Wednesday, April 24, 2013

tonsured poems

the last remnant hair falls
shaken loose from robed shoulders
a little more grey this time

little baby monk hands rub
laughing at the stubble feel
then a kiss 
on this funny monk head

32 comments:

  1. So sweet! Love the "little baby monk hands" and the kiss.

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  2. The aging piece falls, bringing the visual down to the next generation. Excellent scene.

    Yeah, I had an "awww" moment, too.

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  3. A little more gray when I shave these days too. Beautiful piece

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  4. Very beautifully and subtly you have depicted the two generations.

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  5. So very touching here. The torch will pass!

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  6. Youth and age = perfect combination.

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  7. lovely piece: the tone is just perfect for the subject, and the little more grey line is beautiful.

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  8. I needed to go back and read - I initially read this as a rebirth of taking literal vows of Buddhism ... delightful in both interpretations for me :)

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  9. I like this! Such a warm feeling. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. This delighted me! It sometimes takes a while for little baby monks to warm up to the stubble but they always do! Even the Breeze

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  11. reminds me of my brother who I have not seen in quite a while. He shaves his head and whenever I see him I put my hands on his head, it's a connection thing.

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  12. The glimpses you give of your world inspire me with a simple pleasure.

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  13. This reminds me how badly I need a haircut, too much gray in my case, at least yours had a happy ending.

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  14. Baby monk? Monk in training? How do you train a monk? Oh, the questions that come to mind!

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  15. Thank you for sharing life in a world that is foreign to most. Your writing allows me to relate to an experience which I will never experience. Please share more like this.

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  16. This is heart-warming to read. I guess the time comes when it's best to shave it all off and forego the tonsure.

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  17. kids are so cool...love the interaction between the child and the monk...

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  18. oh this is just lovely....big smiles...

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  19. Blissfully playful and somber... love this!

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  20. Can't beat that funny monk head.

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  21. Oh, I love that image! Sweet and funny.

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  22. So sweet... especially the second stanza.

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  23. Good sense of humour with reality explored well in this short and articulate poem :) http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/provoking-hearts-and-minds/2012/may/28/paradoxically-yours/

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  24. ...ah, ineffable bliss.. smiles...

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  25. A shared ritual, spiritual connection, elegant in its simplicity.

    Cheers!

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