Monday, January 11, 2016

Like Chiyono

Like Chiyono            

Marvelous activity – Pang-yun
drawing water, hewing wood,

the moon not getting wet
nor is the water broken, yet

these days I pine and pray,
in spite of the sutras,

for the bamboo strips to give way;
the bottom drop out 

that I might write verse like Chiyono
from the river’s flip side

of the shining moon and water;
celebrate my good fortune

having come home empty-handed;
not a thing to show for my efforts.

O child of God, only God is real, Meher said.
All else is an elaborate, fanciful dream.

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