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;
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.