Snow

Everyone is looking for footprints in the forest
when the elephant is here inside them
and his footprints have all filled in with snow.

If the buddhadharma is a path to the house
of my awakening, and the falling snow
is the mad monkey mind, I sure have a lot to shovel.

Or I could begin by sitting and sensing the snow
settling as the sky goes cold and clear, and then
walk atop the sparkly surface of my new life.

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About Ray Sharp

Father, poet, triathlete, local public health planner
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3 Responses to Snow

  1. Mikels Skele says:

    Or you could just accept your monkeyness, since it’s no different from any other mind.

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