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Poetry Space Fall 2020

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Fall is upon us, though the earth still burns. Such a confusing and groundless time for us all.

For this edition, we’re delighted to bring you two poets new to Poetry Space, and two poems that we think travel well together. Please enjoy, and send us your new work!

Jeff Fink, Coordinator of Poetry Space

 

 


Granting Gold

I kneel
beg for a poem.
A Haiku will do
counting syllables
five lily pads in pond
seven chirping crickets
five chanting monks in temple.

I also taste Tanka
full of sorrow.
Grape tomatoes
I toss in my mouth
one at a time. They burst.
I miss them.

A pleasure in ancient treasures
lit candles, water bowls
at a white altar. Ten fingers
come together in prayer
resting in center
of chest
I Am
Poem.

Jerrice J. Baptiste is the author of eight books and has been published in numerous journals. In 2019, she was the recipient of a residency for The Women’s Leadership Program at the Omega Institute in NY. Continue…

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Dharma Music Blooms in America

Dharma Music Blooms in America – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted March 7, 2009 by Ravenna
Royal Wedding Celebration in Orissa, India

Royal Wedding Celebration in Orissa, India

In the fall of 2006 I found myself talking with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche about his upcoming wedding in Orissa, India, at the seat of his father-in-law’s lineage in India.  The Sakyong asked if I was going; at the time I didn’t think that I would. I asked ... continue
Posted February 22, 2009 by Marvin Ross
The Milarepa Children's Chorus

The Milarepa Children’s Chorus – HIGHLIGHT

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The Five Wisdoms Institute

The Five Wisdoms Institute

By Irini Rockwell The Five Wisdoms Institute was founded in 2002 after the publication of my book The Five Wisdom Energies, a Buddhist Way of Understanding Personalities, Emotions and Relationships. continue
Posted February 15, 2009 by Irini Rockwell
International Shambhala Arts Day Festival

International Shambhala Arts Day Festival

“A work of art is created because there is basic sacredness, independent of the artist’s particular religious faith or trust.  Sacredness from that point of view is the discovery of goodness, which is independent of personal, social, or physical restrictions.”   Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche continue
Posted February 14, 2009 by
Shining - Brillance

Shining – Brillance

By/de Nathalie-Pascale Alexandra Boisseau I am told that the magpies like to steal and accumulate shiny and precious objects. This evening in one nest, I found a mirror, And unbearable sadness. Sadness, what are you? As I struggle to console you, to fix you, to understand you, to control you, You ask ... continue
Posted February 1, 2009 by nataliepascal-boisseau

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