Poetry


Summer Walk

There it is
Coming from nowhere
Going nowhere
Two flickering lights in the distance
Dogs barking
Warm wind touched by the skin
A firm stand stand on the ground
So very peaceful in the midst of it all
As The Heart opens
It doesn't reject anything
Nor does it add something unnecessary
There it is
A taste of freedom

 


Die Krankheit der Rechthaberei

Schlimm erkrankt
Wer ständig fühlt er sei im Recht
Die Suche nach der einen Wahrheit
Vergiftet gar die edelsten Motive
Doch Wahrheit ist nur dann wahrhaftig
Wenn niemand sie besitzen kann
Der freie Mensch ist nicht gefangen
In Ansichten und Meinungen

 


About Fearlessness

 

The wise do not fear death
Nor do they grief
For what cannot be lost

Having looked deeply
Into the heart of experience
They can see beyond
The polarity of life and death

 


Hazy Blue Mountain

 

Hazy blue mountain at a distance
How far away are you?

To me, you are right here.

How could I ever believe
You were outside of me?

 


Patient Mountains

Looking down into the valley
Shapes of clouds seem numberless
Up here, the weather changes quickly

Sun, wind, clouds and rain
Conduct an endless symphony
The lake reflects without a preference
As patient mountains listen deeply

 


Silence

A noisy mountain river
Waves of sound
Dancing around trees
Miraculously entering my ears
No one here
To disturb the silence

 


Fallen Leaves

Sitting next to a dying person
Ideas of self and other
Falling to the ground
Like leaves in autumn

 


This Vast Universe

Fallen into
This vast universe without meaning
Lonely and caught up in confusion
Taken away by the winds of separation

Suddenly
A glimpse of reunion
Guided by precious beings
Although no beings can be found anywhere

A longing to be united
With unconditional peace
Searching for miracles in the wrong places
All of them to be found within the breath

As body and mind become transparent
The heart
Steps out of its self-made confinements
Into the vastness of it all