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WITruth



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:29 pm    Post subject: Looking for the Perfect Third Line Reply with quote

[Rich Note to ATTD Friends: I posted this yesterday on the venues just mentioned in "This vs That," and thought it would be "really cool" (sixties' language for "bad") to see some "PerfectThird Lines" (of course, as the "Last Samuri" wisphered with his final breath: "They are All Perfect!" --only in this case "will be') from the "Horse's Mouth and/or Source," as It were. Rich.]

Misty Morning Sunrise (C) 2005 RFHay; Taken from the back yard of the beautiful home of my friends, Jim and Ann, who live in Beaufort, SC.

The following "partial haiku" (or "17 syllable haiku style wisdom saying" for any purists or traditionalists out there -- who knows, you might even be able to make it a real "haiku" or senryu") is very close to the "perfect one" (this quest has become very much like working with a Zen koan for me) I've been seeking for nearly 10 years now.

In this regard, I consider this particular one in question both seminal and synoptic with respect to all the others. As for me, after more then 40 "third lines" I have yet to find one anywhere near "perfect" and thought/felt that making it a collective effort might be fun and also give birth to the one I am looking for.

So if any of my friends, acquaintances and/or connections (or anyone else reading this message) would like to contribute to the process, I would be most grateful and quite pleased to accept any suggestions/recommendations for the "perfect third line." And, with you're approval, I'll likely include the top 10 or 20 in the next book (probably as an appendix, with appropriate credit and accompanying discussion).

Then, if this works, at some point, we might (assuming anyone cares to) open it up to the "whys and wherefores" of our individual perspectives and choices for that "perfect third line."

Here's the haiku in question:

"It is This felt sense
Of Aware-Presence I Am
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Hope you are all having a great day, I Am!...Rich
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jeff j



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:27 am    Post subject: Re: Looking for the Perfect Third Line Reply with quote

WITruth wrote:


"It is This felt sense
Of Aware-Presence I Am,
the perfect third line."
Rich


or

"It is This felt sense
Of Aware-Presence I Am,
looking for perfect ."
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WITruth



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:18 am    Post subject: I Like (or is it I Am like) the First Reply with quote

Yes, I Am (the Third Line).

This reminds me of my "me watching me" (in body out of body) experience during my emergency bailout in Vietnam in 1970, during which I had two definite senses (or perspectives) of my Self going on symultaneously -- one indentified with the rather extreme cirumstance that was happening and another dis-identified or disassociated; one emotionally invested and involved in the situation and one a pure witness that had no vested interest in any particular out come.

Much later, I came to wonder about the "Third One" (or me or Self) that had to be Present to "see the other two selves (higher and lower -- from a relative perspective). This would be the "Third Line" you inserted in the "third line" space -- something rather poetic, obvious and fundamental.

Rich

PS: Another one that came today:

It is This felt sence
Of Aware-Presence I Am
That Every One Is.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:15 pm    Post subject: Re: I Like (or is it I Am like) the First Reply with quote

WITruth wrote:
Yes, I Am (the Third Line).

This reminds me of my "me watching me" (in body out of body) experience during my emergency bailout in Vietnam in 1970, during which I had two definite senses (or perspectives) of my Self going on symultaneously -- one indentified with the rather extreme cirumstance that was happening and another dis-identified or disassociated; one emotionally invested and involved in the situation and one a pure witness that had no vested interest in any particular out come.

Much later, I came to wonder about the "Third One" (or me or Self) that had to be Present to "see the other two selves (higher and lower -- from a relative perspective). This would be the "Third Line" you inserted in the "third line" space -- something rather poetic, obvious and fundamental.

Rich

PS: Another one that came today:

It is This felt sence
Of Aware-Presence I Am
That Every One Is.


" 'This reminds me of:
(in body out of body)"
my "me watching me" ' "

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