Eastern Filaments


Filaments of the East
slip quietly, meditatively
into dreams
Tiptoe through
the heart
Make their home in
glorious gardens
of bamboo and pine
and flowering plum
Sit on slopes over
pools of water
Flowing over rocks
Scents in the air
Bring peace
Quiet solitude
As colorful koi
Swim slowly

Fill my veins
With Tao rhythms
Zen koans
Confucian sayings
IChing, haiku
Travels down the Silk Road
Smells of spices
Winds on the Great Wall
Lure of Japanese ice statues
Tatami mats
And warm saki
Feasting on images
Of Buddha
Across the landscape

These Eastern Filaments
Flow like waterfalls
Through mountains
into valleys
down rivers
Toward seas of expression

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Silk Worms
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Fishing the Tao #1
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Fishing the Tao #2
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Red Beaked Buddha Birds
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Earth
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Vital Spirit of Heaven
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Thunder Mountain
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