They say he is lost.
Sitting motionless, gazing.
Truth is, he is found.
A thousand crickets’ harmonious song
breaks the nights’ deep silence.
My loved ones far away
can not know my loneliness.
Open windows beg for companionship,
the cold wind my only visitor.
Build your life brick upon brick.
Live a life of truth,
And you will look back on a life of truth.
Live a life of fantasy,
And you will look back on delusion.
(Order – taken from 365 Tao by Deng Ming-Dao)
I once spoke to my friend, an old squirrel, about the Sacraments –
he got so excited
and ran into a hollow in his tree and came
back holding some acorns, an owl feather,
and a ribbon he had found.
And I just smiled and said, “Yes, dear,
(Francis of Assisi – taken from Love Poems From God by Daniel Ladinsky)
God came to my house and asked for charity.
And I fell on my knees and
what may I
“Just love,” He said.
(St. Francis of Assisi – taken from Love Poems from God by Daniel Ladinsky)