Chinese Nun Ziyong Chengru on the pain of parting and how to draw solace from the cyclical nature of time and landscape.
David Cravens – American Zen
David Cravens' epic poem "American Zen" counts as one of the more ambitious works ever published in The Dewdrop.
Life Includes All Opposites – Alan Watts on the Oneness of the Tao
The psychology of acceptance and the understanding 'that there is only one ultimate reality or source of activity in the universe.'
Lina Buividavičiūtė – A Housewife’s Opus Magnum
Lithuanian poet Lina Buividavičiūtė's prose poem "A Housewife's Opus Magnum" reveals a holiness discovered in simplicity and domesticity.
‘An Appropriate Response’: Christian Dillo on the Nature of Buddhist Wisdom
What is wisdom? How can what we know get in the way of true wisdom? How can we express wisdom in a chaotic and unpredictable world?
Marcy Rae Henry – start with looking
Marcy Rae Henry's poem glitters with awareness, gratitude, and release. Each stanza highlights a moment or image that is, in fact, a gift.
Why I Write: Christian Dillo
Christian Dillo on a contemporary Zen approach to awakening and what meaningful transformation actually looks like.
Christy Allen – Meditation
Christy's poem "Meditation" is a simple Zen-like offering, equating breathing with the tides, and also highlighting oneness and interconnection.
Nicole Grace – One Note
Nicole Grace's "One Note" is a sensory exploration of contemplation, alive with natural and meditative imagery.
Kurtis Ebeling – Snowmelt
With the quietude of the rising sun and melting snow, Kurtis Ebeling's "Snowmelt" serves as an ode to springtime and a requiem to winter.