Category Archives: Poetry

Radical stability

Blessings will come and go, says the Lordradical stability does not depend on them © Meisaan Chan

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Tree wisdom

Yes, trees adore the sunbut their roots need darkness lest they wither within the hour;not everything should be seen,and what nourishes one part of youuntranslated and untransformed, can hurt another part of youStay alert © Meisaan Chan

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The patience for breaking open

I am for you, says the LordI know this is hard to believeI am infinitely patientTake your timeEvery seed needs time to break openbefore it can turn into a tree © Meisaan Chan

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Individualism and the tree

IA tree does not rely on one leaf for lifenor shall the leaf cry out, “My view is the only!” IIIs the leaf on the tree alone? © Meisaan Chan

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Consent

You crawl within my thoughtsand direct my focus –continue on, O Lord © Meisaan Chan

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The knife sharpener

The stone grinds parts of the knife away;the knife’s emptiness makes it sharperthe knife’s fullness makes it duller © Meisaan Chan

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At the edge

What is required to praise at the edge?BalanceWhat is required for balance?Remaining at centerWhat is required for remaining at center?PracticeWhat is required for practice?Hunger © Meisaan Chan

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Instructions for the spirit

Stay nakedStay aliveI call you to life © Meisaan Chan

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Ash is extremely significant

Ash is extremely significantshocking sign that a soul surrendered May my path show but small piles of ashcurving toward the center © Meisaan Chan

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A quiet “thank you” prayer

Thank you, God, for gentle sunlightat soft angles to the earthso the shadows lean long and slowso the quiet settles, also, into me © Meisaan Chan

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