The Way of Zen

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The Way of Zen

The Way of Zen

is to climb

the flattest place

on earth. To

become a geologic

paradox. To crack

into the earth,

like a creative

carving of erosion.

The way of Zen

is when fire meets

ice, like a thundering

waterfall made quiet by

the sacred nature of rocks.


This poem was also published in The Mindful Word.

George Cassidy Payne is a poet from Rochester, NY. His work has been included in such publications as the Hazmat Review, Moria Poetry Journal, Chronogram Journal, Ampersand Literary Review, the Angle at St. John Fisher College, and 3:16 Journal. George’s blogs, essays and letters have appeared in the USA Today, Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, the Havana Times, the South China Morning Post, the Buffalo News, and more. 

See all his poems on Tea House here.

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