Poems by Inchiki


Desire Only Silence

(Reflection on verse 517, Guru Vachaka Kovai)

How true you are to say -
'Desire only Silence
For in Silence there is nothing to desire'
How much time did I waste before knowing this?

Listen to the surface of the pond
Where it meets the shard of glass
Sit like the black river stone iris
Elope with the blood of your veins

Arrange your robes in a velvet patina
Pat the fat hip of your empty rice bowl
Loop your waist rope around a bell hole
Hold your hand out for a rain drop

Paint the happy blue boy who laughs
At those with buried heads in the sand
See as the little understandings come together
That there is nothing to understand

27 Watt  2007