Ziran/ 自然

Updated: Mar 26

You tell me you need a change of heart

tell me ‘I’m not who you want me to be’:

Now, as Spring coils, soil fingers fidget

to dissolve you in the rot of clay roots,

aren’t you that dog howling in noon-heat

heart-broken where love refugee-cries.


Aren’t you this disorder in flower-profusión

fused into fish at play in random directions;

If your pilgrim mind can fugue with flies

on this surge of chaos-sweet currents.

why are you still following, so obedient

to these fragment lines of thin print?

Don’t you understand a wasteland yet?


गते गते पारगते पारसंगते बोधि स्वाहा,

Gate, gate, paragate,parasamgate,


Bodhi Svaha, So be it!


Notes:

गते गते पारगते पारसंगते बोधि स्वाहा,

Gate, gate, paragate,parasamgate,

Bodhi Svaha, So be it!


These are lines from the Buddhist Heart Sutra. They might be translated as:


'Beyond, beyond, beyond the beyond of beyond Buddha-hood lies, so be it!'



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