Samurai Songby 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.