A Monk’s Life
Recently, a short poem I composed entitled The Offspring of Spring was accepted for publication in a forthcoming book called Candlelit Thoughts – A Collection of Poetry (published by Forward Poetry). The following poem has been adapted from The Offspring of Spring and is called A Monk’s Life. This four-verse poem follows a very simple format of five syllables per line and a rhyming couplet in each verse.
A Monk’s Life Nurtured by nature In the wild I dwell A contented heart But no one to tell The heir of the air I float on the clouds Such freedom such bliss No hustle no crowds The son of the sun Ablaze with pure light Never ending joy That brightens the night The off-spring of spring Alive and aware Transmitting the law Without fear or care Ven. Edo Shonin
Shonin, E. (2014). The Offspring of Spring. In: Candlelit Thoughts – A Collection of Poetry. Peterborough: Forward Poetry.