Category: Poetry & Prose

Original poetry and prose by Walter


ROI or ‘return on investment’ is a common measure to calculate what a particular investment will give back. Is the payoff worth the effort? On its surface there is very little content here and so many may overlook the value and deeper meaning in these seventeen syllables. I suggest that your ROI in reading, contemplating, and living the following haiku may be very high. Enjoy!

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In listening to the following composition, some minds may not sense the threat. Some minds will see “mate” as in the game of chess and take the opportunity to move away to safety. And still other minds will sense “checkmate” and… surrender.

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But a Memory

I would encourage you to listen to the recording of this poem! I’ve seen an evolution from just ‘reading’ the poems to ‘performing’ them with much more emphasis and nuance. It has become so much fun, a joy, and I hope you feel that through the reading. ☺️

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Haiku Pointers

Here are some recent haiku to enjoy! I often will write a haiku and copy it onto a tiny scrap of paper, carrying it with me for the day. Sometimes I will find it after forgetting it’s there and enjoy the discovery all over again. It’s also nice to leave the small scrap of paper on a desk at the office or school where someone else may discover and enjoy the tiny yet powerful pointer.

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Happily Ever Always

As the old saying goes (paraphrased): “If you want to make an enemy, try to change someone.” The following might be read as a “put down” to those lost in the world – of whom, at times, I count myself as one! More this is a suggestion to be the example of what you have discovered – that you are very existence, consciousness, bliss.

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Out of Bliss

Short poems like “Out of Bliss” are some of my favorites as they say so much with so little. There is a rhythmic quality that is almost like a mantra. This may serve to quiet the mind somewhat and allow an understanding prior to thought.

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Anytime is Everytime

This poem points to the timelessness of our true nature. “When” we are looking from is eternity itself, eternity which holds all space-time in a ‘superposition’. Truly everything is happening everywhere all at once! If you insist on giving this to the mind to figure out, make sure you have an aspirin handy 😉

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