Song of Stone Image of Buddha
For the long years
when you were in this big stone,
what were you thinking about?
When you were brought out into this world,
your stone face was shining fresh.
Now it is covered with pale moss,
as is with scales.
Rather than holy Buddha
you look like a dinosaur
who is now launching up to the Space…
Are you Buddha?
Or is Buddha Dinosaur?
KOICHI YAKUSHIGAWA, poet of today