Sen-jo and her soul are separated Shōun sits alone up on Lee Hill the wind whips a branch out a window grey waves lap the shore in California the sun will set soon, in the west. 11.14.20 Sunday family Zoom-zazen Sunday family Zoom-zazen Seattle Oakland Massachusetts Colorado same breath, one body, our heart beats a … [read more]
I dream in Zoom. I Zoom in dreams. An idea I want to share stirs me at midnight and I awaken. I raise my electronic hand and unmute myself before speaking. I lose track of what’s been said because I was perusing someone’s bookshelf. I confess to making my rectangle larger in order to check … [read more]
October 2010 Geoff Shōun O’Keeffe Old Hanoi celebrates one thousand years on these muddy banks. Palm trees drip condensed fog, reflected in the glassy lake. The city oozes sticky humid haze. Scooters and motorbikes surge like salmon spawn. Everyone but me has thick black hair and dark eyes. I am conspicuous by size and complexion. … [read more]
sun lightens my room outside the world awakens silence fills my ears
My final evening I’ll leave only a shadow fading in twilight -Geoff Shōun O’Keeffe 昭雲 July 28, 2019
Outside my windows Pine trees dance under blue skies Showing me the wind.