Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 – InForm: Boketto
“A while back, I heard about something called boketto. Boketto is a Japanese word that really doesn’t translate into English very well. But, the concept of Boketto is akin to staring at the sky or into the distance without a thought… Getting lost in one’s own self; removing the self from a place mentally. There is no regard to the past and no connection to the future. There is only THIS moment.
From this thought I’ve experimented with incorporating boketto into a poetic form and thus the Boketto was born. The Boketto can be a very personal poem, or can be one of a random observation.”
A cough, a sneeze, truck rumbling
by. I try to clear my mind,
waiting for the stillness of thought–
And then, a moment.
Color sweeps behind my lids,
eyes closed to the outside world.
I am here!