Zen is Now is a compilation of nearly 30 years of my poetry. It is the product of my personal, philosophical ruminations of this experience called life, as well as my contemplation of the future with the view to attaining that coveted state of mind.
Each poem reflects my inner voice in a variety of contrasting demeanors. Some are light and jovial. Others are dark and foreboding. There are even a few deeper, metaphysical reflections. In all, I come to realize there are many disparate ways I have made my voice heard over the years. Within these pages I touch upon matters which are close to the heart; such things as love, the pain of loss, the sort of things which make you reflect deeply upon the meaning of life and its hidden influences.
Lastly, I believe you will discover Zen is Now to be a rare odyssey into the inner workings of my mind. It is my wish to take you into some of my more profound, esoteric ruminations about life and the highs and lows of everyday living in general. I hope you will also find it to be a celebration of the creative forces which shape our daily world in this grand experiment we call being.
It is my wish that this book will prove to be an affirmation that no matter which road we travel in the end we will all meet at the same summit, at that eternal state of Zen.