twitter crosspost || 24may22 [part II]

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I was continuing to feel inspired, so I added a bit more to the story with Winter. I’m not gonna post the whole additional thread, but another nine fragments added to the original starting with the two below. Follow the tweet link for the rest. It’s probably dreck, so click with care and watch your step.

twitter crosspost || 24may22

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A bit of something for a new Twitter community Anne Morrigan started. Don’t know if my poor effort will end up being anything, but I’m always good for falling on my face in front of a crowd (no liquor required!). First five to start off. Let’s see if twit-lit will be my thing.

Some 1250 characters after the jump…

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mushin || day 144: latent 潜在的

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peel back dream skin
& find
fur teeth wings claws
within

This series of writing explorations that I call mushin are an attempt to grasp the concept of mushin no shin (mind without mind, 無心の心, often shortened to mushin, or “no-mind”). I am using prompts from 365 Tao, largely because they are Zen and Tao themes for meditation (which suits this exploration), not as an endorsement for the book from which they are derived. The daily prompts can be found in this table. Anyone wishing to participate is welcome to do so, either post your own response to the prompt below or post a link to your response in the comments.

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Today, for whatever reason, I have New Model Army’s Winter on repeat in my head. I actually haven’t listened to the album for a long while, but a number of songs are spontaneously playing in my head and getting me thinking about other things going on my head… Or maybe it’s the other things going on in my head that is prompting the auto-replay of the album. It probably is not asynchronous, but an ebb and flow of thoughts that feed each other in the synchronous manner of things.

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veiled } heartsthorn/

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cover my eyes
that i might see
past trees &
into forestdense
shadowlands
where earthhearts
thornthrob vermillion
leaves there where
sunlight's mere trickle
flutters with
each breath screamed

pierced by antlers
by head pours out
blankverse dream