Hamish Lindop

When I was young one thing I was taught was how to colonize,

But tonight I need the night air to show me coolness and equanimity,

I need the estuary water to show me peaceful undulation,

And……………..I need the moments in between those dots to pass slowly.

The stars stay in the sky and twinkle, they keep twinkling, they are consistent in their vibration.

Maybe some of them have ceased at point of origin.

If I can be so greedy as to ask for all those taonga to be gifted to me,

Then perhaps I can be a little more with people, and rocks, and cars, and pavement, tomorrow.

I wonder how much I can be with the stars tonight?

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I have been searching for the truth for a long time, and what I have found, that I feel in my heart to be true, is a sense that everything is made of a warm, compassionate substance, the substrata of the universe, and that we will always be this, be…

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