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The Twelve Days of a Zen Christmas

On the first day of Christmas I will give to thee,

a bow humbly (~_~)

On the second day of Christmas I will give to thee, two doves of peace

…and a bow humbly (~_~)

On the third day of Christmas I will give to thee, three turtles of patience,

 …two doves of peace and a bow humbly. (~_~)

On the fourth day of Christmas I will give to thee, four candles of enlightenment,

… three turtles of patience, two doves of peace and a bow humbly. (~_~)

On the fifth day of Christmas I will give to thee, five keys of tranquility,

The key to tranquility is acceptance

the key to acceptance is awareness

the key to awareness is balance

the key to balance is harmony

the key to harmony is tranquility

….four candles of enlightenment, three turtles of patience, two doves of peace and a bow humbly. (~_~)

On the sixth day of Christmas I will give to thee, Six Haiku’s of nature,

As the wind does blow                                        falling to the ground

        Across the trees, I see the                      I watch a leaf settle down

                Buds blooming in May                           in a bed of brown

 

The wind is blowing                                  the beaches waves hit
It is blowing very hard                           sounding of flooding water
I don’t like the wind.                                 soothes aches all over

The flowers                                                       a broken tree cut
Reached the sky                                             brings no shade to the weary
As on the grass I lie                                      then what good is it

…five keys of tranquility, four candles of enlightenment, three turtles of patience, two doves of peace and a bow humbly. (~_~)

On the seventh day of Christmas I will give to thee, seven bells of awakening

…Six Haiku’s of nature, five keys of tranquility, four candles of enlightenment, three turtles of patience, two doves of peace and a bow humbly. (~_~)

On the eighth day of Christmas I will give to thee, eight books of wisdom,

….seven bells of awakening, Six Haiku’s of nature, five keys of tranquility, four candles of enlightenment, three turtles of patience, two doves of peace and a bow humbly. (~_~)

On the Ninth day of Christmas I will give to thee, nine razors for head shaving,

(chuckles)

…eight Books of wisdom, seven bells of awakening, Six Haiku’s of nature, five keys of tranquility, four candles of enlightenment, three turtles of patience, two doves of peace and a bow humbly. (~_~)

On the tenth day of Christmas I will give to thee, ten zen stones and a rock garden,

…nine razors for head shaving, eight Books of wisdom, seven bells of awakening, Six Haiku’s of nature, five keys of tranquility, four candles of enlightenment, three turtles of patience, two doves of peace and a bow humbly. (~_~)

On the eleventh day of Christmas I will give to thee, eleven smiles of happiness,

 …ten zen stones and a rock garden, nine razors for head shaving, eight Books of wisdom, seven bells of awakening, Six Haiku’s of nature, five keys of tranquility, four candles of enlightenment, three turtles of patience, two doves of peace and a bow humbly. (~_~)

On the twelfth day of Christmas I will give to thee, twelve zen stories

enemies of the mind    4 blind men an an elephant

nails in the fence   Butter and Stones  self worth   forgiveness

winds of forgiveness   bucket of water  happiness  

armadillo’s song     praying to say the right thing

shake it off

…eleven smiles of happiness, ten zen stones and a rock garden, nine razors for head shaving, eight Books of wisdom, seven bells of awakening, Six Haiku’s of nature, five keys of tranquility, four candles of enlightenment, three turtles of patience, two doves of peace and a bow humbly. (~_~)

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…and a dog that loves to meditate!

Have a heart felt holiday season

there are 12 days till christmas… 

(~_~)

Coming Together: Special Hurricane Relief Edition 

~Katrina’s Footprint~

Katrina stormed across the ocean
Gulf breeze deceives
in camouflaged reality
to settle on shores
with open heart doors
and smiles to the sun
over soft sand beaches.

“Neptune draw your breath …
for your children weep.”
… like the day Katrina stepped a shore.

Her fury for her father
the King of the Sea
scorned her reality
to suicide shores
she yelled out a gail
as she crashed into land.

“She took a liquid Hammer to Homes,”
…a bad seed spun spawned
in a hurricane dawn.

Neptune lost a daughter
but humanity was devastated
the ocean kings words spiraling
a mere whisper to us all
he lives and breeds
Kamakazi wind warrior daughters.

“I am King,” Neptune shouts
his daighter, Katrina he seed
in this cycling humanity bleeds.

Katrina drew her last breath
King Neptune wept
those in her wake, there was nothing left

Tornados of emotions
around every street
water higher than homes
mingles in tears seeped
the city of saints scorned
by Neptune’s new born.

all that is left is “Katrina’s foot print,”
…when she stepped ashore
it was forever more.

 

Art~

2005

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This poem was selected and published in the 2005 Book/Anthology;

Anthology: Coming Together, Special Hurricane Relief Edition

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where’s Noah when you need him…

…saving the animals!

have a memorable day

 

Art~

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