Andrew Furst

Verse Us – Eden’s Address – A Video Poem

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If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. Verse Us – Poems I write: haiku, senryu, mesostics, free verse, random word constructions, I might even use rhyme or meter once and a while. Dialectic Two Step, Modern Koans, Verse Us, Say What?, and Minute Meditations all copyright Andrew Furst Subscribe to My NewsletterJoin me for a little peace through reflection, art, video, sound, and poetry Leave this field empty if you’re human: Eden’s Address – A Video Poem Eden’s Address Municipal grey, empty, A house of allegedly righteous character. After…read more

Modern Koans – 10 Questions Buddhists Get

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I get questions about Buddhism fairly regularly.  Here are some of the more common ones. 1. What is the goal of Buddhism? Many of the worlds religions have goals.  Christians and Muslims seek eternal life. Confucians aspire to harmony and order. Hindus seek union with the divine. Buddhism takes as it’s goal liberation. Liberation from what? Shortly before he died, the Buddha was purported to have said, “I have taught one thing and one thing only, dukkha and the cessation of dukkha.” Dukkha, roughly translated, can  mean suffering, anxiety, stress, or discontentment. The Buddha pointed out…read more

Verse Us – Heart(beat) – A Video Poem

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If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. Verse Us – Poems I write: haiku, senryu, mesostics, free verse, random word constructions, I might even use rhyme or meter once and a while. Dialectic Two Step, Modern Koans, Verse Us, Say What?, and Minute Meditations all copyright Andrew Furst Subscribe to My NewsletterJoin me for a little peace through reflection, art, video, sound, and poetry Leave this field empty if you’re human: Heart(beat) – A Video Poem Heart(beat) It’s hard to see how you might tame a heart Considering how…read more

Verse Us – Tacoma Ain’t Got No Spine (Over) – A Poem

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If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. Verse Us – Poems I write: haiku, senryu, mesostics, free verse, random word constructions, I might even use rhyme or meter once and a while. Dialectic Two Step, Modern Koans, Verse Us, Say What?, and Minute Meditations all copyright Andrew Furst Subscribe to My NewsletterJoin me for a little peace through reflection, art, video, sound, and poetry Leave this field empty if you’re human: Tacoma Ain’t Got No Spine (Over) This poem is a mesostic.  A mesostic is a poem or other…read more

Compass Songs – Invictus

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If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share.  Compass Songs is an ongoing series of works by poets that I enjoy. Poetry, as the Zen Masters have said, is like a finger pointing to the moon. It speaks the Subscribe to My NewsletterJoin me for a little peace through reflection, art, video, sound, and poetry Leave this field empty if you’re human: My youngest son’s favorite. Invictus By William Ernest Henley Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For…read more

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