Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Elbow Lake

last echoes
of guitar string prayers
flow across Elbow Lake

heads tilt  - eyes scan
canoes slip into the mist
seeking the source

Thursday, July 26, 2012

night watch patrol

getting dark,
as dusk slips away

the tired monk
takes up his staff
wanders the night

shooing raccoons
as the novices sleep

Wednesday, July 25, 2012



are you really a monk?
why are you tired?
where is your monastery?

tell us

we really want to know

the tired monk:

take off your shoes
and pray with me

Sunday, July 8, 2012

monk's prayer

one more prayer
a monk's prayer


to the saint spoken

blessings break the brim
flow free