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April 2, 2014

No Mud, No Lotus. {Poem}

lotus mud flower water bloom

“No mud, no lotus.”

~ Tich Naht Hahn

 

No Mud, No Lotus

No mud, no lotus.

No noise, no silence.

No silence, no song.

No bitter, no sweet.

No low, no high.

No old, no young.

No weak, no strong.

No ugly, no beautiful.

No broken, no whole.

No black, no white.

No white, no color.

No missing, no found.

No fall, no rise.

No work, no play.

No death, no birth.

No Adam, no Eve.

(No Eve, no Adam.)

No mud, no lotus.

 

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Editor: Catherine Monkman

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