Student sculpture, zoology education centre, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
Irrelevant but connected time draws us close
to a mindful revelation that perhaps time
is all but some sort of cartoon image
and we are all caught
in the artists’ bare hand
This poem was written by a young forgotten Japanese poet named Misuzu Kaneko (April 11, 1903–March 10, 1930).
ARE YOU AN ECHO?
If I say, “Let’s play?”
you say, “Let’s play!”
If I say, “Stupid!”
you say, “Stupid!”
If I say, “I don’t want to play anymore,”
you say, “I don’t want to play anymore.”
And then, after a while,
I say, “Sorry.”
You say, “Sorry.”
Are you just an echo?
No, you are everyone.
Canberra – near Lake Burley Griffin 2018
“If you are facing in the right direction, all you need to do is keep on walking.” Budda
Portsea, Victoria, Australia – photo care of Di Kerr (Yin yoga teacher)
Give up on the dream
Give in to doubt
Give it the energy it deserves
While your spirit faces the eye of the storm
Not all those that wander the earth are lost – they just need a helping hand
New teaching/learning building Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Until you make the unconscious, conscious
It will direct your life
And you will call it fate.