.
I say: ‘Love –
It is a flower and we its only seed.’

It’s the heart
Afraid of breaking that never learns to dance.
It’s the dream
Afraid of waking that never takes a chance.
It’s the one
Who won’t be taken that cannot seem to give.
And the soul
Afraid of dying that never learns to live.

When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long,
When you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong,
Just remember in the winter,
Far beneath the bitter snows,
Lies the seed that with the Sun’s love,
In the spring, becomes

The Rose.

Amanda McBroom

Sung by Bette Midler

From ‘What Is Soul?’
 
‘Healers And Healing’

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Paul Joseph
Posted 12/22/2015 11:24 AM (#26832 - in reply to #323)
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The Journey Of The Magi
by T S Eliot

'A cold coming we had of it,
Just the worst time of the year
For a journey, and such a long journey:
The ways deep and the weather sharp,
The very dead of winter.'
And the camels galled, sorefooted, refractory,
Lying down in the melting snow.
There were times we regretted
The summer palaces on slopes, the terraces,
And the silken girls bringing sherbet.
Then the camel men cursing and grumbling
and running away, and wanting their liquor and women,
And the night-fires going out, and the lack of shelters,
And the cities hostile and the towns unfriendly
And the villages dirty and charging high prices:
A hard time we had of it.
At the end we preferred to travel all night,
Sleeping in snatches,
With the voices singing in our ears, saying
That this was all folly.

Then at dawn we came down to a temperate valley,
Wet, below the snow line, smelling of vegetation;
With a running stream and a water-mill beating the darkness,
And three trees on the low sky,
And an old white horse galloped away in the meadow.
Then we came to a tavern with vine-leaves over the lintel,
Six hands at an open door dicing for pieces of silver,
And feet kicking the empty wine-skins.
But there was no information, and so we continued
And arriving at evening, not a moment too soon
Finding the place; it was (you might say) satisfactory.

All this was a long time ago, I remember,
And I would do it again, but set down
This set down
This: were we led all that way for
Birth or Death? There was a Birth, certainly
We had evidence and no doubt. I had seen birth and death,
But had thought they were different; this Birth was
Hard and bitter agony for us, like Death, our death.
We returned to our places, these Kingdoms,
But no longer at ease here, in the old dispensation,
With an alien people clutching their gods.
I should be glad of another death.

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Aquarius
Posted 1/15/2016 8:45 AM (#26904 - in reply to #26832)
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The Race Of Life



When sometimes you feel out of place,
You’ve further to run just to stay in the race,
And the journey ahead seems too hard to face,
Don’t give up.

When legs become weak, and muscles burn,
And the Earth beneath you begins to churn,
To safer ground, your thoughts may turn, yet
Don’t give up.

When your heart can offer you nothing more,
When defeat descends like a leaden door,
With your confidence leaking from every pore,
Don’t give up.

When all you can do is stay in the race,
Rejecting all compromise; not saving face,
When you dig deep just to keep your pace,
Don’t give up.

You’ll reach a point when, as you make the last turn,
From deep within, a force starts to burn,
Internal fires fuelled, when you yearn,
Just don’t give up.

The finish line, that glint of gold
Is reached by those who do not fold,
For guiding hands come to the bold,
Who don’t give up

That vein of gold you rush to meet,
The pulse of life pounds with your feet,
You’ll find resolve in every beat, when you
Don’t give up!

Lesley Humphrey

From ‘Words Of Hope & Encouragement’

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Paul Joseph
Posted 1/16/2016 6:24 AM (#26908 - in reply to #323)
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Dear Aquarius

Hmmmm ... I find it hard to resonate with the sentiments of that Race of Life, sorry .... well I kind of do, it is kind of how I have been approaching life, although more from the self-sacrificial aspect rather than the possibly more capitalist, competitive implications of the picture .... but whichever way it has brought me personally to the point of physical, mental and emotional exhaustion: and is intolerable as a way of life fit for Divine purpose. I think more of an approach that enables surrender, love and devotion are more the Way of the Divine ... although they are equally hard and quite disciplined to embody, incarnate and fulfill. So I certainly cannot claim to practice what I preach, in either respect!

Best of Everything to Everyone

Paul

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Aquarius
Posted 1/16/2016 8:32 AM (#26909 - in reply to #26908)
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Hello Paul,

That's how one reacts to life when one has learnt from the mistakes of the past and at long last listens to what our spirit and soul have to say, i.e. stop and take it easier. Earning lots of money is NOT the purpose of your being on the Earth plane. You have been granted the gift of another lifetime so that you can learn this lesson and then put it to good use by looking for more satisfactory ways of living and being. Something like that . . .

Only the best to you, too.

With love - Aquarius

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