Jay Mandeville

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Hot Weather, A Zen Poem

Enduring hot weather
is like avoiding a visitor's call:
stay hidden beneath
Infinity's shade, keep quiet and still.

Chase off the sun under Wu-t'ung trees -
a meandering stream will unfasten the breeze.

And if, like the heat, someone shows up and stays

they too might be hiding, knowing yours is the place.


- adapted from Yuan Mei (1716-1798)

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Forgiveness Of Energy

The sweet atoms of enemies
play god and graze
sublime, unchecked.
Hate has no dawn, inside
the electron.

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