Chop Wood, Carry Water

Place – tap – swing – split – stack
This is my moving mantra

Bump – bump – pop – crack – clatter
This is my guided meditation

Find – fill – carry – offer – accept
This is my daily practice

Share – quench – sate – drench – serve
This is my sacred journey –

“Before enlightenment, chop wood and carry water;
After enlightenment, chop wood and carry water”

What the Master did not tell me
Was that enlightenment comes
from doing exactly that.

© 2009 by Daniel B. Singer