"Seek not the paths of the ancients;

seek that which the ancients sought."

--Matsuo Basho, Words by a Brushwood Gate

To illuminate The Way

study the wayfarers of old.


Take up the timeless work

of untangling the soul.


Align Heart-Mind

with nature's flow.


Journey into the dark

to mine the hidden gold.


When the lantern-lit mind

abides in silent illumination,

the wayfarer's poems bear the mark

of the Great Transformation.

(c) 2017 / Frank LaRue Owen / purelandpoetry.com

image: "Full Moon over Sacramento Mountain Range," by Rebecca Thao

sound: "The Janggos of the Ancient and Modern Times," Jonghun Jo