Saturday, November 29, 2008

Holiday in motion
Christ climbed down
from His bare Tree
this year
and ran away to where
no fat handshaking stranger
in a red flannel suit
and a fake white beard
went around passing himself off
as some sort of North Pole saint
crossing the desert to Bethlehem
in a Volkswagen sled
drawn by rollicking Adirondack reindeer
and German names
and bearing sacks of Humble Gifts
from Saks Fifth Avenue
for everybody's imagined Christ child
~ Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

We are the same as plants, as trees, as other people, as the rain that falls. We consist of that which is around us, we are the same as everything.
Gautama Buddha