That's true.  Poetry uses words and text, but does not necessarily 
depend on rationality.  How about a haiku?

Young fox pokes old bear,
Bear smiles, revealing long fangs,
Fur flies, brown and red.

...Bill!

--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, mike brown <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> You could try and write a poem. You could start with, "There was an 
old man called Bill who.." etc etc.
> 
> Bill Smart <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:                               
Donald Hwong,
>  
>  You're right, of course, and I wrestle with this each time I sit 
down 
>  to write a post - how can I best express my buddha nature in this 
>  medium?
>  
>  The problem is that this forum is a words-based forum, and zen is 
not 
>  best communicated via words.  Worse than that it's a text-base 
forum.  
>  The fact is that if you want to communcate via this forum you must 
use 
>  words and text.
>  
>  So, I could, as you suggest, just 'sit down and shut up', and that 
>  would indeed be a great way for me to express my buddha nature, 
but 
>  that doesn't allow any communication via this forum.
>  
>  It's certainly a challenge, and a fun one!
>  
>  ...Bill!
>  
>  
>      
>                                
> 
>        
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