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Poems by Stephe Watson

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02/04/2020 See So Low 146 Free verse
02/04/2020 Devti 200 Free verse
01/21/2020 Night's Red Song, Morning's Ash 163 Free verse
07/08/2019 Spring Reigns 260 Free verse
02/25/2019 Olatry 269 Free verse
02/05/2019 Taoish 265 Free verse
02/05/2019 There's a Buddha in tHere Somewhere 281 Free verse
02/03/2019 Winter Bamboo 235 Free verse
01/27/2019 The Fall of Man 248 Free verse
01/27/2019 Us Sponges, We Are not Our Bodies 211 Free verse
01/27/2019 Such Bodies Do Not Well or Long Contain Such Hearts 179 Free verse
01/27/2019 Heartwaters 225 Free verse
01/26/2019 The Five Senses Blind the I 219 Free verse
01/24/2019 On the Condition of Love 306 Free verse
01/19/2019 Bruce Walker, elegy 625 Elegy
01/13/2019 Chasing Solace, Chasing Source 202 Free verse
01/06/2019 A Flitting Offering 230 Free verse
01/01/2019 The Sun, The Moon, The Truth, The Wars 315 Free verse
12/25/2018 The Best Part of the Night 313 Free verse
12/17/2018 Poet Tea 313 Free verse
12/01/2018 Chandra 361 Free verse
10/27/2018 Having Felled It 343 Free verse
10/25/2018 The Coming Ending 312 Free verse
09/27/2018 Mistitation 770 Free verse
09/27/2018 A Lone 292 Free verse
09/26/2018 Shoulds and Shoulders 444 Free verse
09/26/2018 Heartfire 257 Free verse
09/18/2018 Path Finding 287 Free verse
09/18/2018 Cloudstepping 276 Free verse
09/16/2018 Summer Leaves 331 Free verse
09/15/2018 Starstring Lingering 561 Free verse
09/06/2018 The Golden Our 369 Free verse
09/04/2018 stone home 365 Free verse
09/01/2018 Tender Days 307 Free verse
08/22/2018 Perhaps not the Mountain 624 Free verse
08/22/2018 Skytreading 199 Free verse
08/11/2018 Purr, No Chance to Dream 399 Free verse
08/07/2018 Dun Sky, Undone 359 Free verse
08/05/2018 FiveSevenFive6 219 Haiku
08/05/2018 FiveSevenFive5 352 Haiku
08/05/2018 FiveSevenFive4 213 Haiku
08/05/2018 FiveSevenFive3 350 Haiku
08/05/2018 FiveSevenFive2 205 Haiku
08/05/2018 FiveSevenFive1 347 Haiku
08/04/2018 Undyeing, Amaranthine 333 Free verse
08/03/2018 Black and Blue 303 Free verse
08/03/2018 I Think, Wherefore I Am 285 Free verse
08/03/2018 Moon's Rise, Man's Fall 354 Free verse
08/03/2018 Aigoganpyh Hypnagogia 314 Free verse
08/03/2018 Ukemi 449 Free verse
08/03/2018 Ecology, Humanity, Me, and Tea 432 Free verse
08/03/2018 Foremourning Afore Morning 287 Free verse
08/02/2018 Illahee: Awenasa, Mahkah 333 Free verse
07/22/2018 A Weekend, Too Fast 324 Free verse
07/21/2018 Bruce 597 Free verse
07/21/2018 UndefeaTed, A Boxing Lesson 522 Free verse
06/15/2018 Medicine, Solace 664 Free verse
06/14/2018 Stone Tea and Sleepy 315 Free verse
06/14/2018 City Walk 321 Free verse
06/13/2018 The Endge 402 Free verse
06/12/2018 Headwaters of Happy 287 Free verse
06/12/2018 The Morning Calls Hour 350 Free verse
06/12/2018 Dayflight 315 Free verse
06/12/2018 A Certain Lightness Brought to Darkness 306 Free verse
06/07/2018 Waxing Gibbous, Foggy Midnight Hour 277 Free verse
05/30/2018 Unfailingly 517 Free verse
05/24/2018 Six Feet Deep, Twelve Feet Long, Four Hooves Wide 398 Free verse
05/24/2018 Seeds Planted in the Receiving Unforgiving Ground 338 Free verse
05/07/2018 Newal 310 Free verse
05/07/2018 Neural Crest 273 Free verse
05/07/2018 Clouds Unpierced, Unlifted 312 Free verse
05/07/2018 Our Place in the Middle 269 Free verse
05/07/2018 TLTLILYL 219 Free verse
05/07/2018 Earth 274 Free verse
05/07/2018 Most Decidely, Rain 310 Free verse
05/06/2018 And the Rest is Restful Restless 389 Free verse
05/06/2018 Empty Stall, Quiet Barn, Starless Night, Buried Horse 663 Free verse
05/04/2018 Agogic of Geese 246 Free verse
05/04/2018 Macrophobia 274 Free verse
05/04/2018 Naked to Nurture Naked, to Nurture 480 Free verse
05/04/2018 Rupicolous 276 Free verse
05/04/2018 For Est 397 Free verse
05/04/2018 Sky Canopy 367 Free verse
05/04/2018 Light Presence 287 Free verse
05/04/2018 This simple tree 610 Free verse
05/04/2018 a walker, I 340 Free verse
05/04/2018 Forest Silence 412 Free verse
04/27/2018 Fallen in Love 370 Free verse
04/27/2018 Zendicant 360 Free verse
04/20/2018 Never Ever 242 Free verse
04/20/2018 The Cave Never Taught Me 450 Free verse
04/20/2018 White is the landscape of loved and lost 298 Free verse
04/20/2018 White-River Sky, Streaming Geese 355 Free verse
04/20/2018 InterGeeseruption 284 Free verse
04/20/2018 Lost and Foundering 287 Free verse
04/20/2018 242 Geese 251 Free verse
04/13/2018 Snow, Snake, Snow, Birds, Sickness, Sitting 560 Free verse
04/13/2018 July Matinee 779 Free verse
04/11/2018 Springsound 364 Free verse
04/07/2018 Lilacs Locus 306 Free verse


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.