POETRY | THICH NHAT HANH | BUDDHISM

A tribute to my teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh

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Beloved, Thay — I sought your wisdom
because you knew pain and loss
and lived compassionately despite them
I walked in your footsteps
to witness your courage and love
a beautiful lotus in a world of mud

Through your words
a darkened soul found light
learned to live mindfully
compassionately with loving-kindness
You taught…

ESSAY | SELF-IMPROVEMENT | KNOW THYSELF HEAL THYSELF

Two focused areas in my life for 2022

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My theme for 2022 is to let go of things that do not serve me spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically. In Buddhist terms, this is called detachment. I’ve already written an essay on my journey from Acceptance in 2014 to Detachment this year.

So I won’t be rehashing any of…

ARTICLES | CURATED STORIES | KNOW THYSELF HEAL THYSELF

During the week of January 17th — 23rd

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Hello, my Spiritual Travellers! I have curated two stories that resonate with my spirit from each of the five featured themes — Poetry, Spirituality, Life Lessons, Love, and Awareness. Please understand that this is not a ‘whose who of the best’ type of curation. All of your work is valuable…

POETRY | KNOW THYSELF HEAL THYSELF

‘Civilized’ humans do not understand

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Nature works through cycles
the sun and moon know when to rise and set
the ocean swells and flattens
If droughts make land unfertile
another paradise springs up elsewhere

Earthquakes destroy human constructs
and create new mountains
Volcanos’ lava fields expand and blow
new land appears, and the old implodes
Even weather ebbs and…

WRITING PROMPTS

Moon intrigue!

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Welcome to Writers’ Sunday Prompt where you, our PW writers, get to prompt your fellow writers!

This week, we have an intriguing prompt. Write a poem, essay, or piece of fiction based on the following:

Tonight, the waning moon has an aura no camera could truly capture.
Rose Malana

When using this prompt, please remember to mention Rose Malana and drop a link at the end of your story with this prompt’s URL. Hit enter after you’ve added the link and watch… magic happens!

How can you submit a prompt for Writers’ Sunday? Simply email it to me — ravynehawke@gmail.com no later than 11 pm CST on Fridays.

Be sure to use “Writers’ Sunday” in the Subject line of your email.

Have a great Sunday!

~Ravyne Hawke, EIC & Rose Malana, Line Editor

Ravyne Hawke

Poet, Fiction Writer, Artist, Dreamer | “Enlightenment is when a wave realizes it is the Ocean” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

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