Monday, November 15, 2010

Zen

Giant Buddha, Kamakura, Japan, cast 1252 C.E., November 2010

drinking sencha,
i observe slurps
and smacks
as men consume
sustenance with sticks.

the cadence intensifies -
click, clank, tink!
japanese singing soup bowls
surround me,
deftly played by musicians
who signal
finality with 
one
loud
orchestrated 
belch.
copyright November 2010 

3 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

that was really good!
Oh, to be in Japan again
thanks...

A Walk in the World said...

thanks, pat! japan was tremendous. i fell in love! when were you there and where?

Pat Tillett said...

You are welcome! I've been there several times. My wife is Japanese and most of her family is still there. That allows us to stay in houses most of the time instead of hotels! I could easily live there! I love it...