“I Came, All of a Sudden, to my Senses”


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“‘I came, all of a sudden, to my senses’”

 

“I came, all of a sudden, to my senses,”

the Zen Master said,

“the five horses driving the chariot of my body:

touch, taste, smell, seeing, hearing,

and the kinetic one, the strangest one,

the one of muscles moving, stretching

as in a yawn, a grimace,

the pull of reins,

and I was the chariot master.

 

But some say there’s also pain,

balance,

temperature,

time,

acceleration,

and what lies beyond,

 

although, in my training,

nothing lies beyond.”

 

Hear the wind chimes

bite into the pear.

 

-Dick Allen

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