Stephen Dunn imagines the loneliness of the visionary who captures a radical truth but is unable to communicate what he has seen and understood to his fellow prisoners.
Cynthia Ruse's The In-Between reflects the parallel and layered elements of life, where light and darkness are blurred and the narrative of a painting becomes experience in itself.
Emma Wynn's poem inspired by a dawn meditation.
Muriel Rukeyser's poem about how we stay connected to one another, making love and awakening, through the noise of and distraction of politics and war.
The Tao Te Ching - whose name translates as something like The Book of the Way - was written in China at about the same time as Buddha was teaching in India. The tenets of Taoism were deeply ingrained in Chinese life by the time Buddhism spread there centuries later, and when the two world… Continue reading In the Beginning was the Tao