March 16, 2007

chop wood, carry water

love and adventure are
words that can be found
in any dictionary -

they are simple days
free of high romance,
excitement another

person might call
them boring:
sweep porch

wash dishes
boil rice
boil water

sit at writing desk
sit before shrine
write poems

I left my work to learn how

& breathe

I count all the people
who have entered
both my life and

heart on
            one open 

—Shin Yu Pai
previously published in !Tex! magazine

Posted by dwaber at March 16, 2007 12:11 PM