around the corner of the house
out of the wind
she has not nurtured them
only the leaking roof
butterflies gather daily
their wings mixing colour
with the blooms
we spy around the corner
both holding our breath
holding our wind
ALI COBBY ECKERMAN
Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 – 1954), Monday 22 November 1954,
The great Way involves the highest form of exertion,
which goes on unceasingly in cycles
from the first dawning of religious truth,
through the test of discipline and practice,
to awakening and nirvana.
It is sustained exertion proceeding without lapse from cycle to cycle.
Accordingly, it is exertion that is neither self-imposed, nor imposed by others,
but free and uncoerced.
The truth is that the benefits of one’s own struggles and sustained exertions
are shared by all beings in the ten directions.
Others may not be aware of this, but it is so …