Upon waking uP by Ken Chawkin

I enjoyed this poem What To Remember When Waking by David Whyte and remembered one I had written seven years ago on waking up.

Upon waking uP
Smritir labdha*

when waking in the morning
becoming conscious
before letting in the world
busying the mind
listen to your small still voice
telling its story
it’s where the All speaks to you

wave becomes ocean
fathoming the silent depths
ocean becomes wave
crashing on the shore of life
it all sounds so clear
you understand everything
memory’s restored

* I have regained memory.
(Bhagavad-Gita 18.73)

© Ken Chawkin
March 2, 2005
Fairfield, Iowa

Here’s a humorous poem I just wrote on the subject: A Wake-Up Haiku.

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2 Responses to “Upon waking uP by Ken Chawkin”

  1. A Wake-Up Haiku « The Uncarved Blog Says:

    […] posts: Words—a poem on the nature of words and mind | Upon waking uP by Ken Chawkin | Are all meditation techniques the same? | John Hagelin — “Only Higher Consciousness Can […]


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    […] here are two poems I wrote on the subject: Upon waking uP by Ken Chawkin and A Wake-Up Haiku. Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailMoreStumbleUponDiggRedditPrintLike […]


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