Sunday, December 22, 2019

The Visit

—Joseph Nolan, Stockton, CA

A couple towns down
From the Temple of the
Great Buddha Statue-in-the-Round,
A younger brother lived.
That was the only place
He could be found,
Since he didn’t travel,

Every so often,
His relatives would go
Burn incense at the feet
Of the Great Buddha,
Say some prayers and mantras,
Ask for the fertility of their offspring
And pray for good health,
Prosperity and long lives.

They didn’t visit
Their little brother,
Because they did not
His Buddha-nature
Or their


—Medusa, thanking Joseph Nolan for today’s fine poetry ~

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