ZEN POEMS: “Bird Bath”

 

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Bird Bath

Only this
matters: this ecstatic
baptism

this standing on stick-
thin legs where the singing
creek pools at the lip
of the waterfall

only this
ruby-feathered
chest diving to meet
its reflection

this beak piercing
again and again that quivering
surface, these wings half-
unfolding, a ruffle

of joy guiding rivers
of light a tumble
of droplets dressed
in rainbows along your hidden
spine

shattering all
decorum beneath
blue branches in quiet

assent. . .

by Elizabeth Reninger

US (1963 – ) Timeline
Taoist

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Gorgeous words of Zen poetry, Amira. Marvelous and look at the bird too good.

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    1. Thank you so much dear Kamal! ❤

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      1. Welcome always dear Amira

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  2. LindaP says:

    I love watching birds take a bath! Great poem and wonderful photo Amira!

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    1. Thank you Linda! Oh! We loved them too! There is such a contagious joy and zest in the simple pleasures of life! We have a humming bird that discovered our bird bath, and he is such a cutie, dancing around the water, while he bathes himself!!! ❤

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