RINZAI PLANTS A PINE

If you have a seed
in your pocket
what will you do with it?
Even a small seed
planted carefully
in the middle of a forest
may take hold and grow.

Tamp the soil with your toe
three times, three times again
secure in knowing
this tree will never
provide you shade.


A reflection on Iron Flute Koans case 18

One thought on “RINZAI PLANTS A PINE

  1. Lovely poem but needs an “s” on the first three time(s)

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