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Characteristics Of Modern Poets #11

A mystic is not first concerned with his own authority or credit.  He is convinced that his power is all gift.   He does not dwell on and may forget his status, even in the moment that he speaks.

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Characteristics Of Modern Poets #10

A mystic is vulnerable to beauty.

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Characteristics Of Modern Poets #9

A mystic recognizes an idol as an idol.

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Characteristics of Modern Poets #8

A mystic knows not only that there is more to the story, he also understands that there is a moral to the story.

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Characteristics Of Modern Poets #7

A mystic is not cynical, but is not reluctant to believe that conventional wisdom may be wrong.

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Characteristics of Modern Poets #6

To be a mystic is to believe that there is a purpose in circumstances.

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Characteristics Of Modern Poets #5

To be a mystic is to understand that everybody is hiding something, often something big, and often from themselves.

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Characteristics of Modern Poets #4

To be a mystic is to understand that there is more hidden than is apparent.

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Characteristics of Modern Poets #3

To be a mystic means at least this: that one has spent decades relinquishing conventional hand and footholds and admitting how much he does not know.

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Morning Poem, August 8, 2014

The Spirit Wind   The spirit wind lives, sometimes I hear it sing, sometimes on foggy riverbanks sometimes in high ravines.

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