Some Leonard Koans
I’ve heard the soul is diamond in the rough
That pain must polish it to a bright display;
But mine is diamond dust that’s blown away.
(from “I’ve Counted What I Have”)
Now I heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord,
But you don’t really care for music, do you?
I know you’ve heard it’s over now, and war must surely come,
The cities they are broke in half, and the middle men are gone.
But let me ask you one more time, O children of the dusk,
All these hunters who are shrieking now: oh do they speak for us?
(from “Stories of the Street”)
Never make a decision when you need to pee.