Emptiness Cafe by Susan Kahn
Like shadow and light,
Though I cannot find time itself.
Cities mirrored in thought,
Nothing standing alone.
There is no seer without the seen,
No thought without thing.
Subject and object inter-rise.
Feelings, perceptions, none self-made.
Not even the heart
Lights its own flame.
The separate self departs.
There are sensations, conversations,
But no I to claim
This emptiness cafe.
Exquisitely beautiful and profound-what a gift!
One of my all time favorite sites and blogs– emptiness teachings shared with scholarly depth, cultivation and Susan Kahn’s typical down -to -earth, humble manner that is so very warm and appealing as comes from nothing but pure love.
Many thanks, in gratitude,
May 2, 2011 at 11:01 pm
Sharp, focussed, poetic and simply beautiful – so typical of Susan’s wideawake expressions.
Many thanks for this post!
~ miriam louisa
May 3, 2011 at 12:39 am
Intro by Susan is excellent, this whole site motif is just..Cool! It is incredible to be a part of this community with all of you..and Hi Maren, you’re awesome!
May 3, 2011 at 1:19 am
Thanks for making contact again. I really enjoy your poetry. Thanks. love, Alan
May 3, 2011 at 2:40 am
I like that, “Not even the heart Lights its own flame.” Because that which lights the heart, is what the heart loves….
May 3, 2011 at 6:51 am
I love Susan’s inspired poetry. Good thing it got featured here.
Don’t forget to follow her – Emptiness Café – on Twitter to satiate your unquenchable thirst for emptiness teachings!
May 3, 2011 at 3:59 pm
So lovely to read all these comments, hello, dearest Miriam Louisa, hi, dear fellow airliner Michael, and you’ve got exquisite taste in poetry, dear Greg:)
Hugs to you all, including thanks to the Editor-in-chief for yet another appealing, funky post, awesome graphics!!!
May 3, 2011 at 8:07 pm
Hello, dearest Alan! So lovely to see you as always!
Much Love from Maren xxx
May 4, 2011 at 6:04 pm