Friday, February 05, 2016

Cold Spring night 
Sogyu brings out
sweet potatoes unearthed
last Autumn,
split and dried over winter,
to roast in slow time
over embers like your hunger
as you practice
too hot to hold--

Then bite with care
chew with a dancy tongue
and the sweet
comes alive with your life,
the sun, the rain,
the earth in you,
relives in taste
how all things grow
and raise you up
because you are their flavor


                                     RB ii.2016



Tabor said...

Stunningly do you do that over a simple sweet potato?

Robert Brady said...

What can I say? A potato taught me...