Zen poem

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - MTB:  Zen Poetry
(posted by Grace)

"One doesn’t have to practice Zen Buddhism to enjoy the beauty and simplicity of Zen poetry. Looking deeper with understanding will enhance any experience and Zen poetry is the perfect conduit. Zen Poetry is any contemplative piece that shares a moment of awareness as a result of deep meditation."

"Over time, Zen poetry has evolved into what it is now – free verse with no  common form.    Zen poetry can be written in any style, any language. What is clear however, is that it is written with an economy of words and nature-focused imagery.    Zen poetry requires the poet to be aware and in the moment, connected to all that surrounds him. 

The challenge for today is to write zen poetry, with a focus on attaining moments of enlightenment – or true clarity of mind — by emphasizing singular experiences."

splattering sounds
rain splashing
in darkness
not visible


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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16 Responses to Zen poem

  1. Rob Kistner says:

    Wonderful minimalism and clarity Sara… 🙂 happy holidays to you my friend, and may 2023 be the best year yet. ✌🏼🕊❣️


  2. Helen says:

    I agree with Rob .. the brevity in your Zen poem speaks volumes. Thinking of you this evening ~~~


  3. M Jay Dixit says:

    Loved this. You spoke so much with so little words!


  4. The sound of rain is so zen, great write! 👏👏


  5. That sound gives just the right moment to ponder.


  6. Grace says:

    Good one Sara. Thanks for joining in and Happy Holidays!


  7. rothpoetry says:

    Very nicely done, Sara!


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