Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Samurai Song

  by Robert Pinsky
When I had no roof I made
Audacity my roof. When I had
No supper my eyes dined.

When I had no eyes I listened.
When I had no ears I thought.
When I had no thought I waited.

When I had no father I made
Care my father. When I had
No mother I embraced order.

When I had no friend I made
Quiet my friend. When I had no
Enemy I opposed my body.

When I had no temple I made
My voice my temple. I have
No priest, my tongue is my choir.

When I have no means fortune
Is my means. When I have
Nothing, death will be my fortune.

Need is my tactic, detachment
Is my strategy. When I had
No lover I courted my sleep.

This poem is the essense of what we are here to be. Fluid, flexible in our meaning and understanding the inevitability of what we call "evil" and the salvation in seeing it as a part of the eternal circle of trust to what is.
He turns his evil into blessing and that is what we all can do. I feel greatly inspired by this poem and connected to it. it is my principle of life too. 
We should not be afraid.
We should be carrying ourselves with dignity and trust, like Samurais.
I am a Samurai too.
I am a Warrior of Love.
As every one of You.
As every one of Us.

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