Poems and Reflections

This page is dedicated to reflections of members of the IMH Sangha, writings that have been inspired or prompted by the experience of meditation or on retreats.

By Mary Yurkovich

Silent Retreat

Who am I if I am not my mind?

Well, I am birdsong.

I am sunlight on small pears swelling from spring’s blossoms.

I am the tri-pronged pine needle caught in a shrub on its way to the earth.

I am silent space between the still row of sangha sitters.

I am the soft pink ears of the nine-banded armadillo.

I am rain slanting across soft hills that fold into the tree line.

And I suspect I am, dear fellow human, a part of you.

At the Margaret Austin Center
June 8, 2013