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Nov 22
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Poetry Space, Winter 2019

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Moving into winter now, fallen leaves and early snow. In this edition we feature four poems from writers both new to us, and some not so new.

As a reminder, for the time being we strive to publish most, if not all, of the work we receive, or at least a selection of work from each writer who submits.

Given our space constraints, we have a bit of a bias toward shorter poems and cannot make use of photographs, art work, etc. See the guidelines for submission below…

We invite all of our readers to submit their work. To submit, simply email your work to [email protected]. Please include your poems in the body of the email (no more than 3 poems per submission please), and please include your name and where you live; if you prefer to submit anonymously, that’s perfectly fine.

 

Unopenend Presents

Breakfast in bed
A kiss on the cheek

The universe at our fingertips
alive with possibility

like unopenend presents
inside each other’s eyes

–George Cassidy Payne
Rochester, NY Continue…

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Saving the Planet with Rhyme and A Little Reason

Saving the Planet with Rhyme and A Little Reason

Saving this Planet With Rhyme and a Little Reason As I contemplate this worlds ’sad and sorry state; Abominations of global warming, and massive pollution, Problems to which luck and serendipity are mans’ only solution I realize ... continue
Posted January 6, 2013 by
The Buddha, Humming

The Buddha, Humming – HIGHLIGHT

Short story by Lorna Drew When I walked into the room, the Buddha was humming. I knew because the rice kernels in the bowls were tinkling, and because the Buddha had done this before. He’d been humming for a while now, but I’d never confronted him. This ... continue
Posted December 17, 2012 by
A Precious Gift

A Precious Gift – HIGHLIGHT

As it nears the beginning of winter in the northern hemisphere, the Shambhala Times wanted to warm our readers up with a summertime story about dathun. Dathun is a month of meditation that provides a deep experience for the practitioner, on and off the cushion, whether ... continue
Posted December 12, 2012 by
Burning Lake

Burning Lake

burning lake Ourside altar and offerings at Burning Lake, Bumthang province, Bhutan. November 2012 each flag offers a prayer for all sentient beings, and behind that the hopes of the hangers for a better life, for better luck next time. here, they hang from every high place, dancing in the wind like fruit on the ... continue
Posted December 9, 2012 by
Rites of Passage: Longing

Rites of Passage: Longing

Grand Tetons by David BrownLonging poem written by the group that went through the first Rites of Passage for the stages of life, held at Karme Choling, autumn 2012 Broken hearted kiss Embracing the planet It’s good to grow old Soft green blade of grass Drops of dew Tomorrow there will be frost Grieving ... continue
Posted November 26, 2012 by
Sky Dancer

Sky Dancer – HIGHLIGHT

Introducing a new series of photographs called Sky Dancer photos by Dana Marshall, Bussum, Netherlands The power of the female body is that it is the link between heaven and earth. Sky Dancer touches on embodied feminine energy. These images are a proclamation of strength and playfulness. They are ... continue
Posted November 18, 2012 by
The Sakyongs Have Returned

The Sakyongs Have Returned – HIGHLIGHT

Introducing a new a collection of contemplative poetry and prose: The Sakyongs Have Returned by David Whitehorn Spontaneous poems and toasts are a delightful part of Shambhala culture. Perhaps like other long-time Shambhala practitioners, throughout the years I have been writing down spontaneous poetry and prose whenever the ... continue
Posted October 28, 2012 by
Snapshots of Basic Goodness: August

Snapshots of Basic Goodness: August – HIGHLIGHT

This regular posting features snapshots of basic goodness as seen out in the world, on the street, in the countryside, in another country, at work, home, garden or grocery store. (Click on each image to view larger.) Desk, by David Wilde continue
Posted August 12, 2012 by
How Good the World!

How Good the World! – HIGHLIGHT

The Road – in progresspaintings offered by Christine Labich, of the Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center Christine Labich has been gazing at, studying, and tending to the natural world for her lifetime, beginning with her childhood on a pioneering organic farm in New Hampshire. She studied ecology and ... continue
Posted August 11, 2012 by
Integrating Head & Heart

Integrating Head & Heart – HIGHLIGHT

by Brandon Rennels, from The Under 35 Project A year ago I was sitting at a cafe in Ann Arbor, enjoying breakfast with a beloved professor from university. When I was in school he taught a course entitled Psychology of Consciousness, which was one my first introductions ... continue
Posted August 8, 2012 by
Windhorse in Paint

Windhorse in Paint – HIGHLIGHT

THE GIANT “Le colosse” acrylic on paper (45″X76″)paintings by Marjolaine Robert, www.marjolainerobert.com Here are four photos of my last paintings. The exhibit is called CHEVAL DU VENT (Windhorse) and I have 21 of “my horses” for that exhibit. With this exhibit, I present the principle of windhorse ... continue
Posted August 5, 2012 by
Hustle Meditation

Hustle Meditation – HIGHLIGHT

by Caitlin Bargenquast, from The Under 35 Project “Longing to attain complete enlightenment for the sake of others is what is meant by arousing bodhicitta.” ~Maitreya, “Abhisamayalankara” hus·tle |’hǝsǝl| non-adverb 1.[trans.] [intrans.] the choiceless choice, flow, do nothing and everything is done: Somewhere, and then somewhere again, in the midst of ... continue
Posted August 1, 2012 by
Tasting the Salty Air

Tasting the Salty Air – HIGHLIGHT

Provincetown Dunes Sunrisearticle and paintings by Amy Wynne-Derry Nature has always been my greatest teacher. Growing up on Outer Cape Cod, in Massachusetts shaped my perception of how the world visually and temporally evolves. I spent hours as a child walking Ballston Beach in Truro, a feverish beachcomber, ... continue
Posted July 29, 2012 by
Woman and child in market in the Valle Sagrada, Sacred Valley, Peru; photo by Deborah Lafferty

Snapshots of Basic Goodness: July – HIGHLIGHT

This regular posting features snapshots of basic goodness as seen out in the world, on the street, in the countryside, in another country, at work, home, garden or grocery store. (Click on each image to view larger.) Woman and child in market in the Valle Sagrada, Sacred Valley, ... continue
Posted July 8, 2012 by
Melanya Helene "Hopeless"

Hopeless – a solo performance on Nowness and Letting Go

For two weekends only!   Come see the award winning one-woman show inspired by the writings of Pema Chodron. ‘Hopeless’ An uplifting collection of stories, music and musings on the nature of hope, fear and finding joy, “Hopeless,” performed by Portland Sangha member Melanya Helene, is a one-woman ... continue
Posted June 14, 2012 by

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