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On a windy day

The wind rattles at the window
saying “Wake up!
Leave everything important behind,
come out and play!
Come, run with me
run free!
Let your most precious thoughts
fly out behind you –
I shall catch them and hang them on trees
to be blown away with the leaves one day.”

Now, leaves are falling.
and clouds never learnt the idea
of being solid.
We had to learn our troubles.
Come outside and breathe:
each breath is the only breath
in this instant, the first breath
never before, never again.
Everything is fresh and new:
don’t forget to be surprised!

A baby claps her hands and laughs with delight
at a thousand new things
every day.
Don’t grow old and bored of loving,
throw away the habit
of telling stories that dull the senses.
Be delighted
again and again.

Dance now because
everything you have
you will lose one day.
This is the best reason to dance!
Let life be like clouds
soft and magnificent
enjoying a wild transformation.

The birds are having a marvellous time
riding on the wind today.
Look at the sky!
Don’t tie yourself down
to anything which is no longer alive.
When the wind comes to rattle your windows
open them up and fly.
Be happy and free.

This is your moment:
incomprehensibly tremendous,
amazingly unexplored.
Don’t attempt to fit it
into a familiar dusty box.
The great mysteries have been waiting
far too long
for your presence
for the salute of your attention
for your joyful celebration.

Breathing formless into form,
form into formless,
be the crazy one
in love with nothing.
Be the one who, losing everything, can’t stop laughing,
who hangs their precious thoughts on trees
to be blown away like leaves.
Be that one who listens to the wind and smiles inexplicably,
blessed by every breath, saying
Thank you,
Thank you.
Thank you

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Unwrapped

The moon took me tonight,
took me with her luminous beauty
hanging there, so secret, so full
and wrapped me, a million times around.

I wish she had wrapped me
a million times more,
so that I might have drawn
closer, enough to stay;

Because the light she reflects
was always soft and true,
and she never whispers anything
that is not love.

A friend put his hand on my heart
then took it away completely,
so now when the wind blows
it blows right through me.

Everything I thought was me
hurts too much to keep,
I walk like a person
but feel all air and space.

I hoped he could touch my mind
so I would lose that too,
because all I ever ask for
is to be fully empty.

The moon has gone behind clouds
and the wind is not blowing.
I am becoming unwrapped.
I sit like a person, an old, tired person.

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If I Were a Bird

If I were a bird,
I would fly –
it would be that easy!

No need to do anything else
but soar and glide freely
The wind would be my guide
I would dance on invisible currents,
wings spread out wide
and what then?
How wise i would be,
knowing nothing!

Today, in the rain,
while we huddled indoors
and time passed by,
a bird flew up! Up!
Straight into the grey white cloud
and then it was gone
into the unknown beyond
where the sun was still shining.

If i were a bird,
I would fly –
it would be that easy!

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