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Poem written by Li Po (701-762 )

Post by creativesoul » November 16th, 2014, 6:31 pm

You ask why I make my home in the mountain forest
And I smile , and am silent
And even my soul remains quiet
It lives in the other world
Which no one owns
The peach trees blossom.
The water flows
Poem written by Li Po.

[edit by Admin to add quote code and attribution.]
reason is over rated, as is logic and common sense-i much prefer the passions of a crazy old woman, cats and dogs and jungle foliage- tropic rain-and a defined sense of who brings the stars up at night and the sun up in the morning---

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Post by WIREMAN » November 16th, 2014, 6:44 pm

now thats some fine poetry :D
me I feel like I'm becoming some kinda Kung fu t.v. Priest.....

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Re: (701-762 ) li po

Post by saw » November 17th, 2014, 2:27 pm

I agree with mark
to say something with such economy of words
that shakes the soul
is art that makes one say, hell yes !
If you do not change your direction
you may end up where you are heading

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Post by creativesoul » November 17th, 2014, 2:45 pm

It was a bedazzling day in Portland- I was going to go to a -sound meditation" meeting-
And when I got there it was twenty bucks
So I went to the bookstore and metaphysical toy store- it is an expensive last resort for sage
And stones
Etc
I went over by the books
-li po - must have been there with me
There his poetry glistened like a tigers eye
In the metaphysical bookstore-
And I thought of all of you
The singing bowls were nice too.
I feel sometimes I am being led around
That my powers of observation be keen
I hear the train and the distance
I have so many choices
I'm not sure where to begin- should I paint?
Should I bake a cake?
Peace
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reason is over rated, as is logic and common sense-i much prefer the passions of a crazy old woman, cats and dogs and jungle foliage- tropic rain-and a defined sense of who brings the stars up at night and the sun up in the morning---

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Re: (701-762 ) li po

Post by Doreen Peri » November 17th, 2014, 3:51 pm

I like the poem, too. Nice. Concise. ;)

(I don't understand the numbers in the title. Hmm... Is it dedicated to Li Po?)

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Post by Tjflowers80 » November 17th, 2014, 5:14 pm

very beautiful creativesoul. We are the deep era who create wonders of worlds never before known by others. I love it!
Jess
And above me the stars align
But not yet with my own
And the night birds sing
Whilst the demon haunts this restless soul.

Jessica Taylor

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Re: (701-762 ) li po

Post by whoaisme » November 17th, 2014, 6:47 pm

beautiful poem creativesoul!

Doreen, the numbers appear to be the time Li Po lived on this earth in physical form.

i often find my self reminiscing on that other world, which as you say here, no one owns. awesome!

i had a love affair with portland for many years. love powell's but i found many good books at the goodwill on burnside. i left my heart in multnomah village. keep writing hard!

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"From the sudden invasion of a mind not my own in the world. This I will record. For whom? For m y s e l f, beyond denial and beyond indifference." - Philip Lamantia

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Post by creativesoul » November 17th, 2014, 7:24 pm

Li po wrote it- those numbers are when it was written
reason is over rated, as is logic and common sense-i much prefer the passions of a crazy old woman, cats and dogs and jungle foliage- tropic rain-and a defined sense of who brings the stars up at night and the sun up in the morning---

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Post by Doreen Peri » November 17th, 2014, 7:28 pm

creativesoul wrote:Li po wrote it- those numbers are when it was written
Ohhhh... OK... well, it's not clear. Everybody thought you wrote it.

So, anyway, we abide by this on this site that if you post something somebody else wrote, using the quote code to indicate you're quoting someone else. In this case, it hasn't anything to do with copyright since Li Po has been dead a long time and there are no copyright restrictions, but still, it's important... so I thank you for letting me know!

I'll add the quote code to it for you! :)

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Post by creativesoul » November 18th, 2014, 1:37 pm

Thanks if you read all the posts it should be quite clear
reason is over rated, as is logic and common sense-i much prefer the passions of a crazy old woman, cats and dogs and jungle foliage- tropic rain-and a defined sense of who brings the stars up at night and the sun up in the morning---

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Post by 68degrees » November 18th, 2014, 9:30 pm

I love Li Po poems. Thank you for posting this.

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Re: (701-762 ) li po

Post by creativesoul » November 19th, 2014, 2:13 am

it seemed to be the right time
reason is over rated, as is logic and common sense-i much prefer the passions of a crazy old woman, cats and dogs and jungle foliage- tropic rain-and a defined sense of who brings the stars up at night and the sun up in the morning---

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