The sound of running water in a desert –
the Dharma of Fun is that rare!
Abundance on this silly mountain –
there’s running water everywhere!
White clouds billowing over glad green hills,
making fast friends with skies of blue –
like you and I and running water –
all just merrily passing through.
The hermit’s life amidst such scenes
may not be fun for everyone, but
speaking here of running water:
running water likes to run.
Even depthless pools of calm serenity
are but running water’s breathless way
of having some motionless fun.
Waterfalls of bubbling laughter
won’t always come after,
though often they will.
Just so, silence is the happy sound
water makes when having fun
means being still!