The invitation was to memorize the Metta Sutta, a Buddhist poem about lovingkindness. I love memorizing poems. Challenge accepted.
I return to this poem by Jack Gilbert over and over. Today seems like a good day to share it.
As writing goes, the Diamond Sutra is about as far from limerick as you can get, but my guy made it work. Because he’s a genius.
Back in the 13th century, the haiku was just the opening phrase of a much longer, oral poem called a renga.