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Wayne Amtzis

Wayne Amtzis

Poetry is my sadhana/ Meditation, my muse. Other LEVEKUNST articles by the same author.

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FARMHOUSE IN KOPAN 1976
FARMHOUSE IN KOPAN 1976
Hindu deities adorn adobe walls While hundred headed Ravanna scorns his foe, haloed Krishna eyes maidens bathing Against the painted ...
HAWK SPEAK
HAWK SPEAK
The hawk that swooped from the poplar lifting a black baseball hat from my head looped back to his nest ...
ABIDE AND MOVE
ABIDE AND MOVE
Return to sitting. Within a loose sense of the body, let the mind move with a long sweep up the ...
DOWN SWOOP THE HAWKS
DOWN SWOOP THE HAWKS
Midnight pools catch the brilliant lanterns carried by women in procession. Deep into sleep I follow them home. As their voices mingle with dawn’s first rays, light flickers across the trellised blossoms Late into morning I wake. The Swayambhu Stupa, long risen from the mist, gleams.
BY THE EEL RIVER
BY THE EEL RIVER
By the Eel river, our voices echoing off the cliffs, freely we roamed through the 6 realms As we emerged ...
CENTERED
CENTERED
Deepen the stability and ease the body offers with awareness of the body in the body Sense the movement of ...
THE STOMACH SUFFERS FROM LACK
THE STOMACH SUFFERS FROM LACK
The stomach suffers immensely, it suffers from lack. The spine bent and hobbled with hurt, the spine that held up the stairs and resisted the shifting walls, the spine carries us forward, stiffened, but not broken. The hands, palms dark and swollen, knuckles split, fretted with blood. --A poem from an earthquake Nepal survivor.
INTO THE LIGHT
INTO THE LIGHT
We give shape to our world. Whatever appears coheres. At sea in a featureless fog, I am other than what ...
EARTH BREATH
EARTH BREATH
Stay with the breath, ease and stability infiltrate the mind Let breath infuse and accompany the mind’s movement, blissful awareness ...
CHRYSALIS
CHRYSALIS
When the mind wanders or wavers, reconfigure awareness in the body, sensing inwards, looking outwards. When thought holds sway, if you can’t break free or let go, step back, loosen up, shake it out, however you frame it, be physical, get up and move.
SUN AND MOON
SUN AND MOON
Then, stream and pond, movement and repose, like a fish darting from lake to stream, waterfall to light, from droplets to mist, to air, let the wind carry you to the first of the hidden lagoons, the falls above, as distant and near as the moon to the sun.
RADICAL EASE
RADICAL EASE
There is no cure for what ails us, without the body’s grace, its enlightened intent, I wager the cure (for all of us)
NIGHT CLOSES IN
NIGHT CLOSES IN
Night closes in with its breath taking grip, Night that walks in the guise of day. Light footed across the rubble, morning comes as if rising from the dead. That which came and came again leveled a world. In that sudden tolling, what great works were interrupted? The beating of a heart. A heart! Nine thousand hearts!

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