Poems by Brother Ollie: the Tired Monk
Loved the word choices. Very nice. Thanks for stopping by my blog.And guess what - I just became your 50th follower.LisaInspiredbyLisa
i feel about five different immediate reactions to this, my first just slightly ahead of the others, excitement. close behind this is a quiet and maybe even shamefulness carried, for not considering the other four in the same instant.it doesn't have to be faith though, does it? but rather, an awareness.xoerin
"like a heavy koan". I can feel the weight of this thought. Wonderful poem, Ollie.
subtle...now i have something to think on today...
hmmm...certainly words to ponder. much given here with few words.
I can think of many reasons, in fact, faith might be the least common. I'm not any good with koans, though.
I would think a strong faith would preclude the need to pray, at least in any pleading way. But you can also pray in praise and thanks, and strong faith would behest one to do so.
Short and sweet!And hey, old Ollie, just how old are ya? :)I just turned 47 -- there I've said too much already.Glad I popped over from One Shot!Off now to Google koan...
This poem is still settling in... Well written, Ollie.
This is so beautiful, I adore koans, this one is indeed heavy.
Nice thought for the poem, I like it.
Oh....I will have to print this one out and put it by my bed to read again (and again). Really, truly wonderful :-)
oh i like this! i love erin but i have to take up disagreement.awareness will not do. awereness shows you how thinks are. faith shows you how to live despite the way things are.
thanks for the visit much appreciated
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