Friday, June 23, 2006

A Thousand Small Nirvanas

I see the Dharma
In curling cigarette smoke
Like calligraphy.

Impermanent wisps
Like fog on the Marquette shores
Impart lasting truths.

Through seas and deserts
A thousand small Nirvanas
Follow everywhere.

12 Comments:

Blogger Jenny said...

Exquisite.

8:15 PM  
Anonymous WW said...

Holy cow that's good, and I don't even like poetry.

9:52 PM  
Blogger essa said...

"smokings bad, smokings evil!" unless, of course, it produces poetry...
and, well, you're just wrong! The best sunsets are on a mountain top (not really... I agree, from one of the great lakes they are grand... disagreeing makes for better reading;).

10:37 PM  
Blogger cinnabari said...

Nice...like a little trilogy of haiku. I'll think of the little Nirvanas when the marine layer rolls in tonight.

11:21 PM  
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3:57 AM  
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5:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Milo. I'm glad to see that you still use the name I bestowed upon you...eons ago. I'm glad that you're doing so well and congrats on your nuptials. And keep up the good work. -Maria

5:46 AM  
Blogger R. Robyn said...

An unexpected subject for poetry. I love it.

8:01 AM  
Blogger Spc. Freeman said...

Maria-

Thank you. When I chose my pseudonym, the name seemed appropriate, given my current occupation. Glad to see you're still around. Now you know where to find me.

Milo

9:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Question: when you sent that email linking me to your blog, was that your intent that I contact you or coincidence?

2:06 AM  
Blogger Bridget said...

Stunning poem! I hope you don't mind if I cross post it on my blog (because I'm doing it anyway ;P)

5:40 AM  
Blogger Spc. Freeman said...

Coincidence. I'm surprised you even contacted me at all.

I had pretty much given up on mending fences with you. Don't get me wrong, this is certainly a pleasant enough surprise, I guess, but I thought you'd sent a pretty clear message never to talk to you again.

So, out of curiosity, why ARE you here?

6:06 AM  

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