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David

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Inspirational Poems
« on: August 12, 2008, 11:11:30 AM »

When Someone Deeply Listens To You

When someone deeply listens to you
it is like holding out a dented cup
you've had since childhood
and watching it fill up with
cold, fresh water.
When it balances on top of the brim,
you are understood.
When it overflows and touches your skin,
you are loved.

When someone deeply listens to you
the room where you stay
starts a new life
and the place where you wrote
your first poem
begins to glow in your mind's eye.
It is as if gold has been discovered!

When someone deeply listens to you
your barefeet are on the earth
and a beloved land that seemed distant
is now at home within you.
John Fox
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Re: Inspirational Poems
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2008, 03:36:57 PM »


This is beautiful and really spoke to me; thanks for sharing. :)
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"Shore and Ground"
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2008, 07:50:03 AM »

"Keep walking, though there's no place to get to.
Don't try to see through the distances. That's not for human beings.
Move within, but don't move the way fear makes you move.
Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened.
Don't open the door to the study and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.

Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground."

-Rumi
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Re: Inspirational Poems
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2008, 02:49:46 PM »

I am not I.
I am this one
Walking beside me whom I do not see,
Whom at times I manage to visit,
And whom at other times I forget;
The one who remains silent when I talk,
The one who forgives, sweet, when I hate,
The one who takes a walk where I am not,
The one who will remain standing when I die.

Juan Ramon Jimenez

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Re: Inspirational Poems
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2008, 06:18:43 PM »

Every child has known God,
Not the God of names,
Not the God of don’ts,
Not the God who ever does Anything weird,
But the God who knows only 4 words.
And keeps repeating them, saying:
“Come Dance with Me , come dance.”

-Hafiz
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Re: Inspirational Poems
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2008, 06:19:25 PM »

Now is the time
Now is the time to know
That all that you do is sacred.
Now, why not consider
A lasting truce with yourself and God?
Now is the time to understand
That all your ideas of right and wrong
Were just a child’s training wheels
To be laid aside
When you can finally live
with veracity and love.
Now is the time for the world to know
That every thought and action is sacred.
That this is the time
For you to compute the impossibility
That there is anything
But Grace.
Now is the season to know
That everything you do
Is Sacred
-Hafiz
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Re: Inspirational Poems
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2008, 06:21:56 PM »

If you don't find God in the next person you meet, it is a waste of time looking for him further.
- Mahatma Gandhi
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Oceans
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2008, 11:51:20 AM »

Oceans

 I have a feeling that my boat
has struck, down there in the depths,
against a great thing.

And nothing
happens!  Nothing . . .  Silence . . . Waves. . . .

Nothing happens?  Or has everything happened,
and we are standing now, quietly, in a new life?

-Juan Ramon Jiminez

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Re: Inspirational Poems
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2008, 12:39:07 PM »

The Way It Is
There's a thread you follow. It goes among
things that change. But it doesn't change.
People wonder about what you are pursuing.
You have to explain about the thread.
But it is hard for others to see.
While you hold it you can't get lost.
Tragedies happen; people get hurt
or die; and you suffer and get old.
Nothing you do can stop time's unfolding.
You don't ever let go of the thread.
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Re: Inspirational Poems
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2008, 11:33:26 AM »

One of my all time favorites, in terms of expressing the giddiness and oneness one can feel with nature and the universe, by ee cummings. I'm going from memory here, so I may be misquoting him slightly...


I thank you God for most this amazing day
For the leaping greenly spirits of trees
And a blue true dream of sky
And for everything which is inifinite which is natural which is yes
This is the sun's birthday
This is the birthday of life and of love and of things
And the gay great happening illimitably earth
How can any tasting touching hearing seeing
No of all nothing
Human merely being
Question unimaginable You?
Now the eyes of my eyes are opened
And the ears of my ears awake.
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Re: Inspirational Poems
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2008, 11:39:28 AM »

How lovely!  Thank you
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