Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

What did you bring to the world?

You don’t have many days to stay, traveler.

March 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

Kathleen O’Toole: Mindful

Samsara’s in every in-breath, each shutter click of attention: first warning
signs of famine, children lining up
for the soldiers’ candy

November 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Tales of the Holy Man

Word spread across the countryside about the wise Holy Man who lived in a small house atop the mountain. A man from the village decided to make the long and … Continue reading

December 16, 2018 · 2 Comments

Rennyo Shonin: Yesterday is Spent

Summer and fall slip away; the months and years go by; yesterday is spent, and today draws to a close. Little did I know that I would grow old before I … Continue reading

December 12, 2018 · 2 Comments

Bokar Rinpoche: Friendship

Like birds landing on a tree top together and then dispersing, we are together for a very short time. Therefore, it makes sense to live in harmony in unconditional friendship. … Continue reading

November 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Only One Resolution

Originally posted on Great Middle Way:
We make several New Year’s resolutions, only to abandon them before the end of February. Perhaps this is so because our resolutions do not…

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

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