Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Poets and Poems - Bouwe Brouwer


Nepal


a stray dog
chases his own tail
prayer wheels rattle


sunset
losing time
at every toll booth


village square bustle
the flies
on my balcony


buddhist chants
far above the stupa
a direct flight


devotion
the flies in the temple
on the light bulb


--Bouwe Brouwer


[Photo by Christa Bouwmeester, taken while traveling through Nepal this winter at a temple in Kirtiput, Kathmandu Valley.]




If you would like to participate in this series, send a photo of yourself composing a poem or writing or a picture of a location where you enjoy writing, along with one of your poems (the type/genre of poem doesn't matter). This series will allow us to see the various locations that inspire us or where we go to write.

2 comments:

Jessie Carty said...

really enjoyed this piece and the picture but especially the second stanza :)

smiling cricket said...

Visited your website.
Nice haiku and interesting books!