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Brian Taylor is a poet and philosopher who lives in Cornwall, England and the Far East.

BIOGRAPHY

I was born
just like you.

I came from
I knew not where
on my way to
I knew not where
just like you.

I had the good times
and the bad;
was by turns
unhappy and glad
(just like you).

Till I determined
BE HAPPY ALL THE TIME –
Withdrawing
from I didn’t want
and making
as I wanted.

 

This I achieved
(just like you?)
making as I wanted.

But then I saw
that where to led
to the end of making
as I wanted;
to a losing hold of
and a forgetting
beyond all power
of holding and remembering.

So I chose to let go of
BEFORE I lost,
and I chose to forget
BEFORE I forgot to choose
(and not remember the cost).
And with my NOW seeing
quite clearly where to,
I turned around
to see if I could see
where from.

And I found
where from
is HERE NOW
where I have always been.
(And where to
is here too.)

(And you?)

BRIAN TAYLOR

 

Publications by Brian Taylor

CENTRE (2011)
Vajras & Dorjes (2011)
The Universal Octopus & Mr Tao (2013)
Jehovah’s Footprints (2017)
Previous Lives & Astrals (2017)
Gnome’s Career Opportunities Today (2018)
Gnomonics: Gnome Says (2018)
For Humanity Memory Has Come to Replace Understanding (2018)

Gnomonic Verses (2015)
Vienna (2009)
Oxford Blues (2008)
Bamboo Leaves (2007)
Blondin & Other Poems (2006)
Coming Back There Is No Trace (2005)
Going Out There Is No Other (1995)
Worms Eye View (1984-2006)
Blindness Kindness (1968)

The Five Hindrances (2017)
Waves: Talks & Poems (2017)
Buddhist Pali Chants (2016)
The Ten Fetters (2010)
Dependent Origination (2009)
Basic Buddhism for a World in Trouble (2006)
What is Buddhism? (2018)
The Five Buddhist Precepts (2018)
Buddhism and Drugs (2018)
Basic Buddhist Meditation (2018)
The Living Waters of Buddhism (2018)

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