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Video of Buddha Poetry Reading by Professor Pommersheim

 

Buddha’s Field Guide to Poetry

Buddha’s Field Guide to Poetry
 
Find the image
cut the grammar
 
place the earth
along the bottom
 
make it grow
from craft
 
To crag
 

Buddha’s Ode to Brevity

Buddha’s Ode to Brevity

With fewer words
 
more concentration
less scatter
 

Buddha’s Praise of Silence

Buddha’s Praise of Silence
 
Silence
is the missing key
 
that unlocks the door
to understanding
 
All the noise.
 

Buddha Visits the Rosebud Sioux Reservation

Buddha Visits the Rosebud Sioux Reservation
  
Tunkaŝila
 
The people
suffer
 
but reach out
to you
 
Distant stars
the red road
 

Buddha on Prairie Radio

Buddha on Prairie Radio
 
Whether life
or death
 
Hold tight
stay home
 

Buddha at the Lathe

Buddha at the Lathe

The long craft

of care
and suffering

Takes practice
and imagination
 

Buddha on Aging

Buddha on Aging

Season
upon season

white hair
rusty gate
 

Buddha Volunteers at Hospice

Buddha Volunteers at Hospice

No god

just gratitude
and simplicity

that's how
it ends

 

 

Buddha Goes Swimming with His Girlfriend

Buddha Goes Swimming with His Girlfriend

You ride
the wave

While I fight
the undertow
 

Buddha's Nutrition Mantra

Buddha's Nutrition Mantra

Give more
take less

It fills
you up
 

Buddha in Winter

Buddha in Winter

No end
to weather

Just snowshoes
to put on
 

Buddha Meets Bob Dylan

Buddha Meets Bob Dylan

Who knows
most likely

you'll go
your way

And I'll
go mine
 

Buddha Speaks with His Oncologist

Buddha Speaks with His Oncologist

Not a war
to win

but a peace
to find

In the body's
diplomacy

         for David Getches
 

Buddha Goes to the Unemployment Office

Buddha Goes to the Unemployment Office

Work of hands
work of mind

so difficult to find
across these lands

Of broken range
and climate change
 

Buddha and the Bees Go Punk

Buddha and the Bees Go Punk

They pollinate the flowers
in all their drunken hours

they comb and swarm the honey
burn up all their money

they roil and they rile
stir that worker style

Buzz       Buzz      Buzz
 

Buddha Shoots Hoops at Dusk

Buddha Shoots Hoops at Dusk

Last second jumpshots
but soon enough

Death will steal
the inbounds pass
 

Buddha's Common Sense Sutra

Buddha's Common Sense Sutra

Hey it ain't

no yoga zen
pilates sudoku

off the wall
guru bullshit

don't pay money
just pay attention

It's common sense
and it's free!
 

Buddha Alludes to Blackbirds and Wallace Stevens

Buddha Alludes to Blackbirds and Wallace Stevens

It was evening all morning
and it was snowing

it was going to continue
blackbirds too

At the edge of sky
just out of sight
 

Buddha Visits a Neighborhood Farmers Market

Buddha Visits a Neighborhood Farmers Market

Local cultivation

of home grown
in common ground

Makes a thousand
flowers bloom!
 

Buddha Overhears a Conversation at a High School Basketball Game in Rural South Dakota

Buddha Overhears a Conversation at a High School Basketball Game in Rural South Dakota

It's funny how friendship lives
all the days and nights where it is

I'm hoping your youngest makes the three
you're hoping my oldest is still free
 

Buddha Waives His Miranda Rights and Interrogates Himself

Buddha Waives His Miranda Rights and Interrogates HImself

Please don't ask
because I don't
want to tell

sure
surely that
and even more

So now you know
honesty is never
the best policy
 

Buddha Drinks Coffee With Albert Camus

Buddha Drinks Coffee with Albert Camus

Not bravado
just steady hearts

The wheat of justice
from grains of mercy
 

Buddha Marches for Peace with Dorothy Day

Buddha Marches for Peace with Dorothy Day

Arm in arm
against the drones

Loaves and fishes
but never stones
 

Buddha Crosses the Somme River

Buddha Crosses the Somme River

Requiem
for the fallen

but not
the desolation

Of mustard gas
and cruel industry

The Great War!
 

Buddha on High Capitalism

Buddha on High Capitalism

The love of more
always exceeds

The embrace
of acquisition
 

Buddha Considers Autumn

Buddha Considers Autumn
 
Loss changes shape
so be wary
 
of colors
and falling leaves
 
What
you wish for
 

Buddha Witnesses an Execution in South Dakota

Buddha Witnesses an Execution in South Dakota
 
The subject
of violence
 
becomes the ghost
of violence
 
Dead man walking
unforgiving rain
 
 
                                                                                                Becky O’Connell, Age 9
                                                                                                Donald Moeller, Age 60
 

Buddha Paints a Still Life

Buddha Paints a Still Life
 
Apples
prayer beads
 
clear light
open window
 
Holding
the moment
 

Buddha Reads Homer’s ‘Iliad’

Buddha Reads Homer’s ‘Iliad’
 
Amphius son of a prophet
met death early in Troy
 
his brother Andrestus too
a ghost in Fallujah
 
or is it Kandahar
missing in action
 
Who knows the name?
 

Buddha Turns the Page

Buddha Turns the Page
 
Explanations
satisfy the mind
 
But only meaning
satisfies the heart
 

Buddha on Dualism

Buddha on Dualism
 
Sometimes
we beg for food
 
Sometimes
we beg the question
 

Buddha and Words

Buddha and Words
 
Words play tricks
 
in different ears
and different eras
 
the end begins
the beginning ends
 
and all the stuff
in between
 
That’s why we go on
to put it into words
 

Buddha Sums it Up

Buddha Sums it Up
 
Good things remain
even after they pass away
 

Buddha Cautions the Haiku Liberation Front

Buddha Cautions the Haiku Liberation Front
 
Of course
small is beautiful
 
But why
seek big praise
 

Buddha Updates Johnny Paycheck

Buddha Updates Johnny Paycheck
 
Take this algorithm
and shove it!
 

Buddha Visits Iraq

Buddha Visits Iraq
 
There was an orchard
then no
 
Just dust
war elegy
 

Buddha Visits an Arctic Shaman

Buddha Visits an Arctic Shaman
 
Here
take this dream from me
 
abandon me in snow
but never let it go

 

 

Buddha Addresses the Theology of Monotheism

Buddha Addresses the Theology of Monotheism
 
There is
only one God
 
the God
of many mistakes

 

 

Buddha Returns to Tibet and Witnesses a Self-Immolation

Buddha Returns to Tibet
and Witnesses a Self-Immolation
 
It’s simple really
 
you speak with your life
and offer alms to the birds
 
your spirit moves on
only the ashes remain
 

Buddha at the Last

Buddha at the Last
 
Loved ones
come closer
 
Help me
to depart
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