Themes :

A common spiritual metaphor describes each individual as a drop of water within the Ocean of God. In deep bliss, however, this becomes a perceptual reality. The mystical state reveals a shining golden-whiteness, radiating from a central point. It seems to flow outward, like water. There is an almost physical sensation of floating; you are immersed in that living Ocean. This Ocean is warm, embracing, vitalizing, made of pure love. You immediately recognize these boundless waters as your true home.

Sometimes the awareness of this water rushes upon you intensely, rising up, like a fountain. Sometimes it pours gently over you like a warm summer rain. Sometimes, though this water ceaselessly flows, it is also as still as a mountain lake. And sometimes it glistens and then seemingly vanishes like morning dew before the sun.

You witness this water flowing everywhere, permeating everything in the universe, including yourself. It is the flow of this water that animates us and gives us life. What we think of as the individual self moves and acts only because it is moved and acted upon by this divine stream.

The riverways flow, causing creation to dance while slowly drawing all awareness back to the Golden Ocean.


In some Eastern poetry, particularly Zen poetry, water sometimes has an alternate meaning.

Water can also be understood as the world of manifest reality. It reflects the light of enlightenment. In fact, that is the purpose of manifestation. But while that reflection appears to be real, it is found to be fleeting, changing, ultimately intangible -- like water.

Poems with the theme of Water

  A Morning Offering
  Beannacht / Blessing
  For Freedom
  In Praise of the Earth
  Abhishiktananda, Swami (Le Saux, Henri) Arunachala is a symbol
  Abil-Kheir, Abu-Said Mansoor, that whale of the Oceans of Love
  Abulafia, Rabbi Abraham Circles 1 (from Life of the Future World)
  Adyashanti Rest and Be Taken
  AE (Russell, George William) Divine Visitation
  AE (Russell, George William) Unity
  Akhmatova, Anna I've learned to live simply, wisely
  Akhmatova, Anna A land not mine, still
  Alighieri, Dante All Being within this order, by the laws (from The Paradiso, Canto I)
  Allama Prabhu If it rains fire
  Ammons, A. R. Eyesight
  Ammons, A. R. Hymn
  Ammons, A. R. Rogue Elephant
  Anandamurti (Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan) On the path of the journey to effulgence,
  Angelou, Maya Alone
  Angelou, Maya On the Pulse of Morning
  Arabi, Muhyiddin ibn In Memory of Those Who Melt the Soul Forever
  Attar, Farid ud-Din About True Seekers
  Attar, Farid ud-Din The Dullard Sage
  Attar, Farid ud-Din The peacock's excuse
  Attar, Farid ud-Din All who, reflecting as reflected see
  Attar, Farid ud-Din The angels have bowed down to you and drowned
  Aurobindo Reminiscence
  Aurobindo The Word of The Silence
  Ayaz In every moment I am free
  Badakhshani, Binavi I became water
  Barker, Elsa The Mystic Rose
  Basava The waters of joy
  Basava Where they feed the fire
  Basho, Matsuo A banana plant in the autumn gale
  Basho, Matsuo awakened
  Basho, Matsuo Old pond
  Battacharya, Mahendranath Oh Ma Kali, for a long time now
  Bedil, Abdul-Qader His Living Proof
  Beni Raga Ramkali
  Berrigan, Daniel Prayer on the Six P.M. Subway
  Berry, Wendell Sabbaths 1998, VI
  Berry, Wendell The Real Work
  Bitkoff, Stewart Desert Tears
  Bitkoff, Stewart The Religions
  Blake, William Awake! awake O sleeper of the land of shadows (from Jerusalem)
  Blake, William Hear the voice of the Bard!
