Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Flying Without Wings

I had a parakeet named Pete
who said to me one day,
Teach me how to meditate
like a lark who is learning to pray.

I told him, First, you fold your feet.
Then close your eyes and say
over and over (repeat, repeat)
"Namaste ... namaste ... namaste".

For weeks the chanting parakeet
could only rock and sway.
But one day he started to levitate
and he blissfully floated away.