23 November 2015

Poemcards


Between silence and worship
Is the house of Ecstasy

comes from trying to write instructions for learning the shakuhachi:

As I have said before, play outside.

The talent of this instrument is to find the echo of the space in which it finds itself.

The gap between silence and worship which is the house of ecstasy.

Find the loudest bird in your vicinity.

Probably it will be high in a tree.

That is okay, you can remain on the ground.

Play the sound of the bird.

The rest seems obvious.

I know it is somewhat flippant, but pertinent in my experience.


One by one,
My Lord
Collects my tears
So He may taste them all,
But He only wants
To see me smile
In every heart I find.

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