"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.
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