Poems by Brother Ollie: the Tired Monk
Basho calls dealer"no easy way to Enlightenment!"sweep out illusionHakuin Paradox
Whew, the last part is chilling and is a whallop because I was deep in thought about the likenesses of truck drivers and zen monks.
drug dealers?powerful imagery, well done.
I think you pierced Jingle's bubble.I like the idea of zen monks and truck drivers being kindreds. And whether by prayer, by wheels or by substances, all of them are on the road, aren't they?
All of them deal.
Powerful juxtaposition yields insight into what binds us as being human and needy. Great metaphor. They are all providers. Well done! Gay @beachanny
Nice tribute to Gary. Keep hoping to hear him read in person before it's too late...
there are zen moments with the hum of the road...and drug dealers, yeah gotta catch the early bird sales...nice one shot
Love "sweeping brooms while the sun rises". The drug dealers entering the poem pack a punch, for sure. Powerful writing.
"God damn the pusher man." - Hoyt Axton
I like the analogy. Very deep, profound and true...musical whirlwind
Each of us is on our own journey, and we each have our own calling, but we're more alike than we realize! I like your style and your subtle humor.
zen monks - and truck drivers - a wonderful combination - more in common that one would ever think - and yet most of do have much in common...the ending perfect ...bkm
the ying & yang of life eh!!! drug dealers at school...some great word choices..enjoyed this...cheers pete
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