T H E O W L
A poem inspired by the Upanishads
by Richard Rosen.
Not “What?” nor “Why?” nor “When?” nor “Where?”
These questions all he doesn’t care–
But ever asks the whole night through
Just nothing more than “Who? Who? Who?”
We have to stop and wonder then ...
Is this a quiz? Or is it Zen?
Should we on “Who?” an essay write?
Or ponder “Who?” ‘til morning light?
Or does the question him confuse?
And is he asking us for clues?
A question’s how we answer his:
Just who can say just who “Who?” is?
Is “Who?”the stuff in dreams we’ve seen?
A little man behind a screen?
Is “Who?” the one we wish were there
But when we reach is just thin air?
Perhaps for “Who?” there is no word
So the rest is silence for our Bird ...
We try and try but all in vain
For never can we “Who?” explain.
Of those among the wingèd throng
The Owl has got the strangest song:
No tweet, no chirp, no doodle-do
But all night long just “Who? Who? Who?”
Click here to hear Richard's reading of "The Owl."
Join Richard Rosen and Ann Dyer for this entertaining, experiential afternoon that will benefit both your practice and your everyday life. Together Ann and Richard will lead a mind-opening enquiry through the poetic lens of the Upanishads, ancient yoga texts that still hold the power to inspire and illuminate our lives today.
Philosophy make you groan?
Can’t relate to old gurus and dusty texts?
Need helpful insights relevant to your life today?
Join Richard Rosen and Ann Dyer for this entertaining, experiential afternoon that will benefit both your practice and your everyday life.
Together Ann and Ricard will lead a mind-opening enquiry through the poetic lens of the Upanishads, ancient texts that still hold the power to inspire and illuminate our lives today.
Theory and practice come together for big results, with Richard shedding light on the history and understandings behind the Upanishad’s maha vakyas (“great utterances,”) followed by Ann leading us through sanskrit chant and meditation practices to bring these lessons to life within each of us.
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Learn how the maha vakyas — short, potent, easy-to-remember phrases — can change your persperctive, revitalize your meditation practice, and be woven into your days. Expect to leave feeling clarity of mind, lightness of heart — and just maybe — a little more at peace with who you are.