  Boethius Invocation
  Boethius Love is Lord of All
  Booth, Philip First Lesson
  Brabazon, Francis Dawn is a Friend
  Brabazon, Francis Once God, that Great Being (from Stay With God)
  Brabazon, Francis Our drop souls are of the ocean of Truth
  Bradstreet, Anne There is a path no vulture's eye hath seen (from The Vanity of All Worldly Things)
  Broughton, James Easter Exultet
  Buson Miles of frost
  Buson Short nap
  Buson spring rain
  Carpenter, Edward The Lake of Beauty
  Carpenter, Edward The sun shines, as of old
  Carpenter, Edward The sun, the moon and the stars
  Catherine of Siena We were enclosed (from Prayer 20)
  Ching-Yuen, Loy To know Tao
  Chinook (Anonymous) Teach us, and show us the Way
  Chiyo-ni, Fukuda cool clear water
  Chiyo-ni, Fukuda hands drop
  Chiyo-ni, Fukuda on the road
  Chiyo-ni, Fukuda spring rain
  Coleridge, Samuel Taylor There is one Mind, one omnipresent Mind (from Religious Musings)
  Coleridge, Samuel Taylor Kubla Khan
  Colliver, Andrew Nocturne
  cummings, e. e. i am a little church(no great cathedral)
  Dadu Dayal So priceless is the birth, O brother
  Dariya Sahib of Bihar Without love there can be no devotion and wisdom (from Love Chapter)
  Dariya Sahib of Bihar You have nothing to worry about
  Dasimayya, Devara Who is it that echoes
  Dickinson, Emily I taste a liquor never brewed
  Dogen, Eihei Ching-ch'ing's raindrop sound
  Dogen, Eihei One of fifteen verses on Dogen's mountain retreat:
  Dogen, Eihei One of six verses composed in An'yoin Temple in Fukakusa, 1230:
  Efendi, Seyh Ibrahim The Sufi Way
  Eliot, T. S. Burnt Norton - excerpt 2 (from The Four Quartets)
  Eliot, T. S. Not the intense moment (from The Four Quartets)
  Emre, Yunus Go and let it be known to all lovers
  Emre, Yunus The drink sent down from Truth
  Emre, Yunus True speech is the fruit of not speaking
  Farid, Baba Sheikh Fathom the ocean
  Farid, Baba Sheikh Fathom the ocean
  Farid, Baba Sheikh Like a deep sea
  Farid, Baba Sheikh On the bank of a pool in the moor
  Farid, Baba Sheikh You must fathom the ocean
  Feng-kan (Big Stick) Sinking like a rock in the sea
  Fox, John Blown Home
  Fox, John Elbows
  Fox, John Home Equity
  Fox, John Let
  Galib, Seyh If I say that the skies have opened
  Galib, Seyh Were I your treasure, you would squander me
  Gascoigne, Dame Catherine One thing alone I crave / Unum sit mihi totum
  Ghalib, Mirza The drop dies in the river
  Ghalib, Mirza The Rose with its redolent petals
  Gibran, Kahlil Giving
  Gibran, Kahlil Good and Evil
  Gibran, Kahlil Self-Knowledge
  Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von In a Thousand Forms
  Gosain, Haude On the other shore
  Granger, Ivan M. Parched
  Granger, Ivan M. To goslings
  Granger, Ivan M. Fidelity
  Granger, Ivan M. Twelve Ways to Lose Your Head on Maui
  Granger, Ivan M. Rain Upcountry
  Granger, Ivan M. When the Spring Thaw Comes
  Granum Sinapis (Anonymous) Granum Sinapis
  ha Nagid, Samuel Gazing Through the Night
  ha Nagid, Samuel On Fleeing His City
  Hadewijch Dew (from Love's Seven Names)
  Hadewijch Love Has Seven Names
  Hafiz A New World
  Hafiz Spring and all its flowers
  Hafiz The Garden
  Hafiz The Pearl on the Ocean Floor
  Hafiz (Ladinsky, Daniel) Geronimo
  Hafiz (Ladinsky, Daniel) That Lamp That Needs No Oil
  Hakuin Hakuin's Song of Zazen
  Han-Ch'ing, Kuan this autumn scene's worth words paint
