The Poetry Of Tao Writer – The Ritual

Any serious attempt to try to do something worthwhile is ritualistic.

Derek Walcott


Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -)

The Ritual

It seems
almost ritualistic,
the way I step
across the bench,
face the sky,
squat down,
adjust my hips,
straighten my back,
and breathe deeply.
All to just sit—
and listen
to the sea.