Poems by Stephe Watson

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04/20/2018 Never Ever 38 Free verse
04/20/2018 The Cave Never Taught Me 47 Free verse
04/20/2018 White is the landscape of loved and lost 37 Free verse
04/20/2018 White-River Sky, Streaming Geese 46 Free verse
04/20/2018 InterGeeseruption 33 Free verse
04/20/2018 Lost and Foundering 36 Free verse
04/20/2018 242 Geese 30 Free verse
04/13/2018 Snow, Snake, Snow, Birds, Sickness, Sitting 108 Free verse
04/13/2018 July Matinee 90 Free verse
04/11/2018 Springsound 85 Free verse
04/07/2018 Lilacs Locus 85 Free verse
03/22/2018 Drywater 102 Free verse
03/17/2018 EarthStone, SkyStone 105 Free verse
03/17/2018 Night, Unreasoned 122 Free verse
03/15/2018 Seekless 113 Free verse
03/12/2018 The Cat is not That 153 Free verse
03/11/2018 Predawn, Without 123 Free verse
02/27/2018 Wrong or Write 122 Free verse
01/18/2018 A Sence of Her 149 Free verse
01/13/2018 Dull Tea Sojourn 138 Free verse
01/08/2018 NothingElseNothingElseNothingElse 165 Free verse
01/08/2018 When you are Away 118 Free verse
11/20/2017 work 125 Free verse
11/20/2017 Fire Bundle 173 Free verse
11/11/2017 Tornadoubt 187 Free verse
11/11/2017 November 9th, 2016 2:16pm 75 Free verse
11/11/2017 November 9th, 2016 1:30pm 64 Free verse
11/11/2017 November 9th, 2016 11:12am 73 Free verse
11/11/2017 November 9th, 2016 10:51am 80 Free verse
11/11/2017 November 9th, 2016 10:42am 74 Free verse
11/10/2017 November 10th, 2016 10:43pm 86 Free verse
11/10/2017 November 10th, 2016 10:33pm 79 Free verse
11/10/2017 November 10th, 2016 10:24pm 67 Free verse
11/10/2017 November 10th, 2016 2:16pm 82 Free verse
11/08/2017 The Magick 175 Free verse
11/08/2017 She is Nice 134 Free verse
11/08/2017 Love Surfaces 127 Free verse
11/08/2017 Her Happy 124 Free verse
11/08/2017 Cancer Calendar 244 Free verse
11/08/2017 The Listen 121 Free verse
11/08/2017 SmudgeSky 175 Free verse
11/08/2017 Ganesh in the Deeply Dark Dawn 119 Free verse
11/07/2017 Heart Love Speech 628 Free verse
11/07/2017 Light-Hearted 126 Free verse
11/07/2017 Richard Wilbur 157 Free verse
11/07/2017 Big Washoe, 2010 plus Six, plus Seven 147 Free verse
11/07/2017 Mono No Aware 134 Free verse
09/05/2017 John Ashbery 290 Free verse
08/31/2017 High Desert Darsan 140 Free verse
08/31/2017 BeautyEmpty 114 Free verse
08/31/2017 Leonard 122 Free verse
07/28/2017 Belinda's Bridge 121 Free verse
07/28/2017 Amy's Blanket Fort 175 Free verse
07/18/2017 She's a world away 197 Free verse
07/18/2017 si-luh-'wet 118 Free verse
07/18/2017 withya 130 Free verse
07/18/2017 The Fall of Man 205 Free verse
05/06/2017 Robin's Nest in Wisteria 253 Free verse
04/27/2017 Death Haiku 190 Haiku
04/27/2017 A Death Too Soon Haiku for MW 178 Haiku
04/27/2017 Death Haiku for another, for MW 194 Haiku
04/26/2017 Last Firsts 193 Free verse
04/26/2017 Bugger All Beggar 140 Free verse
04/26/2017 Death, This, Death 149 Free verse
04/26/2017 Moon's Rise, Man's Fall 189 Free verse
04/26/2017 Troubled Troublemaker 125 Free verse
04/26/2017 Mended Zafu, Unmended Sitter 116 Free verse
04/26/2017 Old Zafu, Old Sitter 119 Free verse
04/26/2017 April Mists 139 Free verse
04/26/2017 Merosion 126 Free verse
04/26/2017 BornBreathDeath 138 Free verse
04/15/2017 Plumply Lumpy - Lumpily Plumpy 151 Free verse
04/04/2017 The Death of a Horse, The Birth of Memory 676 Free verse
04/04/2017 Failing my Tools 277 Free verse
04/04/2017 Zuowang 198 Free verse
04/04/2017 Writerless 223 Free verse


Quote Left It is impossible to lead a life without poetry. To believe one could do so is to misunderstand poetry. Quote Right
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It is impossible to lead a life without poetry.  