  Han-shan (Cold Mountain) Beyond Silence
  Han-shan (Cold Mountain) Clambering up the Cold Mountain path
  Han-shan (Cold Mountain) Down to the stream to watch the jade flow
  Han-shan (Cold Mountain) My heart is like the autumn moon
  Hanh, Thich Nhat Contemplation
  Hanh, Thich Nhat Full Moon Festival
  Hanh, Thich Nhat Looking for Each Other
  Hanh, Thich Nhat Please Call Me by My True Names
  Hao-jan, Meng A Night on the River
  Hao-jan, Meng Climbing Long-View Mountain's Highest Peak
  Hatun, Zeynep I am a fountain, You are my water
  Herbert, George The Flower
  Heschel, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Intimate Hymn
  Heschel, Rabbi Abraham Joshua The Word Most Precious
  Hildegard von Bingen Ave generosa / Hymn to the Virgin
  Hildegard von Bingen Columba aspexit / Sequence for Saint Maximin
  Hildegard von Bingen Holy Spirit of Fire
  Hildegard von Bingen O ignee Spiritus / Hymn to the Holy Spirit
  Hirshfield, Jane Green-Striped Melons
  Hirshfield, Jane Rebus
  Holderlin, Friedrich Remembrance
  Holderlin, Friedrich Hyperion's Song of Destiny
  Holmes, Dick Afternoon in April
  Holmes, Dick You Have Me
  Howe, Marie What the Living Do
  Hsuan Chueh of Yung Chia / Yoka Genkaku In my early years, I set out to acquire learning (from The Song of Enlightenment)
  Hsuan Chueh of Yung Chia / Yoka Genkaku Roll the Dharma thunder (from The Song of Enlightenment)
  Hsuan Chueh of Yung Chia / Yoka Genkaku [52] From my youth I piled studies upon studies (from The Shodoka)
  Hung-chih Cheng-chueh Silently and serenely one forgets all words
  Ibn al-Farid, Umar Compared to my dawn (from The Poem of the Sufi Way)
  ibn Gabirol, Solomon You are wise (from From Kingdom's Crown)
  Ikkyu (Sojun, Ikkyu) A Fisherman
  Ikkyu (Sojun, Ikkyu) a well nobody dug filled with no water
  Iqbal, Allama Muhammad Bright are Thy tresses, brighten them even more (from Baal-i-Jibreel)
  Iqbal, Allama Muhammad Selfhood can demolish the magic of this world (from Baal-i-Jibreel)
  Iqbal, Allama Muhammad To the Saqi (from Baal-i-Jibreel)
  Iraqi, Fakhruddin As sunlight is attributed to the moon, so is the Beloved's form ascribed to the lover; but in truth
  Isaac of Stella Love
  Islam, Nazrul Let's Meet Hereafter!
  Issa, Kobayashi now begins
  Issa, Kobayashi spring begins
  Issa, Kobayashi stillness
  Issa, Kobayashi blown to the big river
  Issa, Kobayashi spring day
  Issa, Kobayashi Buddha's body
  Jacobsen, Rolf Moon and Apple
  Jakushitsu Gathering Tea
  Jakushitsu Rain in Autumn
  Jami, Ahmad Your Beauty
  Jan, Chiao Inscribed on the Wall of the Hut by the Lake
  Janabai You leave your greatness behind you
  Janabai You must accept those who surrender to you
  Jayadeva Raga Maru
  Jayadeva When he quickens all things (from The Gitagovinda)
  Jayadeva When spring came, tender-limbed Radha wandered (from The Gitagovinda)
  Jayadeva You rest on the circle of Sri's breast (from The Gitagovinda)
  Jeffers, Robinson Carmel Point
  Jimenez, Juan Ramon Full Consciousness
  Jimenez, Juan Ramon Oceans
  Jnaneshwar Knowledge and Ignorance (from Amritanubhav)
  Jnaneshwar The Union of Shiva and Shakti (from Amritanubhav)
  John of the Cross I Live Yet Do Not Live in Me
  John of the Cross Song of the Soul That Delights in Knowing God by Faith
  John of the Cross The Fountain
  Kabir Hang up the swing of love today!
