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Zen & the Art or lack thereof of Humor…
by Ed Matlack
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Is there humor in meditation,

Though they try it shows not in mediation,

Humor could be considered an aberration,

Of ones mind closed though it may be,

To daily changes and an abnormal use of medication…


Does Zen have anything to do with humor,

Are we herein discussing truth or rumor,

Can humor then be bought by the consumer,

I may have a lack for the brain, but I still got the tumor…


Am I herein beating a dead equine,

While I suck the straw to empty a bottle of wine,

Some higher power has done all this by design,

I try to find humor in daily activities,

Most times though I find no humor standing in line…

© ed J 11/7/07

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Reviewed by Tom Hyland

GOOD HUMOR... ain't he the guy ringing the bell, playing music, and selling icecream?

and ZEN is the suffix of CITI, as in KANE!

And you better hope ole PEE-WEE don't get wind of you beatin' horses, even DEAD ones! Even they deserve dignity!

and you SUCKING WINE --- don't blame that on GOD! 'cause then you would be SUCKING WIND!

and RUMOR has it that RUFUS is the REAL PUPPETEER! and POET! and ZENMASTER!

But, you are FUNNY --- well sort of, sometimes... occasionally... er, uh, um ...


yer TRAILER TRASH PAL... TomKat...

Reviewed by Kathy Armijo
Meditation is good for the soul, but it always makes me fall asleep. Apparently, I'm not good at meditation, but I am awfully good at sleeping soundly. ZZZzzzzz Pretty funny, huh? I guess there is some humor there. lol

Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
I believe in the power of self healing and I'm proof that it works. There is so much we don't know about our bodies and to say something works better for one than another is wise as no two bodies are the same. Who knows us better than us anyway.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Thank you for sharing your philosophical perspective, Ed. I have been advised on many occasions to "medidate." So far, I have not had the patience to make a true effort at it. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Rene Swing
One should laugh each & everyday....Its good for the soul...Enjoyed your poem....
Reviewed by E T Waldron
You have an active mind Ed and finding humor in everything is a good sign, perhaps you are the essence of zen;-)

Reviewed by Walt Hardester
I get my humor fix while standing in lines,
by reading the tabloids and laughing at their headlines.....

Reviewed by Georg Mateos
'lil brother, the day you get no more good humor is the day we kick you out of the house and keep Rufuz for ourselves, he's funny!
Is this one of those awful japanese koans, or just a rumour on humour, otherwise this is very senzible, to meditate on, You are a funny man me thinks, otherwise I'm with Mr. Ed. Blessings my friend!
Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Look around you. There's something funny in most everything: I know, you've written about it! Keep looking to the sunny side, I need it, too, especially now. Have had a couple hard excellent write (and you better be kidding 'bout the tumor!!).

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. Licky kisses to Rufuz and you!
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
Ed I think you must find humor almost everywhere. Enjoyed the philisophical poem.
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten
Some higher power has done all this by design...
Life without Humor is like. . . a straw with a hole in it! LOL!
I just came across this video this morning I think you'd enjoy!
Check it out!
Love and Peace~
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Brother, may there always be humor, and rumors of humor, in our lives. And good humor makes us really laugh, and sometimes, even leaves us speechless - as Tom Hyland's humorous remark did to you on my gnome poem!!
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