A philosopher searches for meaning.

With purpose round a lamp, beaming.

Ouroboros – in infinity trails.

Accidentally on purpose swept off the rails.

A shepherd meditating in a cave.

A long beard with no razor to shave.

No knowledge of book or pen.

Purpose. Zen.


A mystic knows the meaning.

Shines light on some, while dreaming.

Solitude. Guiding friend to the seer.

Accidentally on purpose, people appear.

A humble one, citing quiet truth.

Piercing eyes – a little uncouth.

Who has knowledge of future times?

Speaks softly, oft in rhymes.


© The Secret Poetess, February 2021

Based on a secret verse I wrote for #vsspoem

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