  Kabir I burst into laughter
  Kabir I have attained the Eternal Bliss
  Kabir Tell me, O Swan, your ancient tale
  Kabir The Drop and the Sea
  Kabir The Guest is inside you, and also inside me
  Kabir The light of the sun, the moon, and the stars shines bright
  Kabir The Lord is in Me
  Kabir When I found the boundless knowledge
  Kabir Within this earthen vessel
  Kalidas (Edwards, Lawrence) In the cloud raindrops swirl
  Kamalakanta Mother
  Kamalakanta The black bee of my mind is drawn in sheer delight
  Kerouac, Jack The Scripture of the Golden Eternity
  Kerouac, Jack The taste
  Khayyam, Omar [5] Iram indeed is gone with all its Rose
  Khayyam, Omar [7] Come, fill the Cup, and in the Fire of Spring
  Khayyam, Omar [28] With them the Seed of Wisdom did I sow
  Khayyam, Omar [29] Into this Universe, and Why not knowing
  Khayyam, Omar [48] While the Rose blows along the River Brink
  Khayyam, Omar [72] Alas, that Spring should vanish with the Rose!
  Khusrow Dehlawi, Amir The River of Love
  Ko Un In a Temple's Main Hall
  Ko Un Indangsu sea, shine dark blue
  Ko Un Sunlight
  Krishnamurti, Jiddu Ah, Come Sit Beside Me
  Krishnamurti, Jiddu I Am All
  Krishnamurti, Jiddu I have been a wanderer long (from The Search)
  Krishnamurti, Jiddu I have no name (from The Song of Life)
  Krishnamurti, Jiddu Song of the Beloved (from The Immortal Friend)
  Kuzminsky, Irina A Sequence of Embraces
  Lalan As the man and the woman in me
  Lalla At the end of a crazy-moon night
  Lalla I, Lalla, willingly entered through the garden-gate
  Lalla If you've melted your desires
  Lalla Intense cold makes water ice
  Lalla New mind, new moon
  Lalla The soul, like the moon
  Lawrence, D. H. God is Born
  Leon, Luis de Ode to Francisco Salinas
  Leon, Luis de The Life Removed
  Levertov, Denise Beginners
  Levertov, Denise Of Being
  Levertov, Denise Scraps of moon
  Levertov, Denise The Depths
  Levertov, Denise The Fountain
  Li Bai Along the Stream
  Li Bai Autumn River Song
  Li Bai Clearing at Dawn
  Li Bai Parting
  Li Bai The Cold Clear Spring at Nanyang
  Li Bai Visit to the Cold Clear Spring
  Li Bai Visiting a Taoist on Taitien Mountain
  Li Bai You ask why I make my home in the mountain forest
  Llull, Ramon January (from The Book of the Lover and Beloved)
  Lu Tung Pin My heart is the clear water in the stony pond
  Lu Tung Pin Sojourning in Ta-yu mountains
  Lu Tung Pin The Hundred Character Tablet (Bai Zi Bei)
  Luria, Isaac A Poem for the Small Face
  Machado, Antonio Autumn Daybreak
  Machado, Antonio I dreamt you took me
  Machado, Antonio Last night, as I was sleeping
  Machado, Antonio Last night, as I was sleeping [Bly]
  Machado, Antonio Lord, You Tore from Me
  Machado, Antonio Proverbs and Songs
  Machado, Antonio Songs
  Machado, Antonio The Waterwheel
  Mahadevi, Akka It was like a stream
  Maharshi, Ramana The Marital Garland of Letters
  Maharshi, Ramana The Necklet of Nine Gems
  Masahide Masahide's Death Poem
  McCombs, Chris Divine Lovers
  McCombs, Chris Is This Your Time?
