Thursday, April 28, 2011

forest dragon

young monks tackle
little ghosts


run to the master
on forest dragon nights

...find the forest dragon...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

on the pitch

on the pitch
novices smash
muscle and blood
in the steady rain

jerseys tear
throaty yells echo

sweat and rattled teeth

a try

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

a monk's first kiss

up the hill
past the bell
hands brush
by the long grass
deep sleeves tussle


a long sought kiss

To the future Abbess; that ensnarer of men.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

heavy koan

some don't pray
because of faith she said

these words settle in
rest like a heavy koan

Monday, April 11, 2011

a kitchen meditation

guests gone
dishes piled
the tired monk toils
robes elbow deep
in greasy suds

duty done

for sink side
brandy break

Magpie Tales

Friday, April 8, 2011

the venn zen maxim

deep reverie
slow pipe pulls
smoke thoughts
in bare branches:

more venn
than zen


this life

these rusty rhythms

fill your steel toes:
boot circle breaker

the tired monk

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tired Monk Coffee Master

the old grinder
perfect pot brewer
busy in holy task
demand surges
for these well honed skills

Based on this tragic news headline: Tim Hortons Increase Canary in a Coal Mine When it Comes to Costlier Fast Food

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Early Spring Walk

umbrella pops
big gust implosion
robes thrash about

vision blurred
in cold rain mist
glass splatters

the tired monk

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