NOW AND ZEN (Cento Spirit)

At last I am leaving:
I pass as all things do
over withered fields.
Listen to the voices
of pines and cedars
when no wind stirs,
life is but melting snow;
in rainless skies, a cool moon…
I have said enough about moonlight,
ask no more.
Since time began, sixty-six times
these eyes beheld the changing scene of autumn.
On a journey, ill: dew on the grass.
Pure is my heart. My dream goes wandering.
The dead alone know peace.

Lines taken from: Ryonen, Senseki, Banzan, Basho and Nandai

A cento for WE WRITE POEMS – Prompt #147 Epiphanies bonfire!

12 thoughts on “NOW AND ZEN (Cento Spirit)

  1. I love centos (both writing and reading them). It’s always interesting to see how the phrases get mixed and matched to create a competely new piece. This one is excellent. Kudos to you.

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