  McCombs, Chris Roos O Shab
  Meher Baba Oh Beloved Master
  Meher Baba The Beloved's Poem on His Dhuni
  Mei, Yuan Gone Again to Gaze on the Cascade
  Mei, Yuan Just Done
  Mei, Yuan Mad Words
  Merton, Thomas A Messenger from the Horizon
  Merton, Thomas A Practical Program for Monks
  Merton, Thomas Aubade -- The City
  Merton, Thomas Night-Flowering Cactus
  Merton, Thomas O Sweet Irrational Worship
  Merton, Thomas Stranger
  Merton, Thomas The Sowing of Meanings
  Merton, Thomas When in the soul of the serene disciple
  Merwin, W. S. Finding a Teacher
  Merwin, W. S. Thanks
  Milarepa Song to the Rock Demoness
  Milarepa The Profound Definitive Meaning
  Milarepa Upon this earth, the land of the Victorious Ones
  Milosz, Czeslaw Forget
  Milosz, Czeslaw Gift
  Milosz, Czeslaw On Pilgrimage
  Mirabai Clouds
  Mirabai I have heard that today Hari will come
  Mirabai The Dagger
  Mirabai The Five-Coloured Garment
  Nachmanides (Nachman, Moses ben) From the beginning, before the world ever was (from Before the World Ever Was)
  Nachmanides (Nachman, Moses ben) Prayers for the Protection and Opening of the Heart
  Nachmanides (Nachman, Moses ben) The Soul Speaks (from Hymn on the Fate of the Soul)
  Namdev He is the One in many
  Namdev Laughing and playing, I came to Your Temple, O Lord
  Namdev The drum with no drumhead beats
  Nanak, Guru [Siri ragu 9.3] The guru is the stepping stone
  Naropa Advice to Marpa Lotsawa
  Naropa The Summary of Mahamudra
  Nasimi, Imadeddin Both worlds within my compass come, but this world cannot compass me
  Nasimi, Imadeddin I take the Merciful One's shape, the Merciful I am
  Nematollah Vali, Shah I beheld my essence
  Nematollah Vali, Shah Take one step beyond yourself
  Nematollah Vali, Shah The Sea Is Our Essence
  Neruda, Pablo Gautama Christ
  Neruda, Pablo Keeping Quiet
  Neruda, Pablo Past
  Neruda, Pablo The Poet's Obligation
  Neruda, Pablo Too Many Names
  Novalis Over I journey
  Novalis Uplifted is the stone
  Nurbakhsh, Javad The Image of Existence
  Oliver, Colin Become Nothing
  Oliver, Colin Cold Mountain
  Oliver, Colin Endpoem
  Oliver, Mary Bone
  Oliver, Mary Five A.M. in the Pinewoods
  Oliver, Mary Have You Ever Tried to Enter the Long Black Branches?
  Oliver, Mary In Blackwater Woods
  Oliver, Mary Morning Poem
  Oliver, Mary One
  Oliver, Mary Spring
  Oliver, Mary Starlings in Winter
  Oliver, Mary The Buddha's Last Instruction
  Oliver, Mary The Gift
  Oliver, Mary The Ponds
  Oliver, Mary Thirst
  Oliver, Mary This World
  Oliver, Mary Wild Geese
  Oliver, Mary Yes! No!
  P'ang Yun (Layman P'ang) My daily activity is not unusual
  Pampattic Cittar Like the drops of water that will not adhere to the leaf of the lotus
  Pampattic Cittar One must delve deep
  Patrul Rinpoche Advice from Me to Myself
  Pattinattar The eightfold Yoga
  Plunkett, Joseph Mary A Wave of the Sea
  Porete, Marguerite How Truth Praises Such Souls
  Rabia al-Basri (Adawiyya, Rabia al-) I carry a torch in one hand
  Rabjampa, Longchen An Adamantine Song on the Ever-Present
  Ram Tzu (Liquorman, Wayne) You think of the Path
  Ramakrishna Is there anyone in the universe
  Ramananda Raga Basant
  Ramprasad (Sen, Ramprasad) Conquer Death with the drumbeat Ma! Ma! Ma!
  Ramprasad (Sen, Ramprasad) In the world's busy market-place, O Shyama
  Ramprasad (Sen, Ramprasad) Kulakundalini, Goddess Full of Brahman, Tara
  Ramprasad (Sen, Ramprasad) Love Her, Mind
  Ramprasad (Sen, Ramprasad) Of what use is my going to Kasi any more?
