The Poetry Of Tao Writer – Memento Mori (Remember You Will Die)

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Life, Death, and Time Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Memento Mori (Remember You Will Die) At my age, Death is always waiting just around the corner,standing in the half hidden doorways of my favorite hauntsin a mix of shadows and light, rolling my life or deathbetween his spiny fingers like a pair of dice.Sometimes …

The Poetry Of Tao Writer – Stand Undiminished – The Poem

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Stand Undiminished Taken from my motherland in chainsto travel waters unknown by me,to toil in soil unfamiliar to my hands.Forced to speak a languagewhich does not sing.Exploited, enslaved, whipped and hanged.Defined in a constitutionas three fifths of a man.I stood beside you in battleagainst common foes.I stood before you, in …

The Poetry Of Tao Writer – Of Love, Remembrance

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Of Love, Remembrance The smell and feel of sun dried sheetsThis EarthMornings with nothing to doFreedomThe serene silence of meditationSolitudeCroaking of the evening frogsWordsRainbows floating across my roomImaginationWaddling ducks along the streamNatureThe sandbox where I play and dreamFunThe whispered touch of the morning sunBeginningsThose perfect memories of things to …

The Poetry Of Tao Writer – Desires

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Tao Writer  (April 17, 1948 -) Desires At what pointdo we no longerdesireour desires?Like a dreamforgottenin an instant.The detailsno longer alive—Hiding therein the cornersof the forebodingdark shadows.Do we forget,So that we mightdream again,of the thingswe so desire?

The Poetry Of Tao Writer – Let’s Not Say GoodBye

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Let’s Not Say GoodBye Neither of us slept soundly last nightYou, thinking about your early morning flightto a place far away, and not wanting to oversleep.Me, holding onto and thinking about you...leaving. I tried to see you in the darknessbut your closed eyelids protected yourgreen, brown eyes from my …

The Poetry Of Tao Writer – I Will Write All Day

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Tao Writer  (April 17, 1948 -) I Will Write All Day I will write all day, today, not try to squeezecreativity between a this or a that,between nowhere and somewhere to be.My imagination will stretch with thebright morning shadowscreeping slowlyacross the green shimmering leaves.I will see a flower and create a dedication,dive into a juicy, …

The Poetry Of Tao Writer – This Love That I’m Feeling

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) This Love That I’m Feeling I awaken to your light, your smell, the morning dew.You are everything I love. My beloved, my life.You are the thoughts I string into possibilities.My dreams, the pages of a book.We fit together, intermingling ourselvesinto the words of the other's sentences.You are the verbs …

The Poetry Of Tao Writer – Three O’clock In The Morning

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Three O’clock In The Morning I like my coffee black,my whiskey on the rocks,my wine chilled in a flat bottom glass—the way they serve it in Italy.I like my woman in ecstasy,moaning my name out loud.My eggs, scrambled,moist but not runny.I like my sheets and towelsmade of cotton, sun …

The Poetry Of Tao Writer – Life’s Greatest Gift

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What keeps me alive is found between the images, between the words, between thought, the emptiness of feeling, and in the emptiness of the body...there arises the fullness and significance of life… —Basarab Nicolescu Tao Writer  (April 17, 1948 -) Life’s Greatest Gift I have received so many gifts,appearing as presents from you.The still, shadowy, …

​The Poetry Of Tao Writer – The Wild Mushroom Omelette

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...Then the caterpillar got down off the mushroom, and crawled away in the grass, merely remarking as it went, ”One side will make you grow taller, and the other side will make you grow shorter.” “One side of WHAT? The other side of WHAT?” thought Alice to herself. “Of the mushroom,” said the Caterpillar, just …

The Poetry Of Tao Writer – Invisible Hands

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There is only one success... to be able to spend your life in your own way. Christopher Morley Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Invisible Hands Whatever it wasthat caused meto believe I amdifferent.Whatever it wasthat guided meto choose solitudeover crowds.Whatever it wasthat persuaded meto seek wisdombefore profit.Whatever it wasthat led me to befaithful to …

The Poetry Of Tao Writer – The Ritual

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Any serious attempt to try to do something worthwhile is ritualistic. Derek Walcott Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) The Ritual It seemsalmost ritualistic,the way I stepacross the bench,face the sky,squat down,adjust my hips,straighten my back,and breathe deeply.All to just sit—and listento the sea.

The Poetry Of Tao Writer – Say It!

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Say It! “Say it,”came a voice from everywherewith a body nowhere.“Say what,” I questioned.“Say I am Love,”the voice replied.“I am Love,”I whispered in a thoughtnot moving my lips.“Say it louder!”the voice exclaimed!“I am Love”I spoke in a soundgreater than silencestill less then audible.“Say it as if everycell in your …

The Poetry Of Tao Writer – Stand Undiminished — The Poem

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Stand Undiminished — The Poem Taken from my motherland in chainsto travel waters unknown by me,to toil in soil unfamiliar to my hands.Forced to speak a languagewhich does not sing.Exploited, enslaved, whipped and hanged.Defined in a constitutionas three fifths of a man.I stood beside you in battleagainst common foes.I …

The Poetry Of Tao Writer – Mix With The Infinite

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Mix With The Infinite Earth does not run as a fugitivefrom the sky. Air is absorbedin the low moist valleys andpenetrated with jutting peaks.On the sea’s horizon they meetand glow with new love.Sky’s torment, earth’s eruptionscan not separate them.One never leaves the otherbut always they blendmore closely togetherin a …

The Poetry Of Tao Writer – Dreams Of A Kiss

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A Kiss is still...an osculatory apposition of the orbicularis oris and levator labii muscles with posterior involvement of the sternocleidomastoids, commonly in a dexterous orientation. Onur Gunturkun of Ruhr Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Dreams Of A Kiss I saw in two dreams... The first kiss, like that of friends,merely a meeting of lips.Even …

The Poetry Of Tao Writer – What Love Is

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) What Love Is I know you must have felt it.Rising up gently with thesunlit, morning breeze,infiltrating your every pore.Your heart skips, then ceasesto beat — you are suspended,floating lost, in a grounded feelingyou have known all your life?The pure syncopated synchronicity,the instantaneous tranquility betweenhands, face, nose, eyes and mouth.Perfectly …

The Poetry Of Tao Writer – An Accident

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Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) An Accident Can you imagine the possibilities?All the variant forces of natureconverging on a single point—This point — in location, time, and spaceto enable the simultaneous fallingof two coconuts from the same tree,precisely at the same moment,striking the same earth with a single‘thump’ before rolling together? Now imagine the …