Ummon's One Treasure

The Eiffel Tower
bounces on a trampoline.
The Sphinx comes inside
for her bowl of milk.

Ummon says,
"Take the temple gate
and place it on the lamp."

The earth trembles,
the sky vibrates...

And on the washing-line
it's still Saturday
with the clothes hanging
from their wooden pegs.

Richard von Sturmer
Kingyu's Rice Pail
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