Bodhi Tree.

Posted on 07/08/2010


Do you feel plagued by
a restless, insufferable pain?
a paradoxical numbness, save this outcry?
Do you seldom abstain
From temptations, to detach?

You are not alone, mon frère,
But to find the elusive equanimity,
It’s high time I took your leave,
For a lifelong tutelage, under that bodhi tree,
Learning to treat joy and despair alike, to detach.

From the expanse of the reservoir,
Of knowledge and experience gathered, I can sip
Only to soothe my fears, and not cure,
For that is not my own script,
Don’t fret my friend, this is just a conjecture, to detach!