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Poems by Stephe Watson

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04/07/2021 Too, One Cannot Say 103 Free verse
04/07/2021 Mountains, Rivers 179 Free verse
02/04/2020 See So Low 267 Free verse
02/04/2020 Devti 312 Free verse
01/21/2020 Night's Red Song, Morning's Ash 253 Free verse
07/08/2019 Spring Reigns 351 Free verse
02/25/2019 Olatry 313 Free verse
02/05/2019 Taoish 306 Free verse
02/05/2019 There's a Buddha in tHere Somewhere 322 Free verse
02/03/2019 Winter Bamboo 277 Free verse
01/27/2019 The Fall of Man 310 Free verse
01/27/2019 Us Sponges, We Are not Our Bodies 302 Free verse
01/27/2019 Such Bodies Do Not Well or Long Contain Such Hearts 253 Free verse
01/27/2019 Heartwaters 314 Free verse
01/26/2019 The Five Senses Blind the I 294 Free verse
01/24/2019 On the Condition of Love 348 Free verse
01/19/2019 Bruce Walker, elegy 744 Elegy
01/13/2019 Chasing Solace, Chasing Source 346 Free verse
01/06/2019 A Flitting Offering 301 Free verse
01/01/2019 The Sun, The Moon, The Truth, The Wars 375 Free verse
12/25/2018 The Best Part of the Night 361 Free verse
12/17/2018 Poet Tea 371 Free verse
12/01/2018 Chandra 416 Free verse
10/27/2018 Having Felled It 391 Free verse
10/25/2018 The Coming Ending 358 Free verse
09/27/2018 Mistitation 965 Free verse
09/27/2018 A Lone 319 Free verse
09/26/2018 Shoulds and Shoulders 525 Free verse
09/26/2018 Heartfire 314 Free verse
09/18/2018 Path Finding 350 Free verse
09/18/2018 Cloudstepping 373 Free verse
09/16/2018 Summer Leaves 400 Free verse
09/15/2018 Starstring Lingering 599 Free verse
09/06/2018 The Golden Our 428 Free verse
09/04/2018 stone home 396 Free verse
09/01/2018 Tender Days 353 Free verse
08/22/2018 Perhaps not the Mountain 759 Free verse
08/22/2018 Skytreading 265 Free verse
08/11/2018 Purr, No Chance to Dream 471 Free verse
08/07/2018 Dun Sky, Undone 416 Free verse
08/05/2018 FiveSevenFive6 286 Haiku
08/05/2018 FiveSevenFive5 405 Haiku
08/05/2018 FiveSevenFive4 266 Haiku
08/05/2018 FiveSevenFive3 628 Haiku
08/05/2018 FiveSevenFive2 264 Haiku
08/05/2018 FiveSevenFive1 393 Haiku
08/04/2018 Undyeing, Amaranthine 386 Free verse
08/03/2018 Black and Blue 346 Free verse
08/03/2018 I Think, Wherefore I Am 333 Free verse
08/03/2018 Moon's Rise, Man's Fall 429 Free verse
08/03/2018 Aigoganpyh Hypnagogia 368 Free verse
08/03/2018 Ukemi 671 Free verse
08/03/2018 Ecology, Humanity, Me, and Tea 499 Free verse
08/03/2018 Foremourning Afore Morning 358 Free verse
08/02/2018 Illahee: Awenasa, Mahkah 423 Free verse
07/22/2018 A Weekend, Too Fast 384 Free verse
07/21/2018 Bruce 683 Free verse
07/21/2018 UndefeaTed, A Boxing Lesson 604 Free verse
06/15/2018 Medicine, Solace 753 Free verse
06/14/2018 Stone Tea and Sleepy 351 Free verse
06/14/2018 City Walk 367 Free verse
06/13/2018 The Endge 466 Free verse
06/12/2018 Headwaters of Happy 326 Free verse
06/12/2018 The Morning Calls Hour 386 Free verse
06/12/2018 Dayflight 368 Free verse
06/12/2018 A Certain Lightness Brought to Darkness 343 Free verse
06/07/2018 Waxing Gibbous, Foggy Midnight Hour 312 Free verse
05/30/2018 Unfailingly 571 Free verse
05/24/2018 Six Feet Deep, Twelve Feet Long, Four Hooves Wide 488 Free verse
05/24/2018 Seeds Planted in the Receiving Unforgiving Ground 386 Free verse
05/07/2018 Newal 349 Free verse
05/07/2018 Neural Crest 324 Free verse
05/07/2018 Clouds Unpierced, Unlifted 356 Free verse
05/07/2018 Our Place in the Middle 310 Free verse
05/07/2018 TLTLILYL 275 Free verse
05/07/2018 Earth 312 Free verse
05/07/2018 Most Decidely, Rain 357 Free verse
05/06/2018 And the Rest is Restful Restless 464 Free verse
05/06/2018 Empty Stall, Quiet Barn, Starless Night, Buried Horse 832 Free verse
05/04/2018 Agogic of Geese 297 Free verse
05/04/2018 Macrophobia 343 Free verse
05/04/2018 Naked to Nurture Naked, to Nurture 545 Free verse
05/04/2018 Rupicolous 324 Free verse
05/04/2018 For Est 439 Free verse
05/04/2018 Sky Canopy 402 Free verse
05/04/2018 Light Presence 324 Free verse
05/04/2018 This simple tree 681 Free verse
05/04/2018 a walker, I 411 Free verse
05/04/2018 Forest Silence 454 Free verse
04/27/2018 Fallen in Love 414 Free verse
04/27/2018 Zendicant 405 Free verse
04/20/2018 Never Ever 286 Free verse
04/20/2018 The Cave Never Taught Me 500 Free verse
04/20/2018 White is the landscape of loved and lost 335 Free verse
04/20/2018 White-River Sky, Streaming Geese 406 Free verse
04/20/2018 InterGeeseruption 328 Free verse
04/20/2018 Lost and Foundering 328 Free verse
04/20/2018 242 Geese 298 Free verse
04/13/2018 Snow, Snake, Snow, Birds, Sickness, Sitting 628 Free verse
04/13/2018 July Matinee 847 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.