Have you seen a blue jay cry of a messenger?
The stroller has, when a child is bullied
on his way home walk from school,
when a man is browbeaten by an authority
They call her a mindless bird, the stroller
calls her a blue messenger of the day
She performs her best repertoire
ever so softly as echoes of a Buddhist monk’s
moctack in early morning meditation
Her song soothes the bruised heart
while the hand reaches for the child
Her song a healing astringent
A smile on the sullen face rivived
Her cry awakes the lazy afternoon with a doubt,
what’s in our official repertory?
*Moctack is a Korean name for the small, wooden ball a Buddhist monk strokes while chanting mantra in early morning meditation.
(by Byung A. Fallgren. Byungafallgren.wordpress.com.)