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Avatamsaka—The Garland of Flowers Which We Are In

John Tarrant

The universe is alive in all its pieces.

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Until Further Notice

Sandra Anfang

Until further notice, I will celebrate everything

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Cracked

Trace Farrell

Praying with Christopher Smart

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Where Does This Dog End?

Michael Hofmann

“Doggy,” a painting.

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The Gossip Project

Amy Elizabeth Robinson

Regarding the art and perils of the human grapevine.

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Not It!

Sacha Meyer Kawaichi

On the triumph of not-getting.

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The Way of Way Too Much: An Excerpt from “The Hakawati”

Rabih Alameddine

Once there was and once there was not a devout, God-fearing man who lived his entire life according to stoic principles. He died on his fortieth birthday and woke up floating in nothing.

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Fox

Corey Hitchcock

Sometimes the remedy for “too much” is…more?

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How Many is All?

Trace Farrell Chris Gaffney

Let’s begin with everyone.

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Freight

Mayaan Strauss

“Pink Web,” a photograph.

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What’s Not a Copy of Myself

Jackson Randall

every molecular hand / takes another and never ceases / to explain myself

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BeMazed

Buffy Cribbs

Which way to turn when beginning and end are both lost?

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New Table of Non-Periodic Elements

Corey Hitchcock

A new self order.

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Counting to One, I

Chris Gaffney

The infinite writ large in Jorge Luis Borges’ Library of Babel.

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Tuning the Lambo

Michael Sierchio John Tarrant

On meditation: an interview.

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In Response to C.D. Wright’s “Questionnaire in January”

Samar Abulhassan

Suppose too much strength is not a good thing.

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Counting to One, II

Chris Gaffney

Infinity? Closer than you think.

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Radiolarian Love

Corey Hitchcock

Meet Ernst Haeckel.

Haeckel’s Dream

Lee Perlman Allen

Excess

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Spiders, Rats, and the Elegance of Strangeness

John Tarrant

What if the situation you can’t fix is also on your side?

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Dream Gate

Amy Elizabeth Robinson

A poem.

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Taking All Paths

Corey Hitchcock Chris Gaffney

Every path a being takes is fashioned by its interactions with other beings. An interaction between two beings (Chris Gaffney & Corey Hitchcock) leads to the triptych of pieces found here. Each piece speaks to the myriad and foundational nature of interaction in establishing being, whether the being in question be person or electron. Which […]

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The Electron and the Cart Maker

Chris Gaffney

The master cart maker makes a cart.
If she removes the axle and wheels,
What is vividly apparent?

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A Feynman Diagrammatic Analysis

Corey Hitchcock Chris Gaffney

This is what your brain looks like on koans.

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Stars at Noon

Corey Hitchcock

Sometimes, like the wizard revealed behind the curtain in Oz, the keenly relational genius of the universe shows itself plain.

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What To Do With It When It Comes

Jackson Randall

Love in the time of data centers, virtual shopping carts, and Louboutins.

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Warm Light (Another Lifeform)

Jackson Randall

Stereo or Quadraphonic Sound Installation for 100 Voices and Laptop

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As Above So Below

Roger Jordan

The art of change.

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No Road Is the Road

Antonio Machado

“Water and thirst are good”: from the proverbs of Antonio Machado.

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Waking up in Old Fangak, La Gonave, and Mwanza

Janice Boughton

I am an internal medicine doctor. In that capacity, I go to distant places, meet interesting people, and eat weird food. In these journeys, I’ve noticed how technology connects us, often awkwardly, with each other.

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Footsteps in the Hallway

Jesse Cardin

When the heart opens to longing, it opens a little bit to everything.

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Operation Whole-Heartedness

Edd Conboy

A letter from the Director of Social Services at Broad Street Ministry, Philadelphia.

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Hungry

Cate White Trace Farrell

One shows, one tells: two encounters with appetite.

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No End to It

Santoka

An introduction to Santoka’s way.

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Narratives

Ray Evanoff

The gift of less–a composition for solo clarinet.

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Tonight, the Rain

Timothy Nonn

Drenched in seeing.

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Water, Water

Corey Hitchcock

In a dream I heard: “Underground, all waters touch.”

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Montale at Monterosso

Alan Williamson

You were so near the origins / you had taken off your face.

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Refuge Ceremony

Amy Elizabeth Robinson

Holding vows as koans–and opening to your own life.

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Taking Care of the Name

Christy Lee-Engel

Finding a ripe and secret sweetness down at the bottom of this river.

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Are You Afraid Of This Happiness?

Dave Klinger

On holding loss–and more loss.

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Seed Pearls

Rachel Boughton

Sometime in the 1940s when my mother was growing up, my grandfather had a spontaneous transformation. It happened between lunch and his arrival at the Biltmore Health Club, I think.

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Trust

Cate White

Visualize getting it.

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Keep Sweeping

Michael Sierchio

Instructions for post-enlightenment.

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Nothing, Mostly

Arni Adler

Real life is choosing your socks.

Open Submissions for Issue #2, “More Everything”

Hi friends, The universe we’re part of is bigger, farther, deeper, stranger, more generous and more surprising than we can fathom. It comes to us in flashes and waves, in a pink apricot blossom, a gunshot, a pang of longing, a child’s handprint stamped on a Hermés bag as though on a cave wall. Even […]

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Uncertainty as Companion

John Tarrant

Take a step from the top of the 100-foot pole. – Zen koan

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Lizard Society

Amy Elizabeth Robinson

I want to write a poem about / lizard society.

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Two Monks

Allison Atwill

Ten years ago, koans began to form themselves into images inside me. From this time forward all of my paintings have been the lived visual record of my encounter with a koan, each piece an impression left after its passing, like a print in the earth beside a spring.

