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Gerard Sarnat

Mt.  Koya Daybreak Healing Prayers  

 

South of Osaka’s smokestacks,

cable car to top of the world,

heightened

 

past the mercenaries,

I chant with monks and birds:

Warm our waking earth.

 

Lovingkindness meditation

shifts to mindful:

Cool our dying globe.

 

 

Zafu Time

 

Mudflat   grounded,

diamond-mind-racing –

what’s it worth not to cut corners?

 

 

Gerard Sarnat is the author of two critically acclaimed poetry collections, 2010’s "HOMELESS CHRONICLES from Abraham to Burning Man" and 2012’s "Disputes." He has been published in over 60 journals and anthologies. Harvard and Stanford educated, Gerry’s a physician who’s set up and staffed clinics for the disenfranchised. Gerard’s a longtime practitioner, past board member, and editor of the literary journal “Passing It On” at the Insight Meditation Center in northern California. For "The Huffington Post" review of his work and more; visit Gerard Sarnat.com.