Caught sight of the moon
caught in its
I've got to get free of that.
Wind Over Water
You can never get enough of what you don't need,
that's true, but you can sure spend some time
trying. All my life piling one emptiness
on top of another to build a house even
the slightest wind will collapse. And that wind
comes nearly every day. One can feel it
forming deep in mountain stillnesses.
There are no fish in the lake, the Dhammapada
tells us. The long-legged cranes stand in the water.
I think I know why they'd do that.
It's cool and clear and the reflection
of the flight that brought them here lingers
in the air like a trace memory above them.
They find their being in the fish not being there.