Renaissance

The sky is bright today

The sky is bright today

Pitter-patter, says the rain, beating on my thigh

My hands are alive

The water falls in myriad ways

A fern swallows me

The sky is bright today

The Revelation

This poem is meant to accompany this photo, which is a visual representation of an epiphany of sorts I had while traveling in Hawaii. The photo, taken at the exact site and the exact moment of this experience, is in fact the sight thatΒ inspired the revelation. In Zen Buddhist literature, which I have begun exploring, there is a tradition of writing a verse to describe the moment of these moments of enlightenment, and so I decided to write one myself, and share the accompanying image.Β