Another product of my high school AP English Language class, the following is my only successful exercise of iambic pentameter. So I'm proud of it for that much at least.

"The more you know, the less you understand."
So reads a favorite from the Tao Te Ching.
A koan by Master Lao-Tsu deftly planned
To guarantee us years of pondering.
A paradox indeed, it seems to show
Enlightenment achieved as quite a feat--
For one may understand but never know
That comprehension is at last complete
In private zazen, contemplate this koan;
With wonder, stoke your inner fire's burn.
The path you follow must be yours alone
If you would seek the truth, your own to learn.

We seek, though blind, the undefined: our goal;
At last to find the unknown makes us whole.

2005.05.27 at 02:42 jrn says incredibly satisfying. -->