There is nothing better, wiser, and more in need for the everyday
than a broom, and some zen.
Here is your book.
At first you will probably believe it is light reading (it is!)
and you are smarter than all this (and you aren't).
In my book, or broom, there are a handful of items
for your zen basket — one is some Dogen of course,
I'd say take more Robert Aitken than anyone else modern,
and don't go anywhere without choosing one American poet
now in the thousands, converted to zen,
and don't fuss around too much, just continue being wise
and choose Philip Whalen.
You'll soon see this book, Gary Thorp and Whalen
have a lot in common.