Zen Valentine

My dear friend Manolo Santiago lived in Toronto in 1996 when he wrote this poem, an alienated urban version of the proverb of Wu Li, which you can find at the bottom of this page or here.

Zen Valentine

Before Valentine’s Day: Ride subway, walk briskly, look grim.

On Valentine’s Day: Ride subway, walk briskly, carry flowers, look grim.

After Valentine’s Day: Ride subway, walk briskly, look grim.

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About Santo D'Agostino

I have taught mathematics and physics since the mid 1980s. I have also been a textbook writer/editor since then. Currently I am working independently on a number of writing and education projects while teaching physics at my local university. I love math and physics, and love teaching and writing about them. My blog also discusses education, science, environment, etc. https://qedinsight.wordpress.com Further resources, and online tutoring, can be found at my other site http://www.qedinfinity.com
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