Sunday, 18 June 2017

“...in 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.

Love's final body 
Written away, leaving
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?

Sources
Christopher Meatyard. Photographing Thomas Merton. 2014