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Poetry Space – Shambhala Day Poetry Contest Runners Up

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April is National Poetry Month here in the U.S., and given the confusing state of public discourse recently, I’m reminded of the words of poet William Carlos Williams who wrote, in part…

“It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there.”

So, somewhat late, here are the runners-up from this year’s Shambhala Day Poetry Contest. The theme of the contest was “A Fresh Start.”


 

May these words provide one- may they be of benefit.

Only two things you need when you go,
If you would explore. First say, “I don’t know.”
That’s for direction. For fuel, use heart.
Again and again. Each time a fresh start.

— Andrei Foldes, from the New York Dharmadhatu.

 


 

Impermanence

I will breathe my last breath
Yet I know it will not be my last
For there was truly never a first
As a cloud is never only a cloud

— Steven Lango

 


 

I forgot who I was,
until I turned to the water, there I am reminded.
Witnessing buoyant sparkles floating, reflecting,
from meeting the sun.

— Josée-Ann Cloutier, Halifax Shambhala Center

 

Entries filed under Arts and Poetry


Blue and Gray, Sea and Fog

Blue and Gray, Sea and Fog – HIGHLIGHT

March is Shambhala Arts month, and the Shambhala Times is celebrating with articles from community members about creative expression. Today’s submission comes from Miksang teacher Hiltrud Enders of Dusseldorf, Germany (Translated by Susanne Lück).  “Tomorrow we will have a nice last walk on the beach,” I think and try to reconcile ... continue
Posted March 29, 2015 by Dan
Bandit Soup: A Recipe for Love, Courage and Songwriting

Bandit Soup: A Recipe for Love, Courage and Songwriting – HIGHLIGHT

March is Shambhala Arts month, and the Shambhala Times is celebrating with articles from community members about creative expression. Today’s submission comes from Bill Bothwell as he discusses his journey as a musician and student of the Shambhala dharma. So I am a musician again! Even I want to know ... continue
Posted March 22, 2015 by Dan
A Shambhala Day Poem

A Shambhala Day Poem – HIGHLIGHT

by Reed Bye This poem was presented to the Boulder Community after the Sadhana of Mahamudra on Shambhala Day, on the occasion of our good-bye celebration for Ulrike Halpern, our outgoing Center Director.   continue
Posted March 15, 2015 by Dan
Midwinter Haiku Contest Semi-Finalists and Honorable Mentions

Midwinter Haiku Contest Semi-Finalists and Honorable Mentions – HIGHLIGHT

Midwinter Haiku Contest Semifinalists and Honorable Mentions (in Order of Selection) While it may seem that the snow will never stop in Boston, or begin again in the mountains of the west, winter will, presumably, move gradually into Spring. Before that happens, here are the remaining haiku ... continue
Posted March 14, 2015 by Dan
Fear and Contraction

Fear and Contraction – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Celebrating the Arts On Writing by Michelle Welch, Phoenix I’ve talked about writing several times on the Phoenix blog, because it’s something I do and something that’s so embedded in my life that it offers all kinds of opportunity to practice, often in unexpected ways. One of these ... continue
Posted March 11, 2015 by
On Making Art

On Making Art – HIGHLIGHT

Hum Calligraphy by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche COLUMN: Radical Compassion Shambhala Times Exclusive Interview with Lama Tsultrim Allione conducted by Cameron Wenaus of retreat.guru and Sarah Lipton, Editor-in-Chief of the Shambhala Times transcribed and written by Emma Sartwell, Shambhala Times Volunteer You may know Lama Tsultrim Allione as the teacher of Feeding ... continue
Posted March 4, 2015 by
Art, Meditation and the Creative Process

Art, Meditation and the Creative Process – HIGHLIGHT

An Interview with Steven Saitzyk by Melinda Rothouse March is Shambhala Art month. To kick it off, Melinda Rothouse of Austin interviews Shambhala artist, author and educator Steve Saitzyk.  I recently completed the Shambhala Art teacher training program in Los Angeles with one of my beloved teachers and mentors, Steven Saitzyk. ... continue
Posted March 1, 2015 by Dan
First Annual Midwinter Haiku Contest Winners

First Annual Midwinter Haiku Contest Winners – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Poetry Space We’re absolutely delighted to announce the completion of our First Annual Midwinter Haiku contest. Frankly, this contest was a bit of an experiment – and one that we think has worked out rather well (if we do say so ourselves….) Originally scheduled to close on ... continue
Posted February 6, 2015 by
Pieces of Winter

Pieces of Winter – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Poetry Space Special Reminder: The final submission deadline for the first Winter Haiku Contest is January 16. Don’t miss it!! This contest is being judged by our special visiting judge, noted haiku expert and longtime sangha member, Patricia Donegan. The winner will receive a signed copy ... continue
Posted January 16, 2015 by
Announcing the 2015 Shambhala Day Poetry Contest

Announcing the 2015 Shambhala Day Poetry Contest – HIGHLIGHT

Year of the Wood Sheep COLUMN: Poetry Space In celebration of the approaching Year of the Wood Sheep, the Office of the Kalapa Court and the Office of Culture and Decorum and Poetry Space are pleased to announce the second annual Shambhala Day Poetry Contest. As this is the ... continue
Posted January 12, 2015 by
Midwinter Haiku Contest

Midwinter Haiku Contest – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Poetry Space Extending the Submission Date for the Midwinter Haiku Contest and…Announcing Patricia Donegan as our special visiting Guest Judge We’re delighted to announce that noted Haiku expert, poet and longtime sangha member Patricia Donegan has agreed to act our special visiting Guest Judge for the first ... continue
Posted December 13, 2014 by
Fragile Ego

Fragile Ego – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Celebrating the Arts On Writing by Michelle Welch, Phoenix If you’re a writer and you’re trying to do anything but self-publish exclusively, you’re going to have to face rejection. My first agent hunt involved 8 rejection letters; my second, four. I have a raft of rejections from years ... continue
Posted December 12, 2014 by
Kado: Being Quiet and Doing Something!

Kado: Being Quiet and Doing Something! – HIGHLIGHT

One of Marcia Shibata’s offeringsCOLUMN: Celebrating the Arts by Jacqueline Larson, Toronto, Ontario, Canada More than knowing a thing or two about flowers, Marcia Wang Shibata knows her own mind — but then, she’s been following the way of flowers for a long time. Ms. Shibata, a Master ... continue
Posted December 8, 2014 by
Compassionate Brush

Compassionate Brush – HIGHLIGHT

A student’s tone drawing of a lotusContemplative Art Project with the Vancouver School Board article, photos and video by Brian Callahan On October 21st, His Holiness XIV Dalai Lama visited a Vancouver high school to dialogue with students on the importance of educating the heart as well as ... continue
Posted November 23, 2014 by
A Night Room

A Night Room – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Poetry Space Autumn Edition We’re delighted to share more new work from across the sangha. Below are four pieces from two poets who are both new to Poetry Space. Also, don’t forget our Winter Haiku contest – all entries due by December 21. Email your entries to ... continue
Posted November 21, 2014 by

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