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The Possibility of Being Creative

Trace Farrell

These days, when I sit down to write, I’m afraid. That sentence, the one I just wrote, has taken me most of a week to produce. Lately I’ve attempted dozens, a hundred other sentences, all about what making a creative move feels like. This one is actually true.

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Finches

Todd Geist

Something brought that pair together into the house. Together. Not apart. Together. Together, they came into the house and only one left. What brought them to such circumstances?

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Hollow Bodies in a Dyson Sphere

Jackson Randall

Loud, and in the dark.

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Vales

Asa Horvitz

A sharp intake of breath — my whole body electrified, my hair stood on end — the salmon hovered just below the surface, tail flashing gold, and we stared at each other.

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Bang! There Goes That Theory

Steve Walker Chris Gaffney

Steve wants to know whether our most recent cosmology points to a dark and lonely future. Chris, the physics guy with the union card (Ph.D.), lends a helping hand.

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Dove/Star

Trace Farrell Chris Gaffney

Through a gate shaped like a bird, I enter a landscape of light.

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Before The Law

Franz Kafka

John Tarrant introduces a celebrated predicament.

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Meditation on Grasping and Clinging

Barton Stone

“…you are right to tremble… / for all things are void of self-nature and / your alkaline diet will not save you.” 

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Karmic Apple / Firewood

Michael Sierchio

Introducing Deh Chun, as strange a stranger as a stranger can get.

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Defeat

W.H. Auden – From “For the Time Being” If the muscle can feel repugnance, there is still a false move to be made; If the mind can imagine tomorrow there is still a defeat to remember; As long as the self can say “I,” it is impossible not to rebel; As long as there is […]

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The Apple Dream

Trace Farrell

It’s that whoa-whoa-whoa when the roller coaster, chain-hauled to its highest point, crests at last and suddenly, horribly, you’re facing vast space and a great plunge, inescapable.

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Aubade for Self-Righteousness

Amy Elizabeth Robinson

It prefers the glare of mid-afternoon or the razor tooth / madness of bad dreams, because it’s a sharp thing.

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Falling Together

Jesse Cardin

An excerpt on falling, helping, and Layman Pang from Jesse’s blog, “It’s Alive.”

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Parapraxis

Rachel Boughton

“Every snowflake falls in the right place” – Zen koan

Parapraxis: A slip of the tongue or pen, forgetfulness, misplacement of objects, or other error thought to reveal unconscious wishes or attitudes.

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Misstep

Chris Gaffney

The Misstep is a most subtle step, as it’s on the inside, not the outside.

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Bookmark

Amy Elizabeth Robinson

My daughter / pressed some / daffodils—

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The Mistakes

John Tarrant

I can’t find one. / This seems alright.

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Elysium Park

Jackson Randall

Through the trees I saw Downtown L.A. at sunset with its rose blanket of smog.

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In Praise of Folly

Amy Elizabeth Robinson

This is a story about trying to feel my way into a story, the pieces of which were never lost, but which was assumed to hold too many mistakes. It is a story about passing into and out of adolescence, into and out of mortification, into and out of something like foolishness, something like light.

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On Reconsideration

Holly Allen Trace Farrell

Second thoughts are always a mistake – aren’t they?

A photo-text collaboration about recognizing who and where you are. 

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Unimprovement

Jackson Randall

after we slept i felt sarah’s / lips on my arms and legs;

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Marvelous Error

Chris Gaffney

An old Zen teacher prompted, “Show me your face before your parents were born.” Modern biology also calls us to consider our true countenance. Which side is our best side may surprise us.

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Reading Neruda While Waiting For An Ultrasound

Michael Sierchio

When I love you less than perfectly, it is the same.

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The Leaf That Is Not A Leaf

Trace Farrell

“Suddenly you discover that you’ll spend your entire life in disorder. It’s all that you have;
you must learn to live with it.”

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Welcome, Eden

Amaryllis Fletcher Jamie Kissinger

Now, what shall I plant in this overturned soil?

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Breaking Even

Stephen Doyle

Everything I do and everything I invest in my life give back just enough to keep going. Barely. 

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Falling Down

Rachel Boughton Arni Adler

In winter of 2004, at dusk one evening, my cross country skis slipped out from under me on the lumpy grey ice. I broke my tailbone and it really, really hurt and I lay on the ground wondering what possible good a meditation practice was in such a situation. Then, amused, I wrote this haiku.

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Applied Uncertainty

John Tarrant

Uncertainty was the most disturbing thing.

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Truck Ballet

Rachel Boughton

One afternoon I got to witness, from a not-so-safe distance, a dance of physics, reminding me that sometimes we get the chance to feel immortal.

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Being Vassily Vasilyvich

Trace Farrell

Seattle theater On the Boards interviews Kristen Kosmas regarding her play There There, about “being the completely wrong person in the totally wrong place at the exact wrong time saying and doing all the most wrong things”. Trace Farrell relates.

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Two Trucks

Milo Schaefer

A meditation on doing it wrong.

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If You Want To Dance Butoh

Denise Fujiwara

“If you want to dance Butoh, the first thing you must do is kill the self.”

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The Battle

Peter Blue Cloud

By the time Coyote arrived the sides had already been chosen, the battle lines formed, and the smell of hate and future bloodshed permeated the very air.

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Vermont Journal

Jackson Randall

I step out onto a tidal river rock to meditate in the shade of the overhead bridge. As usual, I fail. I’m texting a friend a panorama of the river when a bird shits on my neck.

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The Blue-Eyed Mare

Trace Farrell

A poem.