Saturday, June 11, 2011

Zen Poem: Chicken or Egg

Zen Poem: Chicken or Egg
By Laijon Liu 20110611

chicken -> egg
egg -> chicken

a body holds a shell
a shell holds a body

outer white, inner eye
within its thin shell
holds life and samsara

history grows in its universe
future bursts and reveals the world

then life faces its constant chaos
striving in a mass of enlightenment

origin, present, doubt and search…
embryo, birth, define and redefine…

till someday the body drops
the shell cracks, and the two worlds meld

Inspired by an egg poem of a Slovenia poet.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

People and Cattle

People and Cattle