Monty the Monk

Post poetry here for the
COMMENTS and CRITIQUE
of other poets.

Don Schaeffer
Angel
Posts: 537
Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:07 am
Location: Huntington, NY
Contact:

Monty the Monk

Postby Don Schaeffer » Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:15 am

After so many years in the monastery, Monty
wants to use his name which
is never allowed due to the
pledge of anonymity.
He owns nothing there of course,
no one does. It all belongs to God.
When Monty sleeps he enjoys
the only ownership. Even selfish
singularity in meditation is denied him
since the monastery assigns him a mantra.
Monty does treasure his dreams,
dreaming as he curls on the narrow bed
in the concrete cell the abbot assigns him.
He enjoys the memories that flood
through the irrational narratives of sleep.
He knows, in spite of the prohibitions,
that these are his.
Don

Return to “THE CRITIQUE WORKSHOP”



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest