Andrew Furst

Clouds Tell Us – Editing Is Complete

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My editor Lisa Cerasoli and I have just wrapped up edits to Clouds Tell Us.  So now we go back to Garrett Brown to format the book for print and kindle.  We’re getting close. My book, Clouds Tell Us.  is a collection of poetry exploring the intersection of nature and our humanity. It includes traditional forms like haiku and tanka, free-verse, and others. I invest time in writing poetry for two reasons It pushes me to be fully awake to the emotions and sensations that make me who I am. This helps…read more

Ugo Betti On Being

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If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. Quotes -The path to right view is an arduous walk through fields of manure. Subscribe to My NewsletterJoin me for a little peace through reflection, art, video, sound, and poetry Leave this field empty if you’re human:

One Minute Meditation – Field Pond Sunset

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Field Pond Sunset The sun rising and setting over water holds a little secret about this world.  The video shows it clearly.  Why does the light make a path directly to us?  Of course, the answer is perspective. If we were someone else, sitting on the other side of Field Pond, the sunshine would make another distinct path towards us?  This is obvious, but also a little enigmatic. If we scratch the surface of this, it unlocks a Pandora’s box of questions and observation. What is the nature of the…read more

Ten Word Story – Curtain – Verse Us (Poems by Me)

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A Ten Word Story CurtainIf 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:

Secularism? – Say What?

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Secularism? If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. Say What?  is an ongoing series of laconic exchanges on Buddhism in the format of a comic strip.  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:

Christmas Eve by Bill Berkson – Compass Songs

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Christmas Eve by Bill Berkson                     for Vincent Warren Behind the black water tower under the grey of the sky that feeds it smoke speeds to where a pigeon spreads its wings This is no great feat Cold pushes out its lust We walk we drink we cast our giggling insults Would you please leave the $2.50 you owe me I would rather not talk about it just now              Money bores me I would like to visit someone…read more

Thomas Hardy on Verse

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If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. Quotes -The path to right view is an arduous walk through fields of manure. Subscribe to My NewsletterJoin me for a little peace through reflection, art, video, sound, and poetry Leave this field empty if you’re human:

Do We Need a Reason To Be Happy? – Dialectic Two-Step

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Question: Do We Need a Reason To Be Happy? ..and if yes then should it be tied to a person, goal or what? Response: I think you have another alternative. First, happiness is a temporary thing. More precisely happiness is as temporary as the things that we tie it too. If we seek happiness in quick fix bursts – like sugar, sex, or shiny things – our happiness will be short lived. If we tie it to things that are lasting but more difficult to attain, happiness can be hard to…read more

Autumn Drive Through The Poconos – A Three Minute Meditation

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Autumn Drive Through The Poconos On the way back from Baltimore,  my wife drove part of the way. So I took some video of the fall foliage starting to bloom in the Poconos. If you enjoyed this post,  please like and share. Minute Meditations is an ongoing series of short videos, poems, and commentary intended as a meditation.  Offered as an opportunity to step back from your cyber routine and settle into a more natural rhythm, if only for a minute. Dialectic Two Step, Modern Koans, Verse Us, Say What?, and Minute…read more

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