Saturday, October 17, 2009

QUOTE (POEM) FOR TODAY

Here's a small poem I always dug:

"DIFFICULTY ALONG THE WAY

Seeking Perfect Total Enlightenment
is looking for a flashlight
when all you need the flashlight for
is to find your flashlight"

—Lew Welch

5 comments:

Robert G. Zuckerman said...

that's like when Ikkyu talks about so many people walking on the street - they know, but don't know that they know ;-)

tom said...

good poem to start the afternoon.

Ed Baker said...

I found
flash-light
in
the last place
I looked


Lew always did take one extra unnecessary step

especially with the [...]

Anonymous said...

I'm in favor of Imperfect Partial Enlightenment. It doesn't hurt as much as the other kind.
---TPW

harryn said...

what about batteries ...