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acuhenry

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« on: June 30, 2009, 08:38:58 PM »
Hi all!

I'm glad the forum is open again.  On the old one there were some posts with poetry.  So, I figured I'd start it again.  When I did the non-moving form teacher training I would write a short haiku in English after each transmission session.  So here are a few PGSG inspired haiku.  Nothing fancy.

i open my heart
celestial radiance
cascades from above



the blossoming heart
nourished by love and kindness
looks forward to spring


Dr. Henry McCann

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2009, 08:23:38 AM »
Thank you for the refreshing poetry, its good to have a poetry link in this forum.  Here is one I wrote recently.

Glasses

I need to go to COSTCO today
to get another pair of glasses,
the ocean took mine from me yesterday.  
I have no real grudge,
I was enjoying the waves, body surfing,
so it was  a fair trade,
but we did have discussion at the time.
Still, it was pointless to continue to argue with the ocean
or the manatee that paddled by
while on my hands and knees searching.
I am comforted imagining
the manatee now wearing the glasses.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2009, 11:56:51 AM by Saber »
Qifully, George

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2009, 02:35:34 PM »
Oh, that's fantastic!  I'm going to have to write some more.  Maybe I'll post some classical Chinese poetry in translation later too.

Henry
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Re: Poetry
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2009, 03:07:25 PM »
Beautiful Words.

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2009, 10:50:27 PM »
Your poems are as gorgeous as flowers!
Your poems are as sweet as honey!
Beautifulice

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2009, 01:51:50 PM »
Hey everyone?

I hear the rain

I hear the snow

I hear the trees

and now my elbow.   ;)

Be Well

Brian

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2009, 01:16:08 AM »
Thanks you,
Bard,
I hear your heart...

 :)


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Re: Poetry
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2009, 03:14:07 PM »
Pa -Kua symbol
                                                          an interpretation,
                                                          inspired by Master Ou’s vision

Lake between heaven and earth
   Earth cradles lake
   Lake reflects heaven

Earth between lake and fire
   Fire warms earth
   Earth made fertile with lake

Fire between earth and wind
   Wind is breath to fire
   Fire cleanses the earth

Wind between fire and thunder
   Thunder heralds the damp wind   
   Wind with rain quenches fire

Thunder between wind and mountain
   Mountain reaches to the home of thunder
   Thunder breeds the wind

Mountain between thunder and the great ocean
   Great ocean embraces mountain
   Mountain is home to thunder

Great ocean between heaven and mountain
   Mountain rises from great ocean
   Great ocean as vast as heaven

Heaven between great ocean and lake
   Lake is filled with stars from heaven
             Heaven  stirs the great ocean

Thus all other things are one.
Qifully, George

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2009, 12:30:08 AM »
Great poem!  It is very interesting to me.  It helps me understand more about why heaven, earth and humanity in harmony is the best and the highest state for us.  
Beautifulice

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2009, 08:16:38 PM »
What wonderful poetry!  Words can sometimes heal the soul, tell a story or paint a beautiful picture. Thank you.

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2009, 05:17:54 PM »
My pleasure, here is a Haiku poem by an artist who lives in the Dominican Republic, Aquiles Azar:

Me gustaría hablar
con las olas del mar,
mohándome con su conciencia.

Translated:

I would love to speak
with the waves of the ocean,
showereing myself with their consciousness.
« Last Edit: September 24, 2009, 01:25:25 PM by Saber »
Qifully, George

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2009, 06:24:58 AM »
In harmony with the intent of Master Ou's teachings, I hope you enjoy this traditional song: "Simple Gifts".

Simple Gifts

Simple Gifts was written by Shaker Elder Joseph Brackett, Jr. in 1848.

'Tis the gift to be simple,
'tis the gift to be free,
'tis the gift to come down where you ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
It will be in the valley of love and delight.

Refrain: 

When true simplicity is gained,
To bow and to bend we shan't be ashamed.
To turn, turn will be our delight,
'Til by turning, turning we come round right

'Tis the gift to be loved and that love to return,
'Tis the gift to be taught and a richer gift to learn,
And when we expect of others what we try to live each day,
Then we'll all live together and we'll all learn to say,

Refrain:

'Tis the gift to have friends and a true friend to be,
'Tis the gift to think of others not to only think of "me",
And when we hear what others really think and really feel,
Then we'll all live together with a love that is real.

Refrain:
Music and visual
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiLTwtuBi-o&feature=related

Qifully, George

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2009, 09:21:14 AM »
Hi Saber,

That is a wonderful song!  I used to sing that song to my son when he was a baby.  The song we have from the CD only has half of the song and I have never known there is a second part to it.  Now, I can learn to sing the second half to my two year old, and quite possibly, he will sing along with me  :D.

Thanks very much!
Rachel

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Re: Poetry
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2009, 08:25:43 PM »
The song does seem to embody so many of the Pan Gu principles, and it is so fun to sing.  I read the the refrain and think of the "turning" as the movements of the moving form, among other images.  Singing it to your children is a wonderful idea.  Sometimes, after finshing practicing Pan Gu shengong, I just want to sing something heartfelt; when I get the chance I will sing it for Master Ou.
Qifully, George