Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tiger Fades


as year of the tiger fades
the tired monk
reflects, restates, remolds
his sacred vows



...in this case: be the tiger

10 comments:

  1. Ha, this speaks to me, as the tiger really had his claws into me in 2010 and hasnt quite finished with me yet:) I love your poems, Ollie. So simple, so real and so perfect. You have a wonderful reflective style and say so much in so few lines. A trait I would do well to emulate:)I hope the rabbit is kinder to us this year.

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  2. Boy does time fly....love this Ollie! :-)

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  3. "Effort is good fortune."
    -Dogen

    "Giv'er"
    -Terry and Dean (Fubar)

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  4. The year of the tiger might be fading, but it certainly has left a valued impression. I like your profound simplicity,

    Elizabeth

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  5. Your poem creates such a zen moment. Thank you.

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  6. Oh, how lovely - beautifully packaged as sage Eastern philosophy. I love the image.

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  7. this is cute.

    true words, masterfully told.

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  8. Ollie this is a fine reflective piece. I believe we are now in the year of the metal rabbit. Is that correct?
    Pamela

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  9. Ollie,
    I love the wisdom contained within your words.
    We could all do with the gift of a good New Year.

    Best wishes, Eileen

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  10. You made this courageous and compact; Great job, the reminder of renewed hope!

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