I was going to moan about the noose around my neck,
an ugly necklace put there by you - of course not me! - for all to see.
Instead, I'll meditate on the graceful, unobtrusive Tulip Tree
shining outside the window of my home put there by Being.
Four lines by another author,
The tao that can be told
is not the eternal Tao.
The name that can be named
is not the eternal Name.
Welcome to Four Lines! I have a goal I would like to write at least four lines of poetry or a haiku every day for the rest of my life. I'm excited about this challenge! Also, along with my daily poem, I will be reading at least four lines of another author's poetry. I'll try to include that here also. So I'm thinking - how difficult can it be to read and then write one poem a day? We will see! - Claudia
All poems on this blog, unless noted, are written by Claudia Callaghan.
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