and post notes and photos about your poem like Odin Roark.
As another year comes closer to becoming the past, the duality of inside and outside one’s awareness, i.e., the conscious and subconscious realm of existence, continues to provide never ending debate and contemplation. Some aficionados of the Zen Circle point to the similarity of white space inside and outside of the circle. The circle has created a duality of inside/outside that doesn't exist in reality. Descartes perceived duality a bit different. However, imagination—considering the phenomena of a black circle on a white page--begs the question: Is that which is inside also outside, and is not what is outside also inside? As within, so without. A real Zen master would erase the line and meditate upon the blank page…as perhaps we as writers do often. (Image by Dali