poetry critical

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Random Poem:

Return to Shibui
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“Spirit” is coherence & love
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Or, better still, aligns with  them
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Through the threads of a seamless whole.                                  
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--Or maybe it’s all an artful sham,
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A sordid bag of magician’s tricks
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Paying homage to the sorcerer’s craft!
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Such are the lying powers of the mind
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That a thousand bodisattvas leap from its cracks
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In the guise of “halos ” & “groks,”
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Luminous peals  of pear shaped light
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That maybe aren’t real auras at all
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But the prattle of a lying stream!
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A thousand voices decamp from the sea:
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Abandon these dark discrepancies now,
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Return to shibui and the rock garden spirit of her mists.
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