Three Aphorisms

Watch the dog leaping and learn from the monk;
Not all meditation needs to be junk.
Cowardice protects you when the tigers come:
Jump the paddock wall, my friend, and run like hell, just run!
Those who sit together and those who sit apart,
Know that sitting shiva is a quiet art.

Poems © by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Sunday’s Whirligig #211
More Poetry Pantry #478 at Poets United

Posted on April 28, 2019, in couplets, Poetry Pantry, Poets United, Rhyming poetry, Sunday's Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. Lisa at Greenbow

    I love the quiet art of writing poetry and reading poetry. Cheers.

  2. Often we learn a lot more by observing don’t we? As for the tiger; I am counting on me being too thin to interest him…how about you?

  3. Such wonderful depth and wisdom in those last lines! ❤️

  4. Ah, sometimes it is wise to be a ‘coward’ and just RUN!

  5. three cleaver aphorisms thank you..bkm

  6. I like all these, and especially the second.

  7. Each of these is just perfect. I could see it all – especially jumping the wall!

  8. I do love aphorisms… and of course it’s wise to be a coward sometimes…

  9. All these are true, clever and fun to read. Enjoyed so much.

  10. The first two lines made me laugh, the last two left me nodding…

  11. I love these wise little Aphorisms! Very cool!


    I imagine finding these in fortune cookies! Not your average fortune!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Great idea! I’m ready to start a fortune-cookie company!

      On Sun, Apr 28, 2019 at 8:22 PM Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  13. No meditation is junk…if one….meditates 🙂

  14. Sitting shiva…yes…I know about that.

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