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Mindfulness and Poetry: Introduction to Allowing Now and a Mindfulness Poem by Thich Nhat Hanh

Practicing mindfulness, though they would never have called it that, is something that poets have always done. And poetry readers too. Reading mindfulness poetry requires as much creative attention and presence as writing it. I’d been writing for almost a decade before I was introduced to the word and the concept of mindfulness, by the Vietnamese zen master, Thich Nhat Hanh, dubbed “the father of mindfulness in the west”. So that’s what it’s called, I thought, when I first heard his succinct explanation of what it is to experience mindfulness. Suppose you are offered a cup of tea, very fragrant, very…

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