Monday, April 15, 2013

Nanao Sakaki: "Just Enough"

Soil for legs
Axe for hands
Flower for eyes
Bird for ears
Mushrooms for nose
Smile for mouth
Songs for lungs
Sweat for skin
Wind for mind  


"Just Enough" by Nanao Sakaki, from What Book?!: Buddha Poems from Beat to Hiphop, edited by Gary Gach. © Parallax Press, 1998.

Photography credit: "Axe Chopping Wood," by Chris Capre, 2012 (originally color).


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