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  •  08-05-2006, 1:30 PM 3423

    Koan of Love's Cry

    After the totality of this week's collective experience, and whatever that experience involved in the personal realm, for each one of you, I thought I would begin a new thread in which each participant could address "God" in 2nd person terms, here is my offering....

     

                                     Koan of Love's Cry

                                

                                     I saw you in the Rain

                                      I saw you in the Sun....

                              I saw you in the eye's of children

                          The stars and moon returned my glance....

                           And I was glad you acknowledged me

                         I met you in the embrace of those I loved....

                    I've seen you in the eye's of barflys and whores....

                      Those the world abhors are all your children

                                         God damn You!!

                 You love this suffering slithering mass of humanity!

                                     You always say "YES"....

    And you give the "YES GIFT" to those who pass beyond themselves

                                       Your such a trickster....

                                You lover of maya and illusion

                                       But I can see you now!

                                   Even in the eye's of the dying....

                 In the eye's of of worn-out suffering flesh you reside!

                                   You shout daily in the streets....

                                     But so few hear your voice

                                       I know you speak to me....

                           For a lover's freedom, like a billion suns...

                                 Melts and transforms my Heart

                       The consensus of fools is always unanimous....

                                    Always/Already forgiven....

                             We shout "YES", back to your face!

     

    To ALL....

    Justin

     


    The First And Foremost Wonder in This World Is the Thought, "I Am Different From God!" There Is No Greater Wonder Than This.

    Ramana Marharshi
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  •  08-05-2006, 4:21 PM 3438 in reply to 3423

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    Re: Koan of Love's Cry

    Loved it!

    Here's mine:



    Alluring symphony
    having sincere soul
    always in time
    mists like honey



    .·°¯°·.¸.->Nikki<-.¸.·°¯°·.
    _______________________

    ¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯There is no THEM, only US¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯

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  •  08-05-2006, 5:10 PM 3440 in reply to 3423

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    Thank you for the beautiful words, Justin. 

    Here is a poem I wrote when I was nineteen, addressed in the second person to God.  I won first place with it in a national poetry contest.

    Water Psalm

    O,
    My Lord,
    You were there
    In the sterile room
    For the shouting blood and birth
    And my mother, a twisting Eve, tearing me
    Wild into the world spinning blood and brilliant lights,
    So white I could not see for days nor feel the holy hands unwind
    And cut me wet and naked from the love that lost me here.

    And fished here from my sea bed good as dead, to the white room
    Harpooned on a shaft of air, I was hauled homeless through my houses
    Ninteteen years until I found, this morning in my death,
    My dry twig tongue unleaved these words, witness
    To sharp stars and long wind blowing
    Them brittle from my lips ~
    To purple hands,
    Angels,
    You,
    Shining far
    Above the stars;
    And the pale pearl moon
    Sang me up the church and stairs
    To the womb warm water bright as stones
    And brilliant choir wild pounding notes and drowning
    Me unwound from wet-tongued words, unhinged, unhoused, and long breath whirled
    Down my lungs, O Lord, till the water closed around me and I woke.

    ~ Balder


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  •  08-06-2006, 1:08 AM 3484 in reply to 3440

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    Beautiful and quite amazing Bruce! A sense of Whitman in it for me... Is the "tier effect" of the actual structure of the words themselves intentional?

    Thank You,

    Justin


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  •  08-06-2006, 8:02 AM 3512 in reply to 3440

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    Re: Koan of Love's Cry

    Bruce, that is a wonderful poem/psalm! thank you. Jane
    The fabric of my life is the cloth with which it is my responsibility to polish the lense of my own perception
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  •  08-06-2006, 8:24 AM 3516 in reply to 3512

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    O i hate cometiotion:(  !

      not to be outdone then, something i scribbled circa 98', which i wanted to call Ode To God initially...which  was, in part 'Hildegard of Bingen'  inspired.

    ~~ ~~Feather On The Breath Of God~~ ~~

    Shall I praise your name in verse and rhyme?

    Would it please you if I walked the paths of one who knew you well

    on those distant shores of days gone by?

    Is the radiant blue of Forget-me-not, Spring's testimony to you beauty?

    Is the essence of your majesty captured in the splendor of a rainbow?

    Can it be that, the ecstasy of your creation is in every heart beat,

    every sunset, sunrise, thunderstorm, and each blade of grass? . . .

