Saturday, July 11, 2015

Vow of Mercy

The Tibetan yogi, Shabkar
writes of protecting waterfowl
from an eagle who would daily 
catch a few under his refuge.

Wielding a slingshot the yogi
would chase the eagle.  But once it
faltered, and fell in the water. 
Shabkar pitied the bird of prey . . .

that day spent lost in nature’s womb,
the protector of the sentient.

1 comment:

  1. Reading this I had to do some online research to find out who Shabkar was. I gleaned some things and found out enough to know that The Life of Shabkar: The Autobiography of a Tibetan Yogin is available at Amazon, but not at the local library.