  Ramsay, Jay After Rumi
  Ramsay, Jay Beginning
  Ramsay, Jay In the Aber Valley
  Ramsay, Jay In the End: The Beginning
  Ramsay, Jay Infinity and Beyond
  Ramsay, Jay St. Ives
  Ramsay, Jay Traveller: stop a moment (from Anamnesis)
  Raphael Reed, Sabah She Comes
  Raphael Reed, Sabah Toward the One
  Rasakhan Effortless Worship
  Ravidas When I existed
  Ravidas You are me, and I am You
  Reninger, Elizabeth Bird Bath
  Reninger, Elizabeth Deluge
  Rilke, Rainer Maria For your sake poets sequester themselves
  Rilke, Rainer Maria I am praying again, Awesome One
  Rilke, Rainer Maria I believe in all that has never yet been spoken
  Rilke, Rainer Maria O Lacrimosa
  Rilke, Rainer Maria Silent friend of many distances, feel
  Rilke, Rainer Maria The Second Elegy (from The Duino Elegies)
  Rilke, Rainer Maria Want the change
  Rilke, Rainer Maria Anticipating the Passion (from The Life of the Virgin Mary)
  Rosenstock, Gabriel always together
  Rosenstock, Gabriel Duloch
  Rosenstock, Gabriel not the slaked thirst of Bayazid
  Rosenstock, Gabriel self-encounter
  Rosenstock, Gabriel Spring With a Thousand Clichés
  Rosenstock, Gabriel The Sasquatch Looks at Himself (from The Last Sasquatch)
  Rosenstock, Gabriel The Smoothness of Stones / Míne na gCloch (from The Last Sasquatch)
  Rosenstock, Gabriel The song of the river
  Rosenstock, Gabriel (8) Barefoot (from Year of the Goddess)
  Rosenstock, Gabriel (11) Your nakedness (from Year of the Goddess)
  Rosenstock, Gabriel (13) Spring Showers (from Year of the Goddess)
  Rumi, Mevlana Jelaluddin Ah, what was there in that light-giving candle that it set fire to the heart, and snatched the heart away?
  Rumi, Mevlana Jelaluddin come
  Rumi, Mevlana Jelaluddin I drink streamwater and the air
  Rumi, Mevlana Jelaluddin If continually you keep your hope
  Rumi, Mevlana Jelaluddin look at love
  Rumi, Mevlana Jelaluddin Now comes the final merging
  Rumi, Mevlana Jelaluddin Only Breath
  Rumi, Mevlana Jelaluddin Seizing my life in your hands, you thrashed me clean
  Rumi, Mevlana Jelaluddin Suddenly, in the sky at dawn, a moon appeared
  Rumi, Mevlana Jelaluddin That moon which the sky never saw
  Rumi, Mevlana Jelaluddin The beauty of the heart
  Rumi, Mevlana Jelaluddin The glow of the light of daybreak is in your emerald vault, the goblet of the blood of twilight is your blood-measuring bowl
  Rumi, Mevlana Jelaluddin The real work belongs to someone who desires God
  Rumi, Mevlana Jelaluddin The Sun Must Come
  Rumi, Mevlana Jelaluddin The Thirsty
  Rumi, Mevlana Jelaluddin This love sacrifices all souls, however wise, however "awakened"
  Rumi, Mevlana Jelaluddin We are the mirror as well as the face in it
  Rumi, Mevlana Jelaluddin What I want is to see your face
  Rumi, Mevlana Jelaluddin You have fallen in love my dear heart
  Rumi, Mevlana Jelaluddin A World with No Boundaries (Ghazal 363)
  Ryokan First days of spring -- the sky
  Ryokan I sat facing you for hours but you didn't speak
  Ryokan Reply to a Friend
  Ryokan The Autumn Moon
  Ryokan Thinking
  Ryuzan Clear in the blue, the moon!
  Sa'di How could I ever thank my Friend?
