COIN DETECTOR

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BARD'S SHARDS

 

simply passing by

the lake

or the flatlands

does not necessarily

create poetry

 

the single falling leave

bears intense Zen wisdom

 

but the satori

is kinda misplaced

in all the confusion

 

moving faster

than the speed of light

has it’s drawbacks, too

yet no one seems

to notice it

 

If I could paint a picture

then surely

I would be better off

 

but alas

I can not do

those things

ala WCW

 

nor can I

minimize

like Basho or Ryokan

 

I’m more like

the guy with a coin detector

walking along the beach

combing the sands

 

I’ll find a lot of tin

and aluminum

before I get to

the gold and silver

and copper coins

 

some will say

it isn’t worth the effort

others don’t understand

perhaps never will

 

I did take a back road

to get here

and it was a long

and vigorous ride

 

nonetheless

I am here now

and ready to come in

from the rainy cold

 

It’s been that

kind of day

and really that

kind of night, too.

 

10-25-97

Netherlands, riding a train through

 

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Clarity

From Scandinavia. 


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found a lot of tin and

found a lot of tin and aluminum.  Wondering how much it's worth as far as commodities go.