Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Synchronous Poetry

Today someone gave me a book of poetry by David Budbill. I knew the name sounded familiar, so I started browsing through the Table of Contents for an equally familiar title. I found it. This moment of synchronous poetry seemed worth sharing.

          What We Need

          The Emperor,
          his bullies
          and henchmen
          terrorize the world
          every day,

          which is why
          every day

          we need

          a little poem
          of kindness,

          a small song
          of peace

          a brief moment
          of joy.

Let us walk in the holy presence.

(A brief moment of joy: baby animals! c/o zooborns.com)