Too much Zen

shaven head
unshaven face
in lotus zazen
watching
the bamboos grow
in saturated rain
agarwood incense
burning
in smoke of
sanctification

desire is fading
memory is fleeting
pain is dwindling
weightless
emptiness
feelingless

nothing is lacking
nothingness is blissful
mindless mad monkey
shaven head
unshaven face
in lotus zazen
watching
the world go by

too much Zen
in one day

Published by

Cassa Bassa

🇦🇺🇨🇳 inquisitive, observant, witty, a thinker, was a misfit child 😊

4 thoughts on “Too much Zen”

    1. The photo is from a mobile phone screen saver. I got the line from a quote ‘Mind is like a mad monkey’ by Sathya Sai Baba. The person in the poem is so numb, Zen is just not the right thing for him. 🥴

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