Nancy Goodrich
2014
Chine collee print
5 x 7


Buddha

I’ve sat under this bodhi tree
for more than forty days –
it’s easy to lose count
with nothing to eat or drink.

My thoughts go round and round
over the riches I’ve known,
the hardships I’ve suffered,
but never land anywhere.

I’m beginning to think this tree
is only the universe stopping by,
that it contains the stars,
the wind, the insects

at its feet, the man under its leaves.
And I am the universe.

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