January 1 2014 Parkway 004


If you are a poet,

you will see clearly

that there is a cloud floating

in this sheet of paper. 

Without a cloud

there will be no water;

without water,

the trees cannot grow;

and without trees,

you cannot make paper. 

So the cloud is in here. 

The existence of this page

is dependent upon

the  existence of a cloud. 

Paper and cloud are so close.

Thich Nhat Hahn


Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014