In the 5th century B.C.
an Indian philosopher
Gautama teaches “All is emptiness”
and “There is no self.”
In the 20th century A.D.
Barbie agrees, but wonders how a man
with such a belly could pose,
smiling, and without a shirt.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Denise Duhamel's poem Buddhist Barbie

1 Comment

  1. Ashley says:

    This is an work of art in any light. A poem that expresses so much, but at the same time is as simple as a laugh.

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