Sunday, 18 June 2017

“ color more Tibetan than Zen…”

By Rory A.A. Hinton

Howling poet released
By love's solitary demand.
It's the end of the beginning
For the unemployed samurai,
Who got fired and retired
His dissatisfied pen.

Headless body 
Written away.
Behind the echo
Of God's laughter,
Moon and Zen
Together again. 

The great matter
Does not matter.
Never mind it
By showing me,
Through the way
You sit and talk:

     Why did Merton die
     In Bangkok?

Christopher Meatyard. Photographing Thomas Merton. 2014.