If I try to say anything about this,
consider that it is everything
speaking simultaneously
to everything.
The divine language of compassion
is our heart’s connection to Tao, to Source,
yet who among us can be still enough
to listen and hear just one true word?
Earth speaks in new grass,
shifting sand, wind in tall pines,
snowy paths to nowhere.
Fire speaks in crackling flame,
night ablaze, comforting warmth,
crumbling ash.
Water speaks in leaf drip,
ocean wave, melting snow,
the quenching of thirst.
Sky speaks in lightning flash,
hazy moon, white billowing
clouds on a canvas of blue.
All speak to me
as if it were my own speech,
while I remain the silent witness.
I listen, I hear, I laugh in my sleep,
though once in a while I just weep,
Yes — at the suchness of all,
I just weep.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s