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why and whereto -
unending questions

entrusted to us are
the what and the how

2023

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immeasurable
connections
pervade
space and time

destiny or freedom
coincidence or mystery

our scanty words

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constant change

nobody knows
how and who

we believe
in our choice

to get lost
in the world
in ourselves

or to walk along
on razors edge
to explore
the stillness

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albeit terrene
we leave home

for the adventure
most precious

to come home

2023

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leaders and followers
of a world
once called free
delirious in delusion -
though it seems absurd
they believe it

however
some resist
some grow
some mature

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There is a vastness,
natural, light, detached,
not carrying away,
but fostering.

For Vasantiji, in gratitude.

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Morrow,
calmed by sleep,
feeling the stillness,
sensing the being;
it happens
the wonder
gets revealed.

A moment
and it is clear.

For Ama Samy,
in gratitude.


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How precious,
if there are humans
who see clearly
- and who
tread,
preserve,
indicate:
a path.

For Anantharavi,
in gratitude.


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automated humans
consign their duty to
human machines -
for the blinded
a minor difference.

whatever they do -
what counts,
invisible,
indestructible,
stirs when time comes.*

* In remembrance of
Yogi Ram Prakash Sharma,
with gratitude.


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if at last

folly and fraud
do not worry anymore,

plight and death
do not scare anymore,

questions and wishes
dwindle,

is it good then?*

* In remembrance of a poem
by Gottfried Benn (1886-1956)


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the sense,
that all was right,
also the failure
and the pain,

is it the feeling
of a purpose?

2023

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Jeffers*
would had burnt
his hand in fire

for another future,
hundred years ago.

* Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962)

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force
or
interest

apathy
or
evolvement

suspicion
or
trust

chandler
or
person

2023

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an example for measure,
for balance,
for bounty.

a fortune
to perceive it,
to adopt it,
even to live it a bit.

2022

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bathing in success
~ hard the loss

relishing in hoarding
~ dreary the shortage

in love with gathering
~ grave the aloneness

indulging in sheen
~ grim the emptiness

2022

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for the indifferent recognition
for the ruthless gentleness
for the egocentric forbearance
for the contemptuous respect
for the ignorant understanding
for the divisive communion

2022

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her elements nourish us
her space shelters us
her power heals us
her silence guides us

who believes
we were stronger than her,
we could do like her,
we could do without her?

2022

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this grief
and
this joy

this falsehood
and
this honesty

this conceit
and
this simplicity

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called as witness,
mirror of the inexplicable,
unbelievable.

destined to respond
beauty and agony.

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apparently
a sick world
destroys itself.

the sages
taught us otherwise;
being will never vanish,
non-being will never truly be.

all the fallacies,
the collected knowledge,
the ocean full of compassion.

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presence in numbness
existing in change

suppressing with palsy
charging with compassion

erasing in holding
preserving with openness

2022

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Birds sing timidly
Amongst human noise
Leaves rustle untouched

2012

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being free

we could achieve it
if the liberties did not enslave us

we could understand it
if the liberties did not touch us

if we did not know the liberties
we could be it

1989

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Forward

Forgetting aims
Hope dropped
Realistically unrealistic
Based on irrationality
Ultimate rescue
Yet realized
Solely possible way
Therefore best

1989

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Waiting

I wait too much and live too little
I wait for confidence, while I cannot trust anything
I wait for somebody, while I cannot understand anybody
I wait for harmony, while I always search
I wait for friends, while I cannot be one
I wait for myself, while I always flee from me
I wait, till waiting becomes peace

1989