To believe one could do so is to misunderstand poetry.
 Essentiality Invites Education
The Taoist is one whose view, whose perspective, whose lens, is clearly seeking to apprehend the inapprehendable. 
Who seeks to see the seen, the see-able, the un-seen, and the unseeable. 
Who looks to the infinite finities within the Tao's infinite infinities.
Stephen Watson has immersed himself in Eastern philosophy for over 35 years.  Stephen's martial training (the how) began in concert with his interest in philosophy (the why).  His motto is: When you have enough Why's you have Wise.  He specializes in transmitting a profound understanding of why.  Ask a question and he will show you that you already know why.  There are no hidden treasures only closed eyes. 
As a student of the Tao for some thirty-five years, Stephen Watson has sought the heart all over the world; appearing as a movement and meditation teacher in traditional studios, corporate offices, and pleasant meadows.  Tai Chi is a physical poetry of substance, ethereality, and discovery.  Stephen is highly sought after instructor of this art, also called Taijiquan, which offers a path to health, humor, and humanity.  Tai Chi is an art in which anyone can taste the ancient wisdom of Taoism as a present-day and fresh experience; one which, through rhythmic breath, lyric insight, and melodious movement seeks to articulate the Tao, that encompassing Weltanschauung, which sees the entirety of the universe as being a dancehall of paired partners whether him and her, sun and moon, up and down, peak and valley, or peanut butter and jelly.
Taoism is a proto-scientific worldview first outlined by shamans who knew that to see with the eyes is to not see it all.  The heart must fly forth and the body must dance with sensation in order that the spirit might unfold, might animate our relationships.  The classics of the Tao are poetry not textbook.  Stephen, shortened at Stephe and often writing as ShhDragon, believes that the practice of poetry is the practice of the heart's relation to Other.  It is only by more sincerely, more deeply relating to Other that we might draw close enough, Self and Other, to remember that otherness is itself the illusion.  Poetry is the language of love's re-union.
Stephen Watson is the only person to compete in, referee at, and teach at martial arts tournaments for every umbrella organization at their national level.   He is an International, 18-time US, and now World Champion in Taiji Push Hands.  Stephen Watson is the founder and former director of Silent Dragon Schools.  He now operates a small martial arts school in the quiet woods of Connecticut.  His teachers include every person he has ever met.  Come be his next teacher 
Stephen can be found on www.Facebook.com/ShhDragon where he regularly posts musings designed to prick the life free of our societal stucknesses.  A more traditional route would be to seek him out at his Killingworth, CT studio: www.SomedayFarm.net or simply listen keenly beneath a tree or beside a brook, he'll be there seeking wit and wisdom from those same teachers.
A bit about my studio:
Someday Farm
The small studio at Someday Farm has long been a retreat for those close to the earth and longing to become closer to themselves.  Aside from the wide-ranging grounds we enjoy a private practice hall in our bucolic setting...horses, beaver, fox, eagles, rabbits (aka bunnies), and coyotes. We often commence class under the Great Birch tree, by a riverside, at the pond's edge, at the entrance to our labyrinth, upon the woodside stones, in the barn's hayloft, by the Medicine Wheel or on one of the expansive lawns.  We are a center for nonviolence and classical studies of meditation, healing and martial endeavors based upon love, oneness, service, and release.
Our ongoing and fixed-run courses are held as group classes as well as offered as private and semi-private instruction.  Think small.  Think personal.  Our courses include Aikido (the only nonviolent martial art), Tai Chi Chuan, Eastern philosophy and healing, Self Defense, Yoga, Taoist Contemplation, Samadhi, breath training, mudras for health and insight, I Chuan, Nei Gong, Qi Gong, Push Hands, and sweat lodges.  More to come.  We welcome anyone to the only Farm where we plant and tend the seeds of Someday. 
Shorter version of my bio for publicity purposes/needs/requirements:
Beauty is the Least Amount of Whole
Stephen Watson is an un-teacher who travels the world teaching the poetic process of wisdom-seeking that is Tai Chi. 
He can be found at his home studio, Someday Farm in Connecticut or, let's be honest, more often on www.Facebook.com/ShhDragon.  His work, which looks like movement, meditation, and massage, involves uncovering the Self so well-hid beneath our customs, structures, languages, and beliefs.  His true poetry remains stuck between his heart and spirit and he apologizes for what trickles or ruptures out and comes to be called his poetry.  He, like this lyric world, is a work/play in progress.