Vernal Equinox 2016

To S.G.

The babbling creek is calling out
your name in the park

The apple blossoms are blooming
in full

So white they purify
my missing you

You’re not here and I celebrate
Spring equinox

As quietly as the mind
I try to achieve

I listen to the universe
and contemplate

*All in one
and one in all*

Happy first day of Spring!

*from The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thích Nhất Hạnh

Random Thoughts 3.12.2016

The Leaf. Feb. 2016

to uncle H. Bui

“You’ll be on my mind forever”
Norah Jones’ sultry voice playing
on the smart phone while I was
walking in the Winter rain
made me think about you, uncle

You’re right. There are encounters
in life that you will never forget
and relationships that seem
to never be ended even when
you don’t keep in touch any more

The geese have been back to the park
The grass is beautifully green this year
The white dandelion is shy in the breeze
Spring seems to be here early

Here comes new life
New relationship
New beginning
Let’s be hopeful
for the best!

California Feb. 2016





I’m Dreaming of the Spring

I’m dreaming of the Spring
when I’m healthy and happy in a pretty dress
walking among the green grass
singing with the yellow willows
listening to the song of the Universe

I let my mind wander to the Spring
and be infused with Nature’s spirit
celebrating Spring with the Spring Goddess
let her soothe my pains
and calm my mind
when it seems an obstacle
for me to get outdoors

Sucking in the beauty of the pink tulips
against the background of the pine trees
which reach far to the blue sky
out of the windows from my bedside
I’m dreaming of the Spring

California Feb. 2016

Pink Tulip