CZ ( / China)

Mountain Lao

There is fairy fog
around the Mountain Lao

You look for a Taoist
I look for an old poet

In the thick mist
We want to have a result

That's why
We come

Oh, come over!
Look around!

The classical lyric
is in the creek

And the hermit
on the cloud

by Cigeng Zhang

Comments (3)

'There is fairy fog around the Mountain Lao You look for a Taoist I look for an old poet' and words hidden in mist revealing to a seeking mind
That hermit on the cloud means you found your poet and I found my Taoist! The language is so direct and sincere! I'm reminded that someone once called ZEN direct pointing to Reality. Your poem does this. The achievement of this poem is stillness and humility, generosity and lack of ego. The least trace of vanity and the poem would collapse and disappear, but here it is - firm and stable. This poem has the same mysterious but emphatic effect on ME (AND OTHERS!) that the image in the previous poem did, namely, I SET FREE THE DOVES IN MY HEART.
A fairy mist, lyric in the creek and the hermit on the cloud! Stunningly beautiful, and pulsing with zen! Your poem brings me to Mountain Lao, so cool and serene. Thank you for sharing, Cigeng.