Ways of praying

22 Sep


some haiku from my students

   Is this how you pray
   asked the simple, naked man
   to the confused duck.
 I bring word from God
  said the duck. Kneel before me
  and learn to pray.
  Why do you tell a
  duck to pray when he was
  never in Eden.
  In a naked state
   he confided to the duck
  ‘Peace is hard to find.’
 God is in the duck
  Buddha in the lonely man
  And now they shake hands.
  Naked man on knees
  worshipping a small white duck.
  Moon blesses them both.
  I pray to a duck
  at night. To show I come in
  peace, I pray naked.
Worshipping a duck
 is what a lonely man does
 when he wants answers.
I have found the duck.
He was searching for me too.
We are not alone.
Searching for my soul,
asking the duck for answers,
shedding my old skin.

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