his sun-shade making? its water-snake smell?

II.3 — Sumangala’s Mother {vv. 23-24}

So freed! So freed!
So thoroughly freed am I —
from my pestle,
my shameless husband
& his sun-shade making,
my moldy old pot
with its water-snake smell.
Aversion & passion
I cut with a chop.
Having come to the foot of a tree,
I meditate, absorbed in the bliss:
“What bliss!”


  1. Valerie W

    July 2, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Yes cut all those cords and ties that pull us in
    all directions. Just BE.

  2. Steven R. Miller

    July 17, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    I appreciate “His Sun-Shade Making” but, I wish to understand the meaning of the “Water-Snake Smell”.

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