Wednesday, April 19, 2023

[after Kobayashi Issa]

Whenever I feel I am not
what I should be, yet
still unsure what I may become,
whenever I want to ask a
question of the Buddha—
What is all… this?
I hear an ancient
answer, whispered by a pine:
Make of your spine a bodhi tree,
then sit, and know that you are dreaming.

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