The Buddha, The Dharma, The Sangha

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

Thursday, February 2, 2012

blue heron stands around for breakfast
and then decides, No, I'm full;
a fraction of a second slower
and his wing-beat would send him crashing
back to earth

meanwhile a close relative
leaves a vapor trail;
red tailed hawk collapses like a closing umbrella
and plummets toward a small shivering in the grasses

and another meanwhile
I place a frozen waffle in the toaster
peel a banana that smells green
don't think of hunting and gathering
smile none the less

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