The Buddha, The Dharma, The Sangha

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

Monday, November 2, 2009

Hunters Moon Segaki

How many of my mothers
fed fire's mouth?
pollen, corn, copal

whose fingers were burned
leaning into the source
whose tears sizzled on the stones?

whose cumbersome heart
sprouted wings as fine as those of the bee
and where is the unmored heart
that grudgingly threw down a tap root?

blood, bone, sinew & gristle
I am the daughter of a thousand loves

the bell is rung mournfully
the gong with ferocity
while the full moon
pregnant, empty
drapes herself across my shoulders
and smiles at my offering

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