Category Archives: Earth poetry

A Meditation for Focus

Pull up the distractions like weedsto find the flower of your focus Pull weeds, find focusweeds grow, pull again © Meisaan Chan

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Stay alert: Safety and danger are impermanent

Stay alert: Safety can change to dangerand danger can change to safety;the blue sky turns blackthe black sky turns blue;the place of danger is now a place of refugewhich can change back to a place of danger again. Ducks know … Continue reading

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Be not afraid of brokenness

Be not afraid of brokennessas a duckling emerges from the shell knows:Brokenness means lifeBrokenness means growthBrokenness means hopeBrokenness means beginnings 6/16/2020

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What the birds know

The rain slows, then stopsbirds start singingworld wet, needs music Clouds thick, then thinthen finally break. No matter:Birds do not need sun to sing © Meisaan Chan

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Intimate longing

The leaves rustle against each other like gentle rainas the trees know what we do not:earth and sky long for each other, intimately © Meisaan Chan

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Maple tree lesson

You can look at realitybut there is a reality within the reality –do you see? Do you see the deeper reality within the maple tree?Within everything? © Meisaan Chan

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Wisdom of the trees

Patiencehave patienceas trees know the liminal between the winter and the spring:Still naked, buds not yet revealed –a long way from thereyet a long way to go © Meisaan Chan

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Eternal healing

Why be surprised by my surprises, says the Lord;my healing sinks into all:from the earthquake chasmsto the unseen cracks © Meisaan Chan

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Not all the eggs hatched: Duck Spirituality

INot all the eggs hatched.There were two left in the nest.Eggshell fragments were cracked open everywhere on the groundexcept for the two.All the ducks were gone and these two eggs, cold –so much love and effort and no hatching!Not everything … Continue reading

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Where you are connected makes all the difference

I move the candle to the shadows so its flame is better seen:The shadow means nothing to the flame becausethe flame is connected to the wick, not to the shadow;the light means nothing to the flame becausethe flame is connected … Continue reading

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