Category Archives: Spiritual poetry

In the face of threat, II

To those who try to tell me who I am:You are not my God.Only my God tells me who I am. © Meisaan Chan

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You got me through the night

You got me through the nightYou got me to sleep.The nights are not taken for grantedand nor are the days.Step by step through the wildernessone sun, and one moon, one sun againone breath, one small cleansingone small thought of hope … Continue reading

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The bullseye and the bypassing

Equanimity results when you are alignedUnhealthy equanimity results when you are not alignedor are trying to run away © Meisaan Chan

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The abundance of hidden joy

Soft cricketseven in cityso much joy © Meisaan Chan

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The importance of roots

How is it that trees can keep their arms open to the ever-changing sky?It is their roots.Their roots allow them to surrender to the unknownRoots allow them to surrender © Meisaan Chan

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The first drop

Sky darkensthe world waits for rain Seeds, deeply dormantbegin to dream Thunder rumblesearth tenderly listens Then, when all is ready:The first drop © Meisaan Chan

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Parable of the Four Women and the Emperor

There once were four women who decided to undertake the long journey to see the Emperor. They knew it was going to be a long and arduous task. Before they left, they consulted their council of elders for advice. “Stay … Continue reading

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The return

I am insatiable for youyou are insatiable for methe return © Meisaan Chan

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Healing rain

Healing raincaresses all my relationsand meunified © Meisaan Chan

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The beginning of flight

Downy young feathersbird in nest looks downlonging and scared © Meisaan Chan

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