Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Enso (Hakuin)

Turn over the road
and shove the wheel
beneath the void.
Make a deep breath.
Nothing and its time
can be destroyed.

Note: This poem, which came to me in a dream virtually complete, is not part of the ongoing, numbered sequence of "Brushstroke" poems. "Enso" is Japanese for "circle." A calligraphic enso is a symbol for enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and the void.

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