1. And Yet

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    September 24, 2015 by babylondogs

    I want to break down in tears. But I can’t. I’m a zombie stuck in the twilight of doing and …
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  2. A Haiku

    August 31, 2015 by babylondogs

    Moon gazing – the frogs in the pond Sing.

  3. Wick

    August 20, 2015 by babylondogs

    I am a thrice-braided wick, curling upon itself, self-consumed; producing from the wax a pungent tallow scent. The house clears …
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  4. Hour of the Hare

    July 26, 2015 by babylondogs

    Found myself awake in bed at 0322 this morning. In traditional Japanese time, that’s during the hour of the tiger. …
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  5. Five Society

    July 25, 2015 by babylondogs

    Sunrise is @ 0649 today. I woke up at five this morning. I will be waking up at this time …
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  6. Hunt

    July 13, 2015 by babylondogs

    Unable to explore the sinewy nuances of longing, I have chosen to duck my head, crouch in the ravine, and …
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  7. Fgdkfotm

    June 26, 2015 by babylondogs

    I’m putting my dog to sleep today. These are three realizations I want to share: 1. Life isn’t hard. We …
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Our Journey

Before going any further, you should get a few certain books. You probably already read them, but they are so important you should keep them around as resource material. And if you're anything like me, you have worn them out by reading them numerous times. It's time for new copies.

By Jack Kerouac: Book of Haikus, Dharma Bums, Good Blonde and Others.
By Rumi: The Essential Rumi, The Book of Love, The Big Red Book. (All translated by Coleman Barks).
By Thich Nhat Hanh: Be Free Where You Are, The Miracle of Mindfulness, Peace is Every Step, The World We Have, True Love.
By Anthony de Mello: Awareness, The Way to Love.
By Others: Pleasures of the Damned (Charles Bukowski).


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This list is a partial one and is updated daily.


Thich Nhat Hanh
Be Free Where You Are
Peace is Every Step
The Miracle of Mindfulness
The World We Have
True Love
Zen Keys
Anthony de Mello
The Way to Love
Rediscovering Life
Thomas Moore
Care of the Soul
The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life
The Soul of Sex
Eastern Wisdom
Dhammapada, Buddha
The Heart Sutra, Buddha
Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind, S. Suzuki
The Bhagavad Gita
Tao Te Ching
The Shambhala Principle
The Art of War
The I Ching
Zen Buddhism
The Way of the Bodhisattva
How to be Compassionate
The Three Pillars of Zen
An Invitation to Practice Zen, Low
A First Zen Reader, Leggett
Western Wisdom
The Imitation of Christ, T. a Kempis
The Epistle of James
Works of Love
Dark Night of the Soul
The Qur’an
Socrates Café
A People’s History of Christianity
Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer
Wisdom from the Monastery
The Jesuit Guide, Martin
The Essential Wisdom of the Saints, Gangi
Mindfulness, Langer
Born to Run, Christopher McDougall
Barefoot Running, Mike Sandler
The Barefoot Running Book, Jason Robillard
Eat and Run, Scott Jurek
Running with the Mind of Meditation
Barefoot Running Step by Step, Ken Saxton
Why We Run
The Haiku Handbook
Book of Haikus, Kerouac
The Haiku Anthology, Cor Van den Heu
Haiku Moment
Haiku, 4 Vols. Blyth
Essential Sufism
The Essential Rumi
The Prophet
A Year with Hafiz
Jack Kerouac
Book of Haikus (see Haiku section)
Dharma Bums
Windblown World
On the Road
Doctor Sax
Desolation Angels
Good Blonde & Others
Allen Ginsberg
Deliberate Prose
Charles Bukowski
The Pleasures of the Damned
South of No North
Contrary to Popular Belief
Inside a Dog
The Secret History of the World
Pronoia, Brezny
New Seeds of Contemplation, Merton
1984, Orwell
Animal Farm, Orwell
Spontaneous Healing, Weil
In Tune with the Infinite, Trine
The Masonic Myth
Secret Societies, Barrett
A Concise Biography of Adolph Hitler
Thee 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People
Civil Disobedience
On Killing
The Inferno
Paradise Lost
Don Quixote
The Metamorphosis
Seven Stories
Catcher in the Rye
The Best Short Stories of O. Henry
The Complete Sherlock Holmes
Gifts of the Crow
The Collected Poems of A. E. Housman
Billy Collins
William Shakespeare
William Wordsworth
Geography of Poets, Field
Eat and Run, Jurek
Moments of Clarity

A 7 letter word.

I am my Name.

Elan Mudrow

The Ridges of Intertextuallity


100 Haiku

Babylon Dogs

Paroxysms of an Awakened Dystopian



Poems & Poèmes

"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart." – William Wordsworth

Bag of Anything

lies, propaganda, doggerel

Valeri's poems & random thoughts

Just my words and weirdness


All the birds and sharks have started to sing.

The Opus of a Jaybird.

An Online Collection of Writing.

Beautiful Insanity

A heart on fire, fighting with all its might.

Psuche Running

breathing :: preaching :: running

Stories & Movement

The Sum of a Life

Linguist Monk

food, martial arts, languages, foreign, expat, travel, muay thai, bjj, kickboxing

Profane Light

Discovering the sacred in the profane and enlightenment among the shadows.

Sharmishtha Basu

paintings, poems and thoughts

The Girl in the Little Black Dress

Natalie. 18. Fashion Blogger.

Reject Reality

The world as I see it, according to myself.

Buddhaful Britt

C'mon Inner Peace... I Don't Have All Damn Day


My life is my big moment. Only if I had enough nerve to make that moment bigger.

Портретная матрёшка на заказ

Профессиональный художник Ольга Ермакова


The Poetic Journey of John White, writer

Random Musings

Poetry by Pooja Alok

Let's get ready to ramble

Vague Ideations and Fits of Reverie from a human enthusiast


Quick Slick Poetry Written on a Blackberry Q5

Morden Mennonite Church

Together on a journey with Jesus...


A place for expression, that is currently under construction.

Personally disordered

Poems of the Strange & Terrible EST. 13 July 2014

Finding Peace

There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind. -C.S. Lewis


This WordPress.com site is the bee's knees


A Space for Enjoying Writing


Look Within Yourself

52 society

To Enlighten the world on Freemasonry in general.


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