You could learn a lot

just sitting watching God

take tea with Buddha

in the tent at the top of the world.

They keep the flap open

so you can walk inside the quiet and cool

and see the small cups that you thought

too tiny for the hand of God

who after all holds the whole world.

That’s why God needs to rest

on a cloud of cushions

and contemplate with Buddha

the art of letting go.

From Enough Clear Water (Steele Roberts Ltd. Publisher, New Zealand). copyright © 2001 by Anne Powell.
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Posted with kind permission of the poet.