  Sa'di Have no doubts because of trouble nor be thou discomfited
  San'at, Mohammad 'Aref The Lamp of Your Face
  Sanai, Hakim Mystic Chat
  Sanai, Hakim Naked in the Bee-House
  Sanai, Hakim Streaming
  Sanai, Hakim The Wild Rose of Praise
  Sanai, Hakim Then through that dim murkiness
  Sanai, Hakim Until you are complete
  Saraha The Royal Song of Saraha (Dohakosa)
  Sarmad The ocean of his generosity has no shore
  Saure, Gunter In Time
  Saure, Gunter The Meeting
  Schneider, Pat Instructions for the Journey
  Shabistari, Mahmud A Drop of Seawater
  Shabistari, Mahmud The Mirror (from The Secret Rose Garden)
  Shabistari, Mahmud The Tavern Haunters
  Shabistari, Mahmud The Wine of Rapture (from The Secret Rose Garden)
  Shabkar (Rangdrol, Shabkar Tsogdruk) A Song by a Yogi in Solitude
  Shankara In Praise of the Goddess
  Shankara The Shattering of Illusion (Moha Mudgaram from The Crest Jewel of Discrimination)
  Shankara You are my true self, O Lord
  Shih Shu against the gently flowing spring morning
  Shih Shu as flowing waters disappear into the mist
  Shih Shu mountain sounds carry a chill wisdom
  Shih Shu "nothing to do; nothing to lose"
  Shih-te (Pickup) I live in a place without limits
  Shikibu, Izumi I cannot say
  Shiwu (Stonehouse) To glorify the Way what should people turn to
  silent lotus Feel the Peace
  Silesius, Angelus Thou needst not cry to God
  Sinan, Ummi The Rose
  Snyder, Gary At Tower Peak
  Snyder, Gary For All
  Snyder, Gary Mid-August at Sourdough Mountain Lookout
  Snyder, Gary On Top
  Solovyov, Vladimir Thou shalt have no other gods before me
  Solovyov, Vladimir All in azure today
  Solovyov, Vladimir Three Meetings
  Soseki, Muso Clear Valley
  Soseki, Muso Hui-neng's Pond
  Soseki, Muso Incomparable Verse Valley
  Soseki, Muso Old Creek
  Soseki, Muso Temple of Eternal Light
  Stein, Edith I Will Remain With You...
  Stein, Edith Novena Of The Holy Spirit
  Stevens, Wallace Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird
  Sun Buer Gathering the Mind
  Surdas Krishna Awakes
  Symeon the New Theologian How are You at once the source of fire
  Symeon the New Theologian In the midst of that night, in my darkness
  Symeon the New Theologian O totally strange and inexpressible marvel!
  Symeon the New Theologian You, oh Christ, are the Kingdom of Heaven
  Szekely, Edmond Bordeaux God Speaks to Man
  Szymborska, Wislawa Miracle Fair
  Szymborska, Wislawa Nothing Twice
  Szymborska, Wislawa The Camel
  T'ao Ch'ien After Liu Ch'ai-Sang's Poem
  T'ao Ch'ien Autumn chrysanthemums have beautiful color
  Tagore, Rabindranath He's there among the scented trees (from The Lover of God)
  Tagore, Rabindranath I touch God in my song
  Tagore, Rabindranath Your flute plays the exact notes of my pain. (from The Lover of God)
  Tagore, Rabindranath (75) Thy gifts to us mortals fulfil all our needs (from Gitanjali)
  Tagore, Rabindranath (103) In one salutation to thee, my God (from Gitanjali)
  Takahashi, Shinkichi A Wood in Sound
  Takahashi, Shinkichi Shell
  Taliesin A Poem for the Wind
  Taliesin Primary Chief Bard
  Teasdale, Sara Peace
  Teasdale, Sara Dew
  Teasdale, Sara The Fountain
  Tennyson, Alfred If thou would'st hear the Nameless (from The Ancient Sage)
  Tennyson, Alfred St. Agnes' Eve
  Thayumanavar Prayer to Being - Let Us Contemplate
  Therese of Lisieux The Divine Dew
  Thompson, Francis The Hound of Heaven
  Tilopa Song of the Mahamudra (Tilopa's Song to Naropa)
  Tiruvalluvar Truthfulness
  Tolkien, J. R. R. Eärendil the Mariner
  Tolkien, J. R. R. Galadriel's Song of Eldamar
  Tolkien, J. R. R. Gandalf's Song of Lórien
  Tolkien, J. R. R. I sit beside the fire and think
  Tolkien, J. R. R. Legolas's Song of the Sea
  Tolkien, J. R. R. Sam's Song of Strength
  Tolkien, J. R. R. The Song of Beren and Lúthien
  Tolkien, J. R. R. Upon the hearth the fire is red
  Traherne, Thomas Love
  Traherne, Thomas The Vision
  Traherne, Thomas Wonder
  Trungpa, Chogyam A Heart Lost and Discovered
  Trungpa, Chogyam Expose
  Trungpa, Chogyam Purifying and Invoking the Four Directions
  Tsogyel, Yeshe The Supreme Being is the Dakini Queen of the Lake of Awareness!
