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12/01/2018 Chandra 45 Free verse
10/27/2018 Having Felled It 83 Free verse
10/25/2018 The Coming Ending 84 Free verse
09/27/2018 Mistitation 177 Free verse
09/27/2018 A Lone 108 Free verse
09/26/2018 Shoulds and Shoulders 156 Free verse
09/26/2018 Heartfire 114 Free verse
09/18/2018 Path Finding 101 Free verse
09/18/2018 Cloudstepping 104 Free verse
09/16/2018 Summer Leaves 151 Free verse
09/15/2018 Starstring Lingering 153 Free verse
09/06/2018 The Golden Our 142 Free verse
09/04/2018 stone home 136 Free verse
09/01/2018 Tender Days 142 Free verse
08/22/2018 Perhaps not the Mountain 181 Free verse
08/22/2018 Skytreading 101 Free verse
08/11/2018 Purr, No Chance to Dream 130 Free verse
08/07/2018 Dun Sky, Undone 126 Free verse
08/05/2018 FiveSevenFive6 71 Haiku
08/05/2018 FiveSevenFive5 101 Haiku
08/05/2018 FiveSevenFive4 87 Haiku
08/05/2018 FiveSevenFive3 92 Haiku
08/05/2018 FiveSevenFive2 83 Haiku
08/05/2018 FiveSevenFive1 188 Haiku
08/04/2018 Undyeing, Amaranthine 138 Free verse
08/03/2018 Black and Blue 110 Free verse
08/03/2018 I Think, Wherefore I Am 150 Free verse
08/03/2018 Moon's Rise, Man's Fall 142 Free verse
08/03/2018 Aigoganpyh Hypnagogia 124 Free verse
08/03/2018 Ukemi 110 Free verse
08/03/2018 Ecology, Humanity, Me, and Tea 155 Free verse
08/03/2018 Foremourning Afore Morning 118 Free verse
08/02/2018 Illahee: Awenasa, Mahkah 131 Free verse
07/22/2018 A Weekend, Too Fast 181 Free verse
07/21/2018 Bruce 321 Free verse
07/21/2018 UndefeaTed, A Boxing Lesson 227 Free verse
06/15/2018 Medicine, Solace 235 Free verse
06/14/2018 Stone Tea and Sleepy 209 Free verse
06/14/2018 City Walk 165 Free verse
06/13/2018 The Endge 170 Free verse
06/12/2018 Headwaters of Happy 170 Free verse
06/12/2018 The Morning Calls Hour 207 Free verse
06/12/2018 Dayflight 143 Free verse
06/12/2018 A Certain Lightness Brought to Darkness 173 Free verse
06/07/2018 Waxing Gibbous, Foggy Midnight Hour 140 Free verse
05/30/2018 Unfailingly 227 Free verse
05/24/2018 Six Feet Deep, Twelve Feet Long, Four Hooves Wide 231 Free verse
05/24/2018 Seeds Planted in the Receiving Unforgiving Ground 193 Free verse
05/07/2018 Newal 180 Free verse
05/07/2018 Neural Crest 143 Free verse
05/07/2018 Clouds Unpierced, Unlifted 171 Free verse
05/07/2018 Our Place in the Middle 152 Free verse
05/07/2018 TLTLILYL 125 Free verse
05/07/2018 Earth 163 Free verse
05/07/2018 Most Decidely, Rain 163 Free verse
05/06/2018 And the Rest is Restful Restless 213 Free verse
05/06/2018 Empty Stall, Quiet Barn, Starless Night, Buried Horse 313 Free verse
05/04/2018 Agogic of Geese 132 Free verse
05/04/2018 Macrophobia 141 Free verse
05/04/2018 Naked to Nurture Naked, to Nurture 190 Free verse
05/04/2018 Rupicolous 152 Free verse
05/04/2018 For Est 143 Free verse
05/04/2018 Sky Canopy 147 Free verse
05/04/2018 Light Presence 165 Free verse
05/04/2018 This simple tree 235 Free verse
05/04/2018 a walker, I 181 Free verse
05/04/2018 Forest Silence 207 Free verse
04/27/2018 Fallen in Love 159 Free verse
04/27/2018 Zendicant 178 Free verse
04/20/2018 Never Ever 149 Free verse
04/20/2018 The Cave Never Taught Me 209 Free verse
04/20/2018 White is the landscape of loved and lost 153 Free verse
04/20/2018 White-River Sky, Streaming Geese 165 Free verse
04/20/2018 InterGeeseruption 150 Free verse
04/20/2018 Lost and Foundering 150 Free verse
04/20/2018 242 Geese 142 Free verse
04/13/2018 Snow, Snake, Snow, Birds, Sickness, Sitting 286 Free verse
04/13/2018 July Matinee 384 Free verse
04/11/2018 Springsound 208 Free verse
04/07/2018 Lilacs Locus 168 Free verse
03/22/2018 Drywater 159 Free verse
03/17/2018 EarthStone, SkyStone 209 Free verse
03/17/2018 Night, Unreasoned 183 Free verse
03/15/2018 Seekless 164 Free verse
03/12/2018 The Cat is not That 221 Free verse
03/11/2018 Predawn, Without 184 Free verse
02/27/2018 Wrong or Write 179 Free verse
01/18/2018 A Sence of Her 177 Free verse
01/13/2018 Dull Tea Sojourn 186 Free verse
01/08/2018 NothingElseNothingElseNothingElse 194 Free verse
01/08/2018 When you are Away 161 Free verse
11/20/2017 work 172 Free verse
11/20/2017 Fire Bundle 219 Free verse
11/11/2017 Tornadoubt 251 Free verse
11/11/2017 November 9th, 2016 2:16pm 148 Free verse
11/11/2017 November 9th, 2016 1:30pm 127 Free verse
11/11/2017 November 9th, 2016 11:12am 162 Free verse
11/11/2017 November 9th, 2016 10:51am 170 Free verse
11/11/2017 November 9th, 2016 10:42am 138 Free verse
11/10/2017 November 10th, 2016 10:43pm 184 Free verse
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Quote Left We are not the only Earthlings... Quote Right
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Quote Left We all grieve, in truth, not what's behind but what we face. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is impossible to lead a life without poetry. To believe one could do so is to misunderstand poetry. Quote Right
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Poetry/Martial Arts combined bio:
 
