Deep Listening

everything in the world speaks
the air, the stone, the leaf
it is we who must become fluent

Following Instructions

mother said
stay off the road
hide if trouble comes

Be Where Your Feet Are

the here
of now
contains everything

Perspicacity

beneath waterlily clouds
the heron contemplates
elusive perceptions


Considering The Placement

thoughtfulness is required
in locating
the perfect spot

Quench

drink deeply
from the marvels and mysteries
of ordinary days

Amidst Blossoms

easy to miss
the thrum and shimmer
darting from bloom to bloom