Thursday, March 22, 2012

Koan

Someone left a single shoe in the sun.
Forlorn and weird, it lay unable to run.
A Koan it seemed, a riddle posed by Zen,
Seeking solution beyond the normal ken.
What silent race in life does one shoe run?

(c) copyright 2012 Charles David Miller. All rights reserved.

17 comments:

  1. Thanks for joining in on limerick day.

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  2. NOW! THIS one I like...you're serious, man!

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    1. nice...i def like going outside the usual happy banter of the limerick...one shoe...when i see those it is quite sad...far too many single shoes out there you know...bet they are lonely...and they def seem a story ready to be told.

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    2. nice...i def like going outside the usual happy banter of the limerick...one shoe...when i see those it is quite sad...far too many single shoes out there you know...bet they are lonely...and they def seem a story ready to be told.

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    3. Really, I have never seen a single shoe on the side of the road like that. Maybe I was just in that frame of mind that day. And here I've been thinking about it for how long?! :)

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    4. seriously...i see them all over the place...must say something about our town...and one shoed people...actually found a pretty nice pair of gloves on the side of the road yesterday when i was out walking with my son....

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  3. This gives me pause and something to ruminate on, thank you.

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  4. A single shoe in the sun...an intriguing post...

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  5. great limerick, that last line is wonderful!

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  6. The Zen Limerick. Fun and deep. Makes me feel so "method". Well done.

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  7. Watch out! This limerick makes you think.
    It's enough to drive poets to drink.
    Or would that be our nature?
    Not a bug, but a feature.
    Here's to you, Chaz! More power to your ink!

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  8. Excellent stuff - great last line!

    Anna :o]

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  9. A shoe, a hat, and zen
    Two limericks from your pen
    The first a philosophy
    The next an apostrophe
    So to you, a wise man, I say amen!

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  10. Deep, and definitely of a different ken, or maybe drummer. I like it.

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  11. I always think of the single shoe as taken by teasing classmate and thrown over a wire. A very lonely image. As is the batty hat. K.

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