john tiong chunghoo

Bronze Star - 2,229 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

zen creatures


humans think
they are of
a higher realm
when the trees
in their quiet
throw a challenge
as to who
have achieved
higher consciousness
the trees
meditate
all ovr the mountains
a glorious sight
a sacredness
you cannot miss
zen creatures
cared for
staying so still

now they -
self conceited humans
are laughing about how
the trees could be of
a higher realm
when they can be
chopped down at will

yet at their last moment
the trees stand
in all their glory
teaching men zen
taking death
as it comes
as they have taken - life
thinking nothingness

zen creatures
a higher realm
they belong
see how they reach up to god

Submitted: Monday, December 12, 2005
Edited: Monday, December 12, 2005

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  • Rookie Karen Deeks (3/19/2012 3:10:00 PM)

    Impeccable! ! I am a pagan and in my own choice trees are my most treasured monument to mother nature... I adore this piece. I never ask this but would you please read bear and salmon. I am nowhere to your level but it is my ode to nature I am most comfortable with. Your newest fan
    Zen creatures indeed Thank you Karen (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,611 Points Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (11/20/2008 6:15:00 PM)

    We can learn the secrets of the universe by the lessons taught in nature.Zen is a good way to go.A ten from me. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie William Jackson (5/9/2006 12:28:00 AM)

    Lovely poem. Trees are indeed Zen creatures! (Report) Reply

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