Poems by Brother Ollie: the Tired Monk
So sweet! Love the "little baby monk hands" and the kiss.
The aging piece falls, bringing the visual down to the next generation. Excellent scene.Yeah, I had an "awww" moment, too.
A little more gray when I shave these days too. Beautiful piece
Very beautifully and subtly you have depicted the two generations.
So very touching here. The torch will pass!
Youth and age = perfect combination.
lovely piece: the tone is just perfect for the subject, and the little more grey line is beautiful.
This is wonderful =)
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 :)
I like this! Such a warm feeling. Thanks for sharing.
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
Lovely - as always.Anna :o]
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.
The glimpses you give of your world inspire me with a simple pleasure.
This reminds me how badly I need a haircut, too much gray in my case, at least yours had a happy ending.
Baby monk? Monk in training? How do you train a monk? Oh, the questions that come to mind!
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.
This is heart-warming to read. I guess the time comes when it's best to shave it all off and forego the tonsure.
kids are so cool...love the interaction between the child and the monk...
oh this is just lovely....big smiles...
Blissfully playful and somber... love this!
Can't beat that funny monk head.
Oh, I love that image! Sweet and funny.
So sweet... especially the second stanza.
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/
...ah, ineffable bliss.. smiles...
Lovely : )
A shared ritual, spiritual connection, elegant in its simplicity.Cheers!
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