from an evolving collection entitled Sun Lake Moon | for brother Ryūzen
Written After A Late Autumn Evening Conversation With Dai Shihan Ryūzen
Through wavering veils of sound,
a coastal dragon from the far wooded north
a lowland dragon behind the courtyard wall
discussed the dreaming way of The Way.
Though there were times
when a phrase here
and a phrase there
were lost in the great reverberating distance,
one spoken sentiment proved resilient,
and shall be:
Precision of consciousness.
(c) 2018 / Frank LaRue Owen / purelandpoetry.com