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STAGES OF LOVE IN TANKA FORM

STAGES OF LOVE IN TANKA FORM

Love looked for outside
Love looked for inside oneself
Love finds compassion
Love sent from in to outside
Love dissolves side and sender

YOUTH

YOUTH

We advanced boldly
And splattered love everywhere
What a mess we made

TAT TVAM ASI

TAT TVAM ASI

And so we do it
Because our heart is in it
And we melt in heart

NO REQUITEMENT

NO REQUITEMENT

Love presents itself
In some ways in which one may
Suffer some delay
Yet the love I have in mind
Requires no requitement

HERE

HERE

Once given away
The frozen moment
Releases its plenitude

AS IS

AS IS

All is as is
And evermore
Shall evermore
So be so

DAYDREAM

DAYDREAM

Is this my dream or yours
Or a dream we dream, dreamed
Beyond identity
And void of possession?

PAINFULLY AWARE

PAINFULLY AWARE

Eyes peeled to the raw
Alert in the snow-blind world
Of a waking dream

HALF-COCKED

HALF-COCKED

Our conjoined journey
Much ado about nothing
But destination

HATRED’S ROOT

HATRED’S ROOT

Fear is our greatest foe
Fear is the mind killer
Love’s opposite not hate
But fear; look and you’ll see