Hi Margie, I'm glad you liked them :) I was hoping more people would also write a commentary to your poem rather than just say "I like it" - I think only Edgar commented. I remember that about 10 months ago a number of us here had a discussion about haiku and the merits of poetry - it was a really worthwhile exercise trying to express our zen in this medium. I really do think that poetry can say more than essay writing. If you're reading R.H. Blyth then I'm willing to bet you agree. Mike.
----- Original Message ---- From: roloro1557 <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com Sent: Sunday, 5 October, 2008 6:25:30 Subject: Re: [Zen] -----<---@ Hi Mike- I'm nearly dumb-struck; your commentary lines are fantastic. How on earth could I mind? (and if no-one "minds" it doesn't "matter") Your lines also are full of zen. THANK YOU! Margie (roloro1557) --- In [EMAIL PROTECTED] ps.com, mike brown <uerusuboyo@ ...> wrote: > > Hi Margie, > > I love your poem! The objective nature of it makes it full of zen. I hope you don't mind but I've taken the liberty of writing a commentary to each line just for fun :) Mike. > > > reality comes in on little cat feet (and takes flight when big dog feet notice) > or bolts of lightning (which pierce absolutely nothing, but makes a hole for the light to come in) > > it plays across the strings of violins (when no-one hears) > and drives to the bakery for a loaf of bread (yet the road moves and the car does not) > it trickles down faces in tears (laughter or sadness without discrimination) > and lurks in the dirt on the rug (like the shit on a stick) > it moves in the wagging tail of a dog (a teaching beyond words) > or finds voice in the song of a bird (a cry that swallows the whole world) >