Category Archives: Spiritual poetry

Instructions for the spirit

Stay nakedStay aliveI call you to life © Meisaan Chan

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Maple tree, a homecoming

The maple tree greets me at my window.Welcome home, she says. You’ve grown.You have, too, I reply. Lookat you – all these new shoots on every branch, big and small!She beams with prideand the light of her beaming falls on … Continue reading

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When helpless

Allow the messallow the disruptionyou can’t change it, anyway!go deeper © Meisaan Chan

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Soul privacy

The silent layers of earthhold up the loud, visible layersnever to be seenalleluia © Meisaan Chan

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Praising at the edge, II

The drop off is behind youand to both sidesPraise, now, praiseand when the drop off is also before youPraise, now, praiseand when you cannot take a stepPraise, now, praiseand when you cannot breathePraise, now, praiseand in your dissolutionPraise, now, praise … Continue reading

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Barriers

Yes, there are barriers – what is new? asks the LordHave you not knocked and seen doors open? © Meisaan Chan

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The blessing of turmoil

In deep turmoileyes locked on God In easeeyes wander © Meisaan Chan

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Have the courage to hear love

Trust goes deeper, childMust go deeper for the work at hand Press your ear against the heart of GodHave the courage to hear love © Meisaan Chan

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The sleeping prayer

Even squirrels sleepfrenetic energy turns tenderturns curling up, sigh, release © Meisaan Chan

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Walk through pain

Walk through painarrive at life Run from painit will follow you Running can make senseshort term When ready to walk through,sign of transcendence © Meisaan Chan

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