Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Tired Monk Ponders Escape

i)

didn't I already escape
up from the world
into the temple
and deep
into monastery halls

ii)

some days
I ponder another one
another escape
away from robes, duties,
and the razor nicks,
and stings
on this old tonsured head




A short short story...

16 comments:

  1. Oh Ollie ponders, but he will remain in the temple halls because........the world NEEDS the Tired Monk :-)

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  2. I go with Saint-Exupéry: “I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.”

    Stick to whatever destiny you wish to have.

    Kisses. <3

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  3. I ponder escape all the time, get antsy.

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  4. Escape can always arrive in a Monk's dreams~
    I can so see the image you paint

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  5. you can ponder escaping from even the best places, and people,
    it doesn't mean you'd actually choose it.

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  6. We all have those moments (metaphorically, I mean).

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  7. the grass is always greener... your poem proves the adage.

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  8. There must be many escape routes within the escape.

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  9. funny how the escape can at times become the estrangement

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  10. The problem with escape is, that wherever you go, there you are - you always take your mind with you. I agree with Kenya's quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

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  11. Oh, I like this! Can relate to it.

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  12. A case of 'out of the frying pan' maybe. Interesting.

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  13. Understandable. Sometimes the life of a monk becomes very tiring, especially when you're trying to escpae this urge to return to worldly compulsions.

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  14. Old Ollie,

    The Tired Monk has simply expressed his human weakness. His 'calling' is a fulltime commitment. I think that there are times, when The Tired Monk, just wants a moment to himself. A wish to escape the trappings of the monastic life.....

    Happy Easter,
    Eileen

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  15. Olie, I don't see any viable paradigms here to begin with. Do you believe you do?

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  16. You and your too clever "old tonsured head"!

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