Notes Found on the Refrigerator September 2018

22 Sep

Gossip vs Truth   [Koan]

Some sort of melodic minor,

the only note a hummingbird leaves;

fluttering away with the nectar

before the buzz of the bees.


Oh quite down Fido!

You’ll have a heart attack.


A Peaceful Exhale

Sometimes when I deeply inhale,

my body stands still to hear

the soft distant sound of chanting voices,

tuning in rehearsal

for their first and last symphony.

I, as the conductor, seem to arrive late.

However, each time I do the chanting stops

as I search for another apology.

A perfect crescendo in all voices

breaks out exclaiming,

“Stand still,

free refreshments are on the way!”

I take the podium asking all to rise

on the other side, in a peaceful exhale

In tuning. 


Each time when I may disagree,

 I take a deep breath and cross over to the other side… another place to go

 to understand, to stand, and to carry my thoughts from compromise to truth;

I have  found myself on a mutual  side, having discarded ego .



Posted by on September 22, 2018 in Existential, Life, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Sittting still, Zen


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17 responses to “Notes Found on the Refrigerator September 2018

  1. sanaarizvi

    September 25, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    Yes breathing .. that too.. deeply.. can calm the nerves and help us think straight before jumping to a conclusion. 💜

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  2. magicalmysticalteacher

    September 24, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    I wonder if Fido is paying attention. 😉

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  3. hypercryptical

    September 24, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Please can I borrow your refrigerator as I could read your notes forever.
    Brilliant little notes above, loved them all and the third made me smile and that LoL stuff.
    Anna :o]

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  4. Rommy Driks

    September 24, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    I always worry my dog will injure his leg when he starts hopping around and barking like a maniac.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Judie (@oljude5)

    September 24, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Deep thoughts. Enjoyed pondering them. Hope to read more. Also enjoyed the little one’s birthday.
    G wont let me comment on WordPress for some odd reason only they know. I dont even use twitter. But it works here! Thanks.

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  6. dsnake1

    September 24, 2018 at 5:50 am

    interesting notes, ZQ.
    i think sometimes a deep inhale/exhale (we called it count to ten?) can avoid some problems and regrets in the future. and i think “free refreshments are on the way!” would get a lot of attention. 🙂

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  7. vandana

    September 24, 2018 at 5:38 am

    Once we let go of ego, hatred and anger, life can be a bliss and peaceful.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Sumana Roy

    September 24, 2018 at 12:01 am

    How lovely! It’s excellent to be wise and just ‘be’ with a smile.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. thotpurge

    September 23, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    Each time when I may disagree,
    I take a deep breath and cross over to the other side… such a glorious though, especially combined with the chanting!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. susanstoo

    September 23, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    To be in the concert or to be the conductor–that is the question. I think I like it both ways.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    September 23, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    I love all of these. Beautiful, profound, yet with a sweet lightness too.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Mary

    September 23, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Gossip vs. Truth! Whoever would have thought that it would be so hard to tell the difference!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Sherry Marr

    September 23, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Sometimes I can faintly hear the chanting in preparation for that final concert. Love the idea of you as conductor arriving late, scattering sheet music. That would be me, too.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Gillena Cox

    September 23, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Very interesting ZQ
    Thanks for dropping by my sumi-e Sunday today


    Liked by 1 person

  15. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    September 23, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    I love the strength that breathing brings.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. anmol(alias HA)

    September 23, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Oh, this thought of taking a deep breath instead of exploding when not in favor is such a wise practice. It comes with experience — the moment that passes in that exhalation can help in developing a fresh perspective. I love how you portray it as if enjoying this crescendo with a pause.

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  17. kanzensakura

    September 23, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Good way to be, walking in another’s shoes.

    Liked by 1 person


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