Going Too Fast
May 4, 2015 Leave a comment
I’m on a Zen retreat: more like a Zen workout for the mind and spirit. This poem by WS Merwin was read out on the first day. As someone who is often going too fast, the poem is a call to attention, which is the essence of Zen.
Going too fast for myself I missed more than I think I can remember
almost everything it seems sometimes and yet there are chances that come back
that I did not notice when they stood where I could have reached out and touched them
this morning the black shepherd dog still young looking up and saying
Are you ready this time
My new puppy, Gracie, might well be asking me the same question.
Are you ready this time?