FIRST THOUGHT BEST THOUGHT, 108 POEMS
First thought is best
Then you compose
Composition's what you compose--
In terms of what?
What is what
And what might not be the best
That what could be best
That what-was was the only best
Why didn't you?
The first thought was the first what
That what was the best what
What might not be is heartbroken
Heart is your only security
What shall we do?
What shouldn't we do?
What did you say?
I forgot what I was just about to say
I was just about getting interested
In what you have to say
I'm glad that you want to tell me
What you want to say
What was it that you wanted to tell me?
Is that so
That you want to tell me what he'd like to tell me
That wouldn't be difficult
But she might hesitate
It is problematic
In my honesty to tell you
What I would like to tell you
Who do you think is kidding who?
I have no kids
You are the star of the world
I didn't take part in starving
Moon is good enough
So is the earth
And the water
I take refuge in the Buddha as an example
I take refuge in the Dharma as the path
I take refuge in the Sangha as the companionship
I am that which I I I I
And so forth.