A Poet Emerges

and it was at that age… Poetry arrived
in search of me. I don’t know,
I don’t know where
it came from,
from winter or a river.
I don’t know how or when,
no, they were not voices,
they were not words, nor silence but from a street
I was summoned,
from the branches of night,
abruptly from the others,
among violent fires
or returning alone,
there I was
without a face
and it touched me.

For many years I have found poetry an important part of “my mix.” It was much later in life that it became part of my Zen art practice.
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One Response to “A Poet Emerges”

  1. Hi, fellow senior. This poem caught me in mid-troll. Caught my hook and pulled me up. Thanks. Sort of describes the whole writing experience.
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