 
 
It is impossible to lead a life without poetry.  
To believe one could do so is to misunderstand poetry.
 
-ShhDragon
 
 
 
 
 Essentiality Invites Education
 
The Taoist is one whose view, whose perspective, whose lens, is clearly seeking to apprehend the inapprehendable. 
Who seeks to see the seen, the see-able, the un-seen, and the unseeable. 
Who looks to the infinite finities within the Tao's infinite infinities.
 
Stephen Watson has immersed himself in Eastern philosophy for over 35 years.  Stephen's martial training (the how) began in concert with his interest in philosophy (the why).  His motto is: When you have enough Why's you have Wise.  He specializes in transmitting a profound understanding of why.  Ask a question and he will show you that you already know why.  There are no hidden treasures only closed eyes. 
 
As a student of the Tao for some thirty-five years, Stephen Watson has sought the heart all over the world; appearing as a movement and meditation teacher in traditional studios, corporate offices, and pleasant meadows.  Tai Chi is a physical poetry of substance, ethereality, and discovery.  Stephen is highly sought after instructor of this art, also called Taijiquan, which offers a path to health, humor, and humanity.  Tai Chi is an art in which anyone can taste the ancient wisdom of Taoism as a present-day and fresh experience; one which, through rhythmic breath, lyric insight, and melodious movement seeks to articulate the Tao, that encompassing Weltanschauung, which sees the entirety of the universe as being a dancehall of paired partners whether him and her, sun and moon, up and down, peak and valley, or peanut butter and jelly.
 
Taoism is a proto-scientific worldview first outlined by shamans who knew that to see with the eyes is to not see it all.  The heart must fly forth and the body must dance with sensation in order that the spirit might unfold, might animate our relationships.  The classics of the Tao are poetry not textbook.  Stephen, shortened at Stephe and often writing as ShhDragon, believes that the practice of poetry is the practice of the heart's relation to Other.  It is only by more sincerely, more deeply relating to Other that we might draw close enough, Self and Other, to remember that otherness is itself the illusion.  Poetry is the language of love's re-union.
 
Stephen Watson is the only person to compete in, referee at, and teach at martial arts tournaments for every umbrella organization at their national level.   He is an International, 18-time US, and now World Champion in Taiji Push Hands.  Stephen Watson is the founder and former director of Silent Dragon Schools.  He now operates a small martial arts school in the quiet woods of Connecticut.  His teachers include every person he has ever met.  Come be his next teacher 
 
Stephen can be found on www.Facebook.com/ShhDragon where he regularly posts musings designed to prick the life free of our societal stucknesses.  A more traditional route would be to seek him out at his Killingworth, CT studio: www.SomedayFarm.net or simply listen keenly beneath a tree or beside a brook, he'll be there seeking wit and wisdom from those same teachers.
 
 
 
 
A bit about my studio:
 
Someday Farm
 
The small studio at Someday Farm has long been a retreat for those close to the earth and longing to become closer to themselves.  Aside from the wide-ranging grounds we enjoy a private practice hall in our bucolic setting...horses, beaver, fox, eagles, rabbits (aka bunnies), and coyotes. We often commence class under the Great Birch tree, by a riverside, at the pond's edge, at the entrance to our labyrinth, upon the woodside stones, in the barn's hayloft, by the Medicine Wheel or on one of the expansive lawns.  We are a center for nonviolence and classical studies of meditation, healing and martial endeavors based upon love, oneness, service, and release.
 
Our ongoing and fixed-run courses are held as group classes as well as offered as private and semi-private instruction.  Think small.  Think personal.  Our courses include Aikido (the only nonviolent martial art), Tai Chi Chuan, Eastern philosophy and healing, Self Defense, Yoga, Taoist Contemplation, Samadhi, breath training, mudras for health and insight, I Chuan, Nei Gong, Qi Gong, Push Hands, and sweat lodges.  More to come.  We welcome anyone to the only Farm where we plant and tend the seeds of Someday. 
 
 
 
 
Shorter version of my bio for publicity purposes/needs/requirements:
 
 
Beauty is the Least Amount of Whole
 
Stephen Watson is an un-teacher who travels the world teaching the poetic process of wisdom-seeking that is Tai Chi. 
 
He can be found at his home studio, Someday Farm in Connecticut or, let's be honest, more often on www.Facebook.com/ShhDragon.  His work, which looks like movement, meditation, and massage, involves uncovering the Self so well-hid beneath our customs, structures, languages, and beliefs.  His true poetry remains stuck between his heart and spirit and he apologizes for what trickles or ruptures out and comes to be called his poetry.  He, like this lyric world, is a work/play in progress.