    When the eyes of my eyes were opened I saw wonders that can't be spoken.

    You took my hand when I least expected and blessed me with your Golden Presents.

    Is this why in your heart I found mine

    And in your face I see a treasure?

    Do the tears of Joy as i contemplate you, pay tribute to your sweet embrace?

    How can I proclaim this Glory when I'm just a feather on the breath of God!

     

     

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  •  08-06-2006, 2:24 PM 3549 in reply to 3423

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    The Created

     

    Not out of vanity alone does he expose us to the suns heat

     

    Blistering and peeling like unripe fruit thrown in the furnace of the abyss

     

    Everyday crying crying “my lord, my lord why hath thou forsaken me”

     

     That is the mystery of mysteries  

     

    SOLVED

     

    Lo and behold I see not the beloved of god, messiah son of Mary on the cross

     

    Nay, behold, I see the son of man that is you and I, the fallen, the ellipse, the created

     

    It was not the messiah, nor prophet or any other uncreated soul on any cross crying out for mercy, or in any cave running from pagans for dear life

     

    “My servants the purified ones, thou hast no authority over”

     

    It was the fallen man and woman; we are the LAMBS OF GOD

     

    The Created

     

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  •  08-06-2006, 3:14 PM 3552 in reply to 3512

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    Thank you, Justin and Jane.  Yes, the tiered structure is intentional.  The original "O" not only is not only meant to address God, but to represent him as the original womb, the full circle, absolute completeness (alpha and omega).
    May the boundless knowledge that time presents and space allows illuminate the native perspectives of your original face.

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  •  08-06-2006, 5:33 PM 3556 in reply to 3440

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    Balders poem  and the Arabic word for god tilted 45 degrees

    Thank you for the beautiful words, Justin. 

    Here is a poem I wrote when I was nineteen, addressed in the second person to God.  I won first place with it in a national poetry contest.

    Water Psalm

    O,
    My Lord,
    You were there
    In the sterile room
    For the shouting blood and birth
    And my mother, a twisting Eve, tearing me
    Wild into the world spinning blood and brilliant lights,
    So white I could not see for days nor feel the holy hands unwind
    And cut me wet and naked from the love that lost me here.

    And fished here from my sea bed good as dead, to the white room
    Harpooned on a shaft of air, I was hauled homeless through my houses
    Ninteteen years until I found, this morning in my death,
    My dry twig tongue unleaved these words, witness
    To sharp stars and long wind blowing
    Them brittle from my lips ~
    To purple hands,
    Angels,
    You,
    Shining far
    Above the stars;
    And the pale pearl moon
    Sang me up the church and stairs
    To the womb warm water bright as stones
    And brilliant choir wild pounding notes and drowning
    Me unwound from wet-tongued words, unhinged, unhoused, and long breath whirled
    Down my lungs, O Lord, till the water closed around me and I woke.

    ~ Balder


    May the boundless knowledge that time presents and space allows illuminate the native perspectives of your original face.

     
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  •  08-06-2006, 5:35 PM 3557 in reply to 3556

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  •  08-06-2006, 5:39 PM 3558 in reply to 3552

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    Sorry Balder, I see they haven’t improved there Graphic interface skills on this forum. I tried to put the image up myself, but no dice. But look at the word god in Arabic, your poem images it exactly if you tilt it 45 degrees.

     

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  •  08-06-2006, 6:30 PM 3566 in reply to 3558

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    That's totally cool, Girard.  Is this the image you were trying to reproduce?


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  •  08-06-2006, 10:17 PM 3586 in reply to 3440

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    Bruce, wow, I am very impressed with that poem! Holy poetry. I am assuming it was inspired by an experience?

     


    What you see is what you get, What you get is what you see,
    Don't see it? Don't get it. Don't get it? Don't see it.
    What you see is what you get.
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  •  08-06-2006, 11:38 PM 3590 in reply to 3566

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  •  08-07-2006, 9:19 PM 3692 in reply to 3590

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    Hi, Girard.  I sent you a private message, to avoid cluttering Justin's thread with extraneous posts, but since you haven't seen it, I thought I'd post the message here anyway:  If uploading the images is not working for you, try just right clicking on them and copying them and then pasting them in your post.  That's how I did the "Allah" calligraphy above.

    Justin, I'll probably come back here in a bit and replace this message with something more on topic, once it's served its purpose.

    Best wishes,

    Balder


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