The Poet by Ken Chawkin

The Poet

Man is made in the image of God

he composes as he moves walking within his own world

people, things, impressions, enter get transformed, reconstructed become part of his inner landscape

they make their way out again envoys, wearing masks, metaphors made of sounds, words, images

he hears them, sees them he is the observer and the observed the poet and the poem

he becomes the poem the poem contains him together they embody the world


And God said, “Let us make man in our own image, in our own likeness.” Genesis 1:26a, 27

I am one, may I be many. Having created the creation, the creator entered into it. Taittiriya Upanishad 2.6.1


—Ken Chawkin For Bill Graeser

Written November 6, 2004 Modified April 20, 2007

Also see The Poet by Rolf Erickson


3 Responses to “The Poet by Ken Chawkin”

  1. ashley&filip Says:

    Amazing Kenny we Love this so beautiful. We miss the days in Fairfield and the moments in the Kitchen….. keep them coming until next time. Love you lots Ashley & Filip xx


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