Name: Walt Wojtanik
Location: Buffalo, New York
How do you know Cara? Poetic Asides
How long have you been writing poetry? 43 years off and on/ 4 years seriously
What kind of poetry do you write? Fascinated by form, so most things structured
Please share a poem:
ZEN AND NOW
At last I am leaving:
I pass as all things do
over withered fields.
Listen to the voices
of pines and cedars
when no wind stirs,
life is but melting snow;
in rainless skies, a cool moon…
I have said enough about moonlight,
ask no more.
Since time began, sixty-six times
these eyes beheld the changing scene of autumn.
On a journey, ill: dew on the grass.
Pure is my heart. My dream goes wandering.
The dead alone know peace.
A Cento with lines taken from: Ryonen, Senseki, Banzan, Basho and Nandai