The Ultimate Art

by Kevin T McEneaney

There are times in life when one must relax;

that remains part of the pattern of life.

Pundits say relaxation is an art,

yet pundits practice exaggeration.

Quiet meditation is popular,

but for some that is severe discipline

that runs counter to ideal idleness

where whim reigns as the carnival monarch.

Embroidery, a forgotten pastime…

Some employ prayer beads—a monotonous

incantation that zeroes intellect…

Gardening is fashionable for some,

which may result in unwanted sweat beads…

Even poetry can be thorny work….

Kevin T McEneaney

Author of The Enc,losed Garen and Longing