Poem for Fying Fish’s Shuso Ceremony

Poem for Flying Fish’s Shuso (head monk) ceremony

Diving into deep chasms
Peering into dark caves
No shadow left unilluminated
You proceed with the great open body
Into the unknown.

Tying the mind to vastness
Together, we wrangle all our wild stories.
Without momentum, the wheel    slowly          stops.

Stopping and resting
We notice
Birds fly like birds
Fish swim like fish