I saw a cloud

-- David Oller

I saw a cloud this morning
It hadn't moved in ten thousand years!
I moved, and it was gone.

"I saw a cloud" was written early in my practice. As a poet, I record the thoughts, feelings, observations, and experiences of a given moment; but, as a Zen student I am learning that the only crucial moment is the one that we ride. . .

like the motion of the oars on a boat gliding across the surface of a lake, awareness functions as a fluid motion, all instants immeasurable, none isolated. ...or particular.