Author Archives: ktrammel

About ktrammel

Author of Gathered Rain, and Between the Hours, which can be found on Amazon. Read more on my sites, Flowerwatch.net, or sophilos.net

Limestone Sleeps, A Poem from My Book, “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “Dusk,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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Gathering Cloud, A poem from My Book, “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “Evening,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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Reflection, A Poem from My Book “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “Afternoon,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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Lonely, A Poem from My Book, “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “Midday,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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Ch’atlich, from My Book “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “Morning,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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Dawn, A Poem from My book “Between the Hours”

For the next little while, I intend to showcase here a poem-a-day from my recent book, “Between the Hours” (Please click here for more information). Below is the first in this series. Please enjoy these! The book is divided into … Continue reading

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The Eagle’s View of the Bustling Train

Do you hate the earth so much that you must run swiftly across it your feet untouching while you tear the belly of the still air and rip the breast of mountain and prairie, indifferent what passes behind you but … Continue reading

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Stretching Out

   How lovely, Through the torn paper window    The Milky Way. -Issa (Blyth)

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Brother Bat

   The bat Lives hidden    Under the broken umbrella. -Buson (Blyth)

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Fellowship of Life

   A drop of rain! The frog wiped his forehead    with his wrist. -Issa (Nobuyuki Uyasa)

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Love

A drowsy breeze sighs and the sky’s dry shell is filled with the voice of pines -Onitsura (tr. H. Behn)

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Ineffable Beauty

A hair as white as the snow That a swan has flown over. -Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

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Beginnings Abide in Ends

Dusk… Stars    shining already between shores of cloud. -J.R.R. Tolkien, LOTR

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Solomon’s Envy

   In the midst of the plain Sings the skylark,    Free of all things. -Basho (Blyth)

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Knowing

It cannot be attained by mind;It is not to be sought after through mindlessness.It cannot be created by speech;It cannot be penetrated by silence.The geese do not wish to leave their reflection behind;The water has no mind to retain their … Continue reading

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Humility

If you wish to know the road up the mountain, You must ask the man who goes back and forth on it. -Zenrinkushu (R.H. Blyth)

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Stop and See

If you do not get it from yourself, where will you go for it? -Zenrinkushu (tr. R. H. Blyth)

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Consciousness

To have the sun and the moon in one’s sleeve; To hold the universe in the palm of one’s hand. -Zenrinkushu (tr. R. H. Blyth) To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild … Continue reading

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Flexibility, Strength

Only seeing the sharpness of the awl; Not knowing the squareness of the stone-chisel. -Zenrinkushu (tr. R. H. Blyth)

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Emptying to Fullness

The plum tree, dwindling, contains    less of the spring; But the garden is wider, and holds    more of the moon. -Zenrinkushu (tr. R. H. Blyth)

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