Saint Julian Press Poet
Fred LaMotte - SAVOR ETERNITY
ENVIRONMENTAL BUDDHISM 101
Such a perfect afternoon for traveling
nowhere down a forest path!
Let your feet perform a miracle.
To the famished gravity of the planet,
offer healing steps.
Give a walk, don’t take one.
Recycle your body, compost your mind
into worm-food, just by looking deeply.
Find unfathomable Dharma practice
in not wasting your bagel.
Marvel at void tulips under a Stop sign,
satori in a milkweed, trellised through spokes
of the Enso in a rusty bicycle wheel.
See immortal Tara’s tantric face of compassion
in a month-old dog turd, tufted
with feathers of mold in the dandelions.
A lanky condom looped over blossoming heather,
Nalgene bottle impeccably thrown
into suchness among wild anemones,
garden snail's aluminum Diet Pepsi home:
Garbage reveals your Buddha nature.
Picking it up is the Bodhisattva’s vow.
If you must throw things away, remember:
throughout countless Buddha fields, vacant lots
of raindrop-pearled abandoned cars, galaxies
of Skittles wrappers roiled like cherry blossoms
in the silent heart of Amithaba,
there is no such place
By Alfred K. LaMotte
Savory Eternity by Alfred K. LaMotte * ISBN-13: 978-0-9965231-4-1* ISBN 10: 0-9965231-4-6
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