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OfflineDemon
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Post your zen poetry and koans here
    #1330306 - 02/24/03 04:10 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Here's two poems I just wrote:

#1
The sky is blue in it's winged tips
The orange is gold in it's silver lips
The fruit in bondage led astray
As the pollen grows in pots of clay

#2
How can the flower evaporate like water
When the hand is only as quick as the eye
The flower unfolds and dies
The wrath of God isn't as strong as the wrath of winter
As the spring is only enjoyable in the summer

Here's a koan:

A man went to the desert.
He wanted to meditate on a problem he had
The problem was he only had two pieces of gold to give to his children when he died, and he had three children
What color were his shoes.

My response: He wasn't wearing shoes, only his children were.

What's your response to the Koan?


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Edited by Demon (02/24/03 04:13 AM)


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OfflineDemon
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Re: Post your zen poetry and koans here [Re: Demon]
    #1330335 - 02/24/03 04:27 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Here's two more zen poetry items with koans

#1
What color is the gate of happiness when a man is blind?
Can he see it?
I tell you he can see it!
What color is the gate to happiness when a man is blind?

#2
What is the meaning of sunrise?
The apple is only red to the deaf.
What is the meaning of the ox?
The wind only blows on the bodies of the dead.


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Re: Post your zen poetry and koans here [Re: Demon]
    #1330364 - 02/24/03 04:39 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

i just found some shit i wrote some months ago, thanks for this post
here it is:


How long before I realize
See through the contradictory
To a truth beneath the roots
That runs like water under crumbling buildings
Blow the dust from off my ancient artifacts
Rediscover and redefine what they teach me
How we compromise our energy for knowledge
Flowing through these veins
Speaking meaning through the wires and walls
Which I embrace after watching it all turn to stone and back again

Crawling through the chaotic
Clawing desperately for belief
Chasing and tasting that revealing rhythm
Alone and waiting for the incomparable touch of truth


Pain of mind within me
Amidst all these familiar vessels
In this world
Begging for the questions to stop
And missing them when they’re gone
Feeling so weird and different
Up on my hill lost in the clouds staring down
All those strange vehicles screaming around below me
When will it be time again?


Waking up to happy little memories
Head swimming in acid, playing in my backyard
Sitting by my mom’s garden, watching the sun go down
Kind of funny, I could of sworn I wasn’t so happy then
But that’s all I can remember right now.


So afraid of the dark
so completely
So alone with my thoughts


All these lights surround me
this radiation is just a memory
of a program
of a moment when things felt different
and I didn't seem so
predicted


could i just be honest with myself..
because i feel scared of becoming something all bottled up
im a little uneasy
all holed up down here with my thoughts and my friends
we're all floating around building tension
so bored we're pulling out dillusion, spreading it around and around

i can hear the rhythm welling up underneath me
whispering, promising its course
running with or without my stability

because ive run away from my mother and father
far into the night
breeding traumas in my maze

close my eyes
grassy field under the stars
feeling something called love
lost...


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Re: Post your zen poetry and koans here [Re: Grav]
    #1330946 - 02/24/03 08:54 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

this be it
the last time
this unanswered puzzle
barely split beyond one
exsistential within two

I tried to escape this
the dirt flipping over my shoulder
trying to dig my own path
all while staring at this peaceful koan
" the begining is the end, and the end is the begining "

sitting up in bed
sweat pouring down my body
i am born again
the digging has subsided
because in my panic i finally realized
who, was the subliminal thinker...............


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Re: Post your zen poetry and koans here [Re: Demon]
    #1331534 - 02/24/03 12:53 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

What do you mean the apple is only red to the deaf?


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Re: Post your zen poetry and koans here [Re: 2Experimental]
    #1331815 - 02/24/03 02:58 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

What do you mean the apple is only red to the deaf? 




**hits 2Experimental with a stick** :wink:


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Without everything wouldn't nothing be everything and without nothing wouldn't everything be nothing.I am the beginning and the end,the source and the void, the light and the darkness,i am but a small drop of the ocean yet i am an ocean unto myself


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Re: Post your zen poetry and koans here [Re: 2Experimental]
    #1333032 - 02/25/03 02:28 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

It's a koan. You have to figure out the meaning for yourself. :smile:


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Re: Post your zen poetry and koans here [Re: Demon]
    #1333889 - 02/25/03 09:45 AM (14 years, 30 days ago)

Sorry I did not realize this was supposed to be something I came up with. I am better with paint and graphite then words. I will leave the koans anyway.  :blush:

Here is a koan:

One day Chao-chou fell down in the snow, and called out, "Help me up! Help me up!" A monk came and lay down beside him. Chao-chou got up and went away.

This is not poetry or a koan but enjoy anyways:

"So the thing to do when working on a motorcycle, as in any other task, is to cultivate the peace of mind which does not separate one's self from one's surroundings. When that is done successfully, then everything else follows naturally. Peace of mind produces right values, right values produce right thoughts. Right thoughts produce right actions and right actions produce work which will be a material reflection for others to see of the serenity at the center of it all."

-Robert Pirsig 


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