Love Everybody

When I come down from the Holy Mountain

I pray that I should not find people dancing around golden calf

shouting, “we are not going to be replaced.”

 

They thought that God was dead

and I was gone

They thought that they needed other gods

who should lead them in the wilderness

 

I pray that I should not throw away those holy words

written in my deepest heart

I pray that I should not be blocked by God in front of the promised land

because of my anger and temper

 

I want to keep the Transfiguration experience

the joy of the Holy Mountain

down here with my people, my friends, and my family

worshiping only God, serving everybody

 

Holding tight these holy words

written in my deepest soul

I repeat, “love your enemy” “love your neighbor as yourself”

as if those are chants that I should keep all the time!

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My Peach Tree

I look at my peach tree in my backyard

I pass all the signs on the Balfour Blvd, “Peaches,” “Pick Yourself!,” “Towns Best!” and come home
to greet my one and only old peach tree
It is old, wrinkled, and has many broken branches
Still it has big, juicy, beautiful peaches
I climb up on a ladder and carefully touch them
as if I touch a new born baby, carefully and slowly one by one
When they come into my bosom
I come down the ladder with them
I thank to my old peach tree who stands still there
Who knows? She may have many aches and hurts that I do not know
But she did it again this year. She produced these new yellowish young round fist-size life
I appreciate the life producing old peach tree
I do not care for the form and the look
She has been with me there long time together
And I love her more than the pretty, juicy, new peaches!
I love the old rugged branches of her. I love her.
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Thinking Gerald Hopkins

When I see a kingfisher and dragonflies

My heart sings praises

When I hear stones falling into a well

My soul praises God

They just awake my inner castle

and make it a sanctuary of the One.

 

Your body is a Holy Temple,

They teach me

Your life is a gift from God

They remind me of God’s grace

Live as a letter from Christ!

They solemnly advise me

 

An invisible soul takes a form of a man

An inaudible song comes into a sheet music

Now I am playing my violin to show

The Face of the One in the melody.

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It is time for us to worship

It is time for us to worship

When the windmill starts  talking to me

it is time to wake up

when we understand what the wind and cloud say

it is time to worship

when we love everybody, even our enemies,

it is time for us to open the heaven’s gate

it is time to enjoy the feast

it is the time to meet the One

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From the Treetop

From the Treetop

From the treetops

you can see the sky

if you decided to look up

and fly

 

from the treetops

you can see the fallen leaves

if you decide to look down

and jump

 

Fly or jump

we cannot stay at the treetops

we have to move on to march twenty (miles or days?)

for a new beginning

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See You Soon!

See you soon!

Dying is being born

In a new form I agree

Old habits die hard they say

Old bodies die hard also

But my friends

We have to die with fear and trembling

Only to find the unknown with joy

When I die

Do not hold me

Let me go

I will wait for you on the other side

It is time for us to say

See you soon!

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I love you!

I love you

I live without knowing the end of the story

I love without understanding the whole person

I read without learning all the points

I laugh without worrying about the message

I write without saying I love you. But I do love you.

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