Dharma Poem: Buddha Taught Me to Dance

Buddha taught me to dance
To step in when needed
To step out when not
To step aside
When I can’t help

I’m still awkward
Too eager to speak
Instead of opening my arms
& following the lead

Stepping up
Stepping away
Stepping in
Stepping back when sure
I’ve the answer
Stepping in secret
So your breath
Is heard

Let harm fall from me
One hand to touch you lightly
Our feet smooth
In the dharma

© May 19, 2015 Carolyn White

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