what's the name of that poem with the dogs and the breakfast?
August 30, 2010 6:50 PM Subscribe
What's the name of (and where can i find) the Buddhist-y poem that has a line that goes something along the lines of 'send us dogs when we expect breakfast?'
posted by andreapandrea to media & arts (5 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
About 10 years ago I read a poem that was kind of Buddhist-y and talked about asking the creator (or whoever) to send surprises. I remember that one of the lines was something like 'send us dogs when we expect breakfast'. The idea being that we can't predict or control what will happen, so we should just welcome whatever craziness comes our way. I could really use this reminder these days, plus, it was a nice poem. Anyone know what this is? Thanks, group!