Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Zig-Zag Bridge

This bridge crosses the koi pond near the Teahouse in the Japanese Friendship Garden
in San Jose. Before one of out YT spring readings, I walked across it carefully
and saw this mother with her children. Kiyoko told me that it was supposed to
confuse demons who were crossing, but it could easily confuse you
if you are not mindful of where you put your feet.

Small koi splashing
among the water lilies
        children's voices

Pat Shelley

A Shadowed Path; 1995 Member's Anthology
edited by Patricia Moran Machmiller, page 9.

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