Smokey the Bear Sutra by Gary Snyder

Check out Idaho for an example of malice and destruction of forests.

Posted by Terry at December 11, 2016 11:56 AM

Smokey the Bearer serves as teacher to the witless and witness to the wonder. As mother of us all, she bears our insults and iniquities with her patient, healing scrutable smile.
When she spanks we're wise to learn and give her thanks.
The Buddha in bare skin bearskin has nothing to hide, abiding in truth. To be human is to be Buddha in form, though some choose to be so in deform.

Posted by Howard Nelson at December 11, 2016 3:18 PM

Thanks for posting this, Gerard! Isn't this poem sheer delight? I'm honored to help contribute to your great website. A tip of the ol' ranger hat to you.

Posted by Tom Hyland at December 11, 2016 9:19 PM

It's Smokey Bear. No "the".

Posted by grayjohn at December 14, 2016 7:56 AM