The Ears of Seongjin Castle

In the last light of March, under cherry trees as large as the oak Near the tomb of those lost in the battle of Seongjin Castle, yet another tale of the cruelty and kindness of men… The Japanese hacked off the noses and ears of the dead took them home, proof a battle won, souvenirs […]

A Bodhisattva Speaks of Why The Buddhas Smile

I have been asleep ten thousand years Here, where I live I have been dreaming this side of a river Where smiles are lost The shore of a dream where now In stillness deep Chanting the beat of dragonfly wings Feeling the ache In a mariposa lily opening slowly Know the vibration In sunflower and […]