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"Sitting with Koans" Zazen sits zafu'd in the zendo with the poetic monkey minds echoing the sound of two hands clapping producing sound bites bitten like Botticelli reprising polishing red apples for eating the shining listen to the sound of one sea shell borne leonine Venus swallowing the ocean sugar and spice salt and vinegar sometimes cyanide viper sometimes nice Koans was a philistine novitiate nun practicing the time bomb ticking two step walking a straight line sowing stitches most undonne for the unpacked unpicking the packed in the smoking bitumen with the other hips toting Ovid guns bound breezing down the middle road with the lotus eaters at loon junction towards the Noble Eightfold Path revving engines on automatic read led like Dobermans for fresh meat on their leads somewhere other another story laughs polishing holes in the soles witness a shoe shine kneeling at the feet of Buddha paradox a detour discourse smiling to let the light bleed in the road cross-bowed straight as an arrow psyche of Pythia hell bent sharp and sweet as manuka honey yet never unwinding the galvanised Oracle passes on the sal volatile extending violins for the vapours (LadyLabyrinth / 2022) “In the Waiting Line” / Pomplamoose https://youtu.be/Q5Fvj5LM3_Q “Give it Away” / Zero 7 https://youtu.be/HFBpKXaX_Eg “End Theme” / Zero 7 https://youtu.be/nGNWMxj3epQ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_Way https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zazen https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/zazen https://www.britannica.com/topic/koan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noble_Eightfold_Path https://tricycle.org/magazine/noble-eightfold-path/ https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/manuka-honey-medicinal-uses https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandro_Botticelli https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Birth_of_Venus https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/john-donne https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pythia koan. a paradoxical anecdote or riddle without a solution, used in Zen Buddhism to demonstrate the inadequacy of logical reasoning and provoke enlightenment. the shining. 1977 horror novel/Stephen King. The title was inspired by the 1970 John Lennon song "Instant Karma", which contained the line "We all shine on"... Inside each of us a horror story resides hidden, somewhere. It is reassuring when considering Lennon's lyrics, to contemplate that indeed, eventually, we do all shine on. But perhaps this is not the gist of the entire song. Spin the wheel, or take the wheel.

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Date: 10/4/2022 8:57:00 PM
In the Waiting Line.
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 10/4/2022 8:57:00 PM
https://youtu.be/Q5Fvj5LM3_Q
Date: 10/4/2022 7:48:00 PM
Give it Away. violins...
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Date: 10/4/2022 7:48:00 PM
https://youtu.be/HFBpKXaX_Eg
Date: 10/4/2022 7:37:00 PM
"Most safely shall you tread the middle path". Ovid
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Date: 10/4/2022 7:50:00 PM
"Venus favours the bold". Ovid
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Date: 10/4/2022 7:48:00 PM
"Enhance and intensify one's vision of that synthesis of truth and beauty which is the highest and deepest reality." Ovid.
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Date: 10/4/2022 7:44:00 PM
"There is a God within us". Ovid
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Date: 10/4/2022 7:41:00 PM
"Unceasing the genius of poets pours forth, and recks not of the trammels of historic truth...I have been undone by your credulity". Ovid
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Date: 10/4/2022 7:38:00 PM
"The sharp thorn, often produces delicate roses". Ovid
Date: 10/4/2022 6:35:00 PM
"I am a little world made cunningly Of elements and an angelic sprite, But black sin hath betray'd to endless night My world's both parts, and oh both parts must die. You which beyond that heaven which was most high Have found new spheres, and of new lands can write, Pour new seas in mine eyes, that so I might Drown my world with my weeping earnestly, Or wash it, if it must be drown'd no more."
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Date: 10/4/2022 6:40:00 PM
"Out of a fired ship, which by no way But drowning could be rescued from the flame, Some men leap'd forth, and ever as they came Near the foes' ships, did by their shot decay; So all were lost, which in the ship were found, They in the sea being burnt, they in the burnt ship drown'd."