Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Poets and Poems - Bouwe Brouwer


a stray dog
chases his own tail
prayer wheels rattle

losing time
at every toll booth

village square bustle
the flies
on my balcony

buddhist chants
far above the stupa
a direct flight

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.


Jessie Carty said...

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

Dejan Pavlinović said...

Visited your website.
Nice haiku and interesting books!