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Poems by Stephe Watson

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04/07/2021 Too, One Cannot Say 167 Free verse
04/07/2021 Mountains, Rivers 274 Free verse
02/04/2020 See So Low 316 Free verse
02/04/2020 Devti 448 Free verse
01/21/2020 Night's Red Song, Morning's Ash 304 Free verse
07/08/2019 Spring Reigns 395 Free verse
02/25/2019 Olatry 346 Free verse
02/05/2019 Taoish 342 Free verse
02/05/2019 There's a Buddha in tHere Somewhere 364 Free verse
02/03/2019 Winter Bamboo 317 Free verse
01/27/2019 The Fall of Man 357 Free verse
01/27/2019 Us Sponges, We Are not Our Bodies 350 Free verse
01/27/2019 Such Bodies Do Not Well or Long Contain Such Hearts 285 Free verse
01/27/2019 Heartwaters 359 Free verse
01/26/2019 The Five Senses Blind the I 322 Free verse
01/24/2019 On the Condition of Love 387 Free verse
01/19/2019 Bruce Walker, elegy 865 Elegy
01/13/2019 Chasing Solace, Chasing Source 399 Free verse
01/06/2019 A Flitting Offering 337 Free verse
01/01/2019 The Sun, The Moon, The Truth, The Wars 437 Free verse
12/25/2018 The Best Part of the Night 396 Free verse
12/17/2018 Poet Tea 433 Free verse
12/01/2018 Chandra 474 Free verse
10/27/2018 Having Felled It 435 Free verse
10/25/2018 The Coming Ending 402 Free verse
09/27/2018 Mistitation 1115 Free verse
09/27/2018 A Lone 349 Free verse
09/26/2018 Shoulds and Shoulders 592 Free verse
09/26/2018 Heartfire 354 Free verse
09/18/2018 Path Finding 398 Free verse
09/18/2018 Cloudstepping 420 Free verse
09/16/2018 Summer Leaves 449 Free verse
09/15/2018 Starstring Lingering 638 Free verse
09/06/2018 The Golden Our 513 Free verse
09/04/2018 stone home 436 Free verse
09/01/2018 Tender Days 395 Free verse
08/22/2018 Perhaps not the Mountain 904 Free verse
08/22/2018 Skytreading 312 Free verse
08/11/2018 Purr, No Chance to Dream 543 Free verse
08/07/2018 Dun Sky, Undone 473 Free verse
08/05/2018 FiveSevenFive6 357 Haiku
08/05/2018 FiveSevenFive5 476 Haiku
08/05/2018 FiveSevenFive4 315 Haiku
08/05/2018 FiveSevenFive3 680 Haiku
08/05/2018 FiveSevenFive2 322 Haiku
08/05/2018 FiveSevenFive1 459 Haiku
08/04/2018 Undyeing, Amaranthine 439 Free verse
08/03/2018 Black and Blue 390 Free verse
08/03/2018 I Think, Wherefore I Am 373 Free verse
08/03/2018 Moon's Rise, Man's Fall 534 Free verse
08/03/2018 Aigoganpyh Hypnagogia 403 Free verse
08/03/2018 Ukemi 859 Free verse
08/03/2018 Ecology, Humanity, Me, and Tea 558 Free verse
08/03/2018 Foremourning Afore Morning 407 Free verse
08/02/2018 Illahee: Awenasa, Mahkah 473 Free verse
07/22/2018 A Weekend, Too Fast 434 Free verse
07/21/2018 Bruce 743 Free verse
07/21/2018 UndefeaTed, A Boxing Lesson 700 Free verse
06/15/2018 Medicine, Solace 867 Free verse
06/14/2018 Stone Tea and Sleepy 390 Free verse
06/14/2018 City Walk 419 Free verse
06/13/2018 The Endge 510 Free verse
06/12/2018 Headwaters of Happy 358 Free verse
06/12/2018 The Morning Calls Hour 423 Free verse
06/12/2018 Dayflight 410 Free verse
06/12/2018 A Certain Lightness Brought to Darkness 383 Free verse
06/07/2018 Waxing Gibbous, Foggy Midnight Hour 351 Free verse
05/30/2018 Unfailingly 651 Free verse
05/24/2018 Six Feet Deep, Twelve Feet Long, Four Hooves Wide 550 Free verse
05/24/2018 Seeds Planted in the Receiving Unforgiving Ground 428 Free verse
05/07/2018 Newal 381 Free verse
05/07/2018 Neural Crest 361 Free verse
05/07/2018 Clouds Unpierced, Unlifted 411 Free verse
05/07/2018 Our Place in the Middle 343 Free verse
05/07/2018 TLTLILYL 295 Free verse
05/07/2018 Earth 349 Free verse
05/07/2018 Most Decidely, Rain 408 Free verse
05/06/2018 And the Rest is Restful Restless 517 Free verse
05/06/2018 Empty Stall, Quiet Barn, Starless Night, Buried Horse 980 Free verse
05/04/2018 Agogic of Geese 336 Free verse
05/04/2018 Macrophobia 374 Free verse
05/04/2018 Naked to Nurture Naked, to Nurture 616 Free verse
05/04/2018 Rupicolous 354 Free verse
05/04/2018 For Est 477 Free verse
05/04/2018 Sky Canopy 442 Free verse
05/04/2018 Light Presence 360 Free verse
05/04/2018 This simple tree 753 Free verse
05/04/2018 a walker, I 478 Free verse
05/04/2018 Forest Silence 506 Free verse
04/27/2018 Fallen in Love 474 Free verse
04/27/2018 Zendicant 448 Free verse
04/20/2018 Never Ever 336 Free verse
04/20/2018 The Cave Never Taught Me 549 Free verse
04/20/2018 White is the landscape of loved and lost 362 Free verse
04/20/2018 White-River Sky, Streaming Geese 445 Free verse
04/20/2018 InterGeeseruption 374 Free verse
04/20/2018 Lost and Foundering 387 Free verse
04/20/2018 242 Geese 341 Free verse
04/13/2018 Snow, Snake, Snow, Birds, Sickness, Sitting 699 Free verse
04/13/2018 July Matinee 920 Free verse


Quote Left For the Taoist, what most others call Silly is their form of Serious. When I seem at play I, in fact, may be at 'work.' Quote Right
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Quote Left Sometimes I think that poetry is simply the kindest violence I can offer Reality. Quote Right
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Quote Left In order to be good at forgiveness, you first have to be good at blame. Quote Right
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Quote Left Zero worry, less hurry. Quote Right
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Quote Left We are not the only Earthlings... Quote Right
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Quote Left We all grieve, in truth, not what's behind but what we face. Quote Right
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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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Poetry/Martial Arts combined bio:
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 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: 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  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.