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. Get Each Month’s Poems In Your Email Box Dialectic Two Step, Modern Koans, Verse Us, Say What?, and Minute Meditations all copyright Andrew Furst Eden’s Address – A Video Poem Eden’s Address Municipal grey, empty, A house of allegedly righteous character. After a day or two, the chess-i-ness becomes a game of desire. Borrowing rook and pawn moves…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. Get Each Month’s Poems In Your Email Box Dialectic Two Step, Modern Koans, Verse Us, Say What?, and Minute Meditations all copyright Andrew Furst Heart(beat) – A Video Poem Heart(beat) It’s hard to see how you might tame a heart Considering how we poke and prod it Fact is watching mine is not exactly at the top of…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. Get Each Month’s Poems In Your Email Box Dialectic Two Step, Modern Koans, Verse Us, Say What?, and Minute Meditations all copyright Andrew Furst Tacoma Ain’t Got No Spine (Over) This poem is a mesostic.  A mesostic is a poem or other typography such that a vertical phrase intersects lines of horizontal text. It is similar to an…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 unspeakable. Get Each Month’s Compass Song In Your Email Box 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 my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced…read more

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