tim the sheep

Sorry I’m late on the Friday poem but I can’t find anything that actually says anything deep and meaningful about the Five Hindrances.  “Drop the Drama and get on with it” themes just don’t come penned by Mary Oliver or Wendell Berry.  And I’m packing for the rapture tomorrow anyway!  So, this is the best I can do:

I’ve probably violated some copyright thing but since Tim is on Tumblr anyway, I doubt it!

Have a great weekend and enjoy being uplifted in whatever manner it happens!


Unfettered at last, a traveling monk,
I pass the old Zen barrier.
Mine is a traceless stream-and-cloud life,
Of these mountains, which shall be my home?

                   –    Manan   (1591-1654)
                         The Penguin Book of Zen Poetry
                        Translated by Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto

Rest Well Robert Aitken Roshi June 19, 1917 – August 5, 2010