Wednesday, March 2, 2011

REJOICE



rejoice though you are
on a path which leads
to your death.

(excuse me?
not likely.)

rejoice because you are
surely on the path
which leads to your death.

no fork ahead
or behind, and so
your mind is what is
left. rejoice on the path
that is your life
and worry not

what comes next.
be simple and reside
on the path that flows forth
on the in and out
of your effortless

breath.

3 comments:

Kristin said...

Beautiful, Scott. It's the theme for the week, fits with my reading of Thich Nhat Hanh.

Scott Hess said...

Thanks, Kristin! Comments make my day.

Julie said...

Yes. Yes. And now if I could just live like that, all the time. That's the tricky part, right?