Zuihitsu

The challenge at Real Toads today is to write a poem using the method of zuihitsu.  It’s a Japanese style of poetry that draws upon Buddhist thoughts and resembles personal narrative~almost a diary entry rather than a poem that follows a strict form.  You can find much more information about this form HERE.

Standing in the Back Forty watching the goats browse as the hot sun beats down, I realize how blessed I am.  I imagine how happy I would be to live as an animal, content in my surroundings as long as my belly is full.  Then I hear the beautiful tune of the bobolink, and I smile to be who I am.

Visit Kerry’s Wednesday Challenge at Real Toads for more poetry in the zuihitsu method.

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10 thoughts on “Zuihitsu

  1. …content as long as my belly is full! Ha, yes, that is a goat alright. I grew up with a few myself. This is poignant with a twist of humor. 🙂

  2. I often feel the same way watching my hens–they seem so content scratching around and dustbathing….as if they have the perfect life. I haven’t seen Bobolinks in Michigan, but we definitely had them in upstate NY.

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