I started this blog because I was alerted to the fact that people are unaware that I'm actually a poet(and not just another blogger) - so my plan is to post a great poem every day(not mine, obviously) and to summarize the key elements that make the poem hit the target....i.e. the kernel of what resonates, rather than how it's achieved - the assumption being that it is achieved via craft, beauty, music, imagery, metaphor, whatever....Does that sound like a (kinda ambitious) plan? Alright. Holden Caulfield lives...let's go with numero cuatro..."His Holiness The Abbot", by the great Haiku master Buson....
His Holiness The Abbot
His Holiness the Abbot
in the withered fields.
Reverence and irreverence,
humanity, the needs of the body,
The Seasons, time, The Earth,
Sustenance, precision, concision.
Adios, y hasta manana, mis compadres en poesia...
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