  Tu Fu I Stand Alone
  Tu Fu Moon, Rain, Riverbank
  Tu Fu Rain, Four Poems: Two Selections
  Tu Fu Spring Passing
  Tukaram All men to me are god-like Gods!
  Tukaram Can water drink itself?
  Tukaram I have found the sea
  Tukaram Thou art more kind than mother dear
  Tulsi Sahib The Rainy Season
  Ueshiba, Morihei I stand in the mountain stream
  Ueshiba, Morihei The rays of the rising sun flow in
  Ungar, Lynn Blessing the Bread
  Ungar, Lynn Boundaries
  Ungar, Lynn Passover
  Valad, Sultan The Soul That Does not Live in God is not Alive
  Vaughan, Henry The Morning Watch
  Vaughan, Henry Unprofitableness
  Vaughan, Henry Vanity of Spirit
  Vidyapati As the mirror to my hand
  Vivekananda Kali the Mother
  Vivekananda Song of the Sanyasin
  Waghray, Raj Love Dawns
  Walters, Dorothy Hymn to the Nameless One
  Walters, Dorothy If You Want
  Walters, Dorothy Still Life
  Walters, Dorothy The Abundance of Brightness
  Walters, Dorothy Whoever Went In
  Wei, Wang Cooling Off
  Wei, Wang Drifting on the Lake
  Wei, Wang Fields and Gardens by the River Qi
  Wei, Wang Living in the Mountain on an Autumn Night
  Wei, Wang My Cottage at Deep South Mountain
  Wei, Wang Stone Gate Temple in the Blue Field Mountains
  Whitman, Walt A noiseless patient spider
  Whitman, Walt Pioneers! O Pioneers!
  Whitman, Walt [2] Houses and rooms are full of perfumes, the shelves are crowded with perfumes (from Song of Myself)
  Whitman, Walt [10] Alone far in the wilds and mountains I hunt (from Song of Myself)
  Whitman, Walt [17] These are really the thoughts of all men in all ages and lands, they are not original with me (from Song of Myself)
  Whitman, Walt [24] Walt Whitman, a cosmos, of Manhattan the son (from Song of Myself)
  Whyte, David All the True Vows
  Wordsworth, William By one pervading spirit (from The Power of Sound)
  Wordsworth, William Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802
  Wordsworth, William For I have learned (from Tintern Abbey)
  Wordsworth, William O joy! that in our embers (from Ode. Intimations of Immortality)
  Wordsworth, William Such was the Boy--but for the growing Youth (from The Excursion, Book 1)
  Wright, Richard Did somebody call?
  Yeats, William Butler The Blessed
  Yeats, William Butler The Lake Isle of Innisfree
  Yeats, William Butler The Secret Rose
  Yen-shou, Yung-ming Immovable Mind
  Yogananda, Paramahansa Samadhi
  Yogananda, Paramahansa What bliss at the sight of Thy light!
  Yun, Hsu Heart of the Buddha
  Yun, Hsu Mirror Pond on Mount Taibo in Shanxi
  Zohar (Leon, Moses de) The Creation of Elohim