You could learn a lot
just sitting watching God
take tea with Buddha
in the tent at the top of the world.
They keep the flap open
so you can walk inside the quiet and cool
and see the small cups that you thought
too tiny for the hand of God
who after all holds the whole world.
That’s why God needs to rest
on a cloud of cushions
and contemplate with Buddha
the art of letting go.
From Enough Clear Water (Steele Roberts Ltd. Publisher, New Zealand). copyright © 2001 by Anne Powell.
All rights reserved.
Posted with kind permission of the poet.
I sent him from home hardly more than a child. Years later, he came back…
So many colors abandon the earth, and go skyward to the trees like origami birds,…
may there be a listening rather than a making curiosity over expectation, lightness and ease,…
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