Friday, October 14, 2011

Poem of the Week: Nahshon Cook

Nahshon Cook

From a Conversation-Hour Discussion About Intolerance with Adult English Students

Pak Kret, Nonthanburi, Thailand

Then he explained

how the Buddha

instructed us

to reflect on the body

our skin

our hands and feet

our body hair

our nails and teeth

our noses

our eyes

our minds

our hearts

so that we can see

ourselves clearly

in every person

no matter where

-Nahshon Cook

Used by permission.


A note from Nahshon:

This poem is an offering of

gratitude for the healing power of love

and I hope (with my whole heart)

that you enjoy it

Peace and a smile, beautiful people,

Nahshon Cook


Cook's second collection The Killing Fields and Other Poems will be published in 2015 by Shabda Press.

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