Look into the morning dew
Finding a soul’s shape
Reflected in your footsteps
Casey Kochmer 2006
Introduction to Taoist Poetry
The featured poem makes me ask: Is the soul within the footprint or the trail?
As a poet, I know the answer is within becoming the poem itself. It’s a dance: of words, expressions, feelings.
A Taoist poet is an eternal child. Always seeking ways to express incompleteness to be complete within the moment. Discovering it’s all about being patient enough to embrace a lifetime: