What Drives Us

broken down on the mountain road
that follows a curving
creek
glacial in its beginnings
and the ravine
seeming to sulk

we should have been home by then
not passing time til the tow-truck rescue

with you in the car
protected

from those winds pushing
the gray sheets overhead

and me
tripping through the underbrush
towards the creek

later i stood on its bank not sure it was the wind
making the trees bend
and creak

then hopped from rock to rock
toward the other side
daring the waters
to pull me in

 

What Drives Us

One Of Those Days

woke up on
wrong side of the bed
out of sync
with the world
i’m can’t in a flawed rhythm
but i’m doing okay

Shadorma November: 5 of 30

Check out the awesome folk who are participating in ShaNov:

Seasonings

Ben Naga

Jane Dougherty

Merril Smith

Ken G.

Kerfe and Nina

corvus brachyrhnchos

Ladyleemanila

Linda Lee Lyberg

Janice

Kelly Lewis

 

One Of Those Days

So Sometimes I Will

life is life
so sometimes i will
be a cloud
drifting by
or just a starry-heart soul
reaching out for you

Shadorma November: 3 of 30

Have had some new folks joining the ShaNov crew, so I thought I would offer their names in this new post:

Seasonings

Ben Naga

Jane Dougherty

Merril Smith

Ken G.

Kerfe and Nina

corvus brachyrhnchos

Ladyleemanila

Linda Lee Lyberg

So Sometimes I Will

Ancestors Speak

ancestors
speak through images
collective
memory
their sage counsel infusing
our waking dreams

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Shadorma November: 2 of 30

I’ve update the ShaNov page to indicate people can ping back or provide a link of their day’s Shadorma on my post for the day. I will aim to post my Shadorma by 4 am PST.

Ancestors Speak

Zen Garden / Shadorma November (ShaNov) Begins

mindfulness
found in the raking
of white sands
emptiness
possessing flow all its own
authentic movement

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The first day of Shadorma November is here. Below are the people who have accepted to invitation to participate in this Shadorma event:

Ben Naga

Jane Dougherty

Merril Smith

Ken G.

Kerfe and Nina

corvus brachyrhnchos

Ladyleemanila

Linda Lee Lyberg

 

On each of the Sundays of this month, as well as Thursday 30th, I will be providing this information in a post. You can join in at any time and get a link to your blog on the next round-up post.

Some of the participants will be joining me in posting a Shadorma a day, while others will be posting at least one per week. For next Sunday the 5th, you can link back your Shadorma offering(s) to this post. Then going forward, to ping back to most recent Sunday post.

Peace.

Zen Garden / Shadorma November (ShaNov) Begins

open mic / Shadorma November (ShaNov)

there i am
caught in a spotlight
a writing
open mic
my voice spilling out those words
i penned from the deep

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Tomorrow is the first day of Shadorma November (ShaNov) during which I am inviting others to join me in posting a Shadorma a day for the month.

Each Sunday I will do a “round-up” providing a link to the blogs participating. For those who can’t post everyday, provide a ping-back or link on the November 1 post and then each Sunday of the month thereafter  to your offering for the week

You can let me know on this post or on the ShaNov page if you are intending to post a Shadorma so I can link to your blog on tomorrow’s page.

open mic / Shadorma November (ShaNov)

insomnia

here it is
the insomnia
what lessons
have been learned
from this nodding in and out
the awakening

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A few days away from the beginning of Shadorma November during which I am inviting others to join me in posting a Shadorma a day for the month.  Each Sunday I will do a “round-up” providing a link to the blogs participating. For those who can’t post everyday, provide a ping-back or link on the November 1 post and then each Sunday of the month thereafter  to your offering for the week.

insomnia

The Morning News

start the day
with the world crashing
fires burning
nerves on edge
at the end of my tether
where to go from here

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A few days away from the beginning of Shadorma November during which I am inviting others to join me in posting a Shadorma a day for the month.  Each Sunday I will do a “round-up” providing a link to the blogs participating. For those who can’t post everyday, provide a ping-back or link on the November 1 post and then each Sunday of the month thereafter  to your offering for the week.

 

The Morning News