Original Date: 5-21-2005

SILENT IMPROVEMENT

Painting shadows on the misty river
The crane stumbles over the blue lotus.
Never feeling sorry for itself, not thinking twice, it flies low—

In two, the full-bloomed lotus stands, yet in one, rests in none, but both!
Both beings rest in elegance
—one emerges anew with its timeless ablution: every dip in water.
—the other stays constant, ever without fault.
The crane saves the lotus; 'tis musky below and clear above: who saves whom?

>>>>>>>>>>>>>Written while in college (UGA)>>>>>>>>>>>