Raking the Zen

My Zen Garden- Mesa, AZ

“When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” Lao Tzu 

Raking the lines in the zen
flowing with soft grains of sand
thoughts come in and go
tides of turquoise ocean
ebbing and flowing
as a cool morning zephyr
stirs tubular chimes into song
European Starlings bathe in the fountain
sending bright prisms of water splashing
upwards to a mayflower blue sky
this restful peaceful home
is where I belong
raking and meditating
with white grains of sand

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

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29 Comments on “Raking the Zen

  1. I absolutely love this, Linda! ❤️ There is such a palpable sense of tranquility and calm in this poem! Especially this:

    “thoughts come in and go
    tides of turquoise ocean
    ebbing and flowing
    as a cool morning zephyr
    stirs tubular chimes into song,”

    is stunning!! 😍😍

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  2. I love karesansui. I too have one but mine is gravel. Stsys in place better in the rain which we have often. The raking is very soothing, conducive to meditation. I like the flow of this poem as if you were raking your words

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  3. Looks beautiful, sounds like something wonderful to do. Thank you so much for your kind words on my poem. It is actually written from my struggle to rehab from a car accident in 2006.

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