New Orleans poet Gina Ferrara writes a poem of awareness, inevitability, permanence, and nature, the lines of which are gathered around the shores of a sluggish river.
Samantha Wright's And Again is a fluid study of nature's blessings and miracles, and humanity's struggle to comprehend those humble quiet blessings.
Pablo Neruda wonders at the draw that pulls us in to the unknown, shifting ablutions that are the action of the sea and of water.
Japanese Zen Master Eihei Dogen invokes an oceanic state of non-identification as something that expresses the true Dharma, or our true nature, according to the teachings of Buddha.
Samurai Yagyu Munenori uses the popular Zen image of the moon reflected in the water to explain its application in martial arts training.
Martha Nance's Waterwords is a series of abstract images of water and light taken outside her office in Minneapolis.
Andrew Withers' Beside the Water is one of a series of poems written upon his return home to the UK after two years spent living and working in South East Asia.
This poem by Alaska-based poet Dan Branch is a reflection on the values and burdens of guilt.
We marvel at our intelligence, but what we often miss is the miracle of our own existence and our interconnectedness with everything else in the Cosmos.
The true stillness that is at the root of human wisdom and the Taoist endeavor is a positive state, in as much as it is not the absence of anything nor a resistance to anything. Chinese philosopher Chuang Tzu, author of foundational Taoist texts, writes in this poem: "The sage is quiet because he is not… Continue reading Chuang Tzu’s Action and Non-Action