Skywriting Meditation…

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From a ‘finity’ of moments yet another humble one… perhaps among the humblest of moments and the most fulfilling…

SKYWRITING
by Ken McKeon

What do I have to do with the sky?
It doesn’t drape me
With a living curtain like the sea,
Doesn’t open me to coral
Or to moving shoals
Dense
With the calligraphic
Passages of streaming fish,
It’s just the sky,
It’s hard to read,
Easier to feel

As it reveals my nostrils
At the start of a breath,
Or my richly nimble tongue
As it wrestles the air into a note,
Just saying this
Draws me
Closer to a patch of sunlight
On our kitchen’s maple island,
I blow a breath out to it,
The warmth trembles,
My face is now alive with light,
My heart welcomes my lips,
My brow furrows
With a low key rambling joy,

I find myself at sea with a feeling sense
Of the pooling realm I am,
Wavering softly
Coal branches
Are the volume
Enhancements of a day of light,
The schools of sensations
Drench our throats with song,
Here they come again, the whole
Fleeting array,
Down to its ever darkening depths,
Up to the sunlit blossoming
Cloudless blueness of the sky.

About David Filippone

I have been a student of Tarthang Tulku’s Time, Space, Knowledge (TSK) vision for over twenty-five years. For the past twelve years, I’ve studied TSK and Full Presence Mindfulness with Jack Petranker, director of the Center for Creative Inquiry (CCI). I have also participated in programs offered by Carolyn Pasternak of the Odiyan Center. For the past several years, I have curated the CCI Facebook page, which is often TSK-focused, and I serve on the CCI Board of Directors. The CCI Facebook page can be found at the following link... https://tinyurl.com/ybyfolcf
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