sing now

March 22, 2007

Bird says to bird
you are selfish to sing
freely, when others have no voice. My choice
is to shun the music
till all can join it.

Bird says to bird
music is heard.
Listen to the chorus
join me.


2 Responses to “sing now”

  1. So beautiful. Prophetic.

  2. Thankyou. It started as a musing on my readings of the difference between the two main Buddhist sects, but it’s meant to be more general than that, so I wouldn’t say it’s a Buddhist poem exactly. In general, I get slightly annoyed with people, especially in religion, who think that one must suffer or deny oneself to help others – that kind of thinking perpetuates the cycle of suffering, in my humble opinion. Why can’t one help people AND enjoy it?

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