Unscrew the locks from the doors!

//Unscrew the locks from the doors!

Unscrew the locks from the doors!

Waiting for a visitor in the wet, gray morning, I ask again: What is it?
There is no answer apart from the question, which strips away the illusions that I take up in vain attempts to stay dry and warm.

Walt Whitman famously urged:
« Unscrew the locks from the doors!
Unscrew the doors themselves from their jambs! »

As does a Zen koan: Better to have nothing at all than to have something good. (Blue Cliff Record, Case 86)

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Enseignante Zen et poète, Sensei Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell est née et a grandi à Minneapolis, aux Etats-Unis. Arrivée en France en 1981 pour étudier la littérature et l’histoire, elle y est restée, s’installant à Paris, où elle élève ses deux enfants et gagne sa vie en tant que journaliste. The Zen teacher and poet Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell Sensei was born and raised in Minneapolis, but came to France in 1981 to study literature and history and has lived in Paris ever since, raising her two children and making a living as a journalist.

One Comment

  1. rodo 3 juin 2008 at 14 h 33 min - Reply

    hello, come in!

    how good it is
    to be somewhere

    to stay? perhaps, but where?

    I dare, come in
    and questions fall apart.

    some time.

    have one tee… or maybe a beer?
    doesn’t matter, nice to be here 🙂

    thanx, be well,
    rodo

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