Realization

Sunday-10

 

This dawn moment shared

strolling the tree shrouded path

gazing out to sea

 

one sentient being

in a balance imparting                                                                                                            

galactic cosmos

                      

Andy Syor

Fundamentally

All appears to be

a variable mixture

of same components

 

perceived within the

universe of galaxies

sparkling energy

 

a winter blizzard

disappears into the sea

with silent fury

 

bringing renewal

fresh gentle breezes touch all

announcing the spring

 

summer circumstance

when flora is in full bloom

lifestyle is relaxed

 

hued autumn forest

signaling its occupants

harsh cold approaching

 

sentient beings

connected and sharing this

one experience

 

Andy Syor

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Fading Away

My Marine Corps RVN 1966.

Link to my 1966-67 Viet Nam USMC tour blog (short stories and linked haiku)

 

 

 

vented adventures

from hardened participants

of another time

 

encounters evoked

weapons of their age recalled

fallen remembered

 

forever preserved

the horrors and the raptures

delivered by war

 

sharing sensations

Warriors pause to reflect

long ago conflicts

 

feeling envious

of others who continue

this lasting poem

 

Andy Syor

A Sentimental Journey

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(Inspiration; during my Marine Corps enlistment, prior to our landing in Vietnam in1966, we were on a training voyage to Mt Fuji, Japan when our ship ran into a typhoon.)

 

Now the time was then                      

and as history repeats

then the time was now

 

the winds tossed the ship

waves cascading over both

port and starboard rails

 

earth controlling her

dominating species with

exacting command

 

hopes of one and all

on seeing a tomorrow

thoughts in the silence

 

an anxious waiting

for more moments in this life

to present themselves

 

asleep in the deep

at this event horizon

not for us or ours

 

the typhoon subsides

and the voyage continues

to unplanned futures

 

humbled we see that

mortal efforts alone are

insignificant

 

Andy Syor

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Shared Being

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Boundless horizons

infinite destinations

fleeting durations

 

Global denizens

commonality obliged

sentient odysseys

 

Vital energies

Perhaps ch’i possibly soul

searching contentment

 

Distinct voyages

trenchantly investigate

natural domain

 

Amidst social melds

persistent paradoxes

evoke reasoning

 

Andy Syor

 

 

Zen Haiku

The ancient masters
need not be imitated
just seek what they sought

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in this existence

my mind is an empty sky

ready and able

 

Reality is

ones’ personal agreement

today is today

 

always persevere

life’s enjoyed events eclipse

life’s endured ordeals

 

use mind as mirror

grasp nothing refuse nothing

receive all keep none

 

perceive and dismiss 

greed, anger and delusion

the mind’s three poisons

 

searching awareness

the thirsty go to the well

of Zen metaphors

 

becoming one with

mind and body removing

desire for praises  

 

accord or conflict

the cause of all that happens

is all that happens

 

there is perfection

and there is imperfection

and that is perfect

 

to the enlightened

and to the unenlightened

the world’s as it is