Zen Poems and Zen Photos: dick allen
Here’s the dilemma:
as in the cartoon,
you’ve fallen over a precipice
and are hanging onto a tree branch for dear life… 41 more words
5 days, 11 hours ago
Open your mouth
and the Buddha’s mother appears.
Close your mouth
and the entire universe disappears.
What does this mean?
Why are you drinking Coca-Cola… 36 more words
1 week, 6 days ago
When I was young
and it was snowing as if you could hear wolves howling,
I used to walk deep into the forest, 69 more words
3 weeks, 4 days ago
Zen Master Drinking Song
One little, two little, three little Buddhas,
Four little, five little, six little Buddhas,
Seven little, eight little, nine little Buddhas, 35 more words
2 months ago
“Don’t say there is a tea cup.
Don’t say there is not a tea cup.”
What can you say?
All morning, I spent… 13 more words
2 months, 3 weeks ago
Watching an old black and white movie
in which it’s raining
upon empty parking lots between tall buildings,
I think of James Cagney,
shoulders hunching up against the rain, 46 more words
3 months, 4 weeks ago
What is Real Truth
What is real truth?
Knowing how to hit the drum.
4 months ago