The Buddha, The Dharma, The Sangha

"Spiritual powers and their wondrous functioning--hauling water and carrying firewood." --Layman Pang, upon his realization

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


The Rain

All night the sound had
come back again,
and again falls
this quiet, persistent rain.

What am I to myself
that must be remembered,
insisted upon 
so often?  Is it

that never the ease,
even the hardness,
of rain falling
will have for me

something other than this.
something not so insistent--
am I to be locked in this
final uneasiness.

Love, if you love me,
lie next to me.
Be for me, like rain,
the getting out

of the tiredness, the fatuousness, the semi-
lust of intentional indifference.
Be wet
with a decent happiness.


--Robert Creeley
for my d

1 comment:

Rosetung said...

awww! a fave of mine too! i think i've posted this on my blog too. :)