john tiong chunghoo

(Jan 21,1960 / NEW YORK)

Travel Laos Haiku - The Unripe Papaya


unripe papaya on altar
even buddha has to wait
for his food

I saw this in a shop near the hotel i stayed in Vientiane. there was this papaya which was just beginning to ripe but was placed in front of the buddha as an offering.

vietianne travel Dec 2007

Submitted: Saturday, December 15, 2007
Edited: Saturday, April 30, 2011
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