ZEN CAT Got to know her Walking to my first Public Zazen morning In April There she was walking towards me Tail up Head up with her strut All aimed at my ankle Down I reached stroking her Yet after me she ran As I walked along Inviting me to her Zen morning Late invitation was left open For when I returned Later that morning She was running towards me Tail up Head up with her strut All aimed at my ankles Sound accompanied her greetings Such purring sounds Befriended her graceful movements As her charm offensive deepened Leaving me in awe Persistent was her plea Chasing me as I crossed the road Stopped once more to greet her As she ran into my Zafu bag A shock! a rejection Not intended Yet off she scooted Back to her greeting zone Rejection stained memory Never to be seen again
Here is the audio file of the poem Zen Cat
Finnish Moments Testimonials
! I am pleasantly surprised by the Testimonials that some people have given me about them.
Very touching poems! the emotion vibrates in your words,
and the tone of your voice is modulated by your heart, wide open to nature’s messages.
Greg’s music sets a lovely mood.
Keep on walking, all your senses awake
There is something that happens when I hear you read your poetry, Rex, that seems akin to a transmission. I would name the experience, ” A call back to ourselves and the earth.” There is a soothing, a smoothing and above all this sense of mysterious connection that comes through your voice. Be it ancestral or the stillness cultivated in your practices now amplified by nature, whatever, ~ it is powerful and needed in these challenging times.
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