Ensō The Ensō shape is complete, in its dance of form and emptiness to remind us of this and that spinning us inwards; wrapping us in incense and breath. It is the Ensō that can encircle gritty metallic scraps and dark chocolate- or twin flames an ocean away awakening when the other is asleep but always completing the reflection of the other. I wonder if we can rotate within the center of gravity, with no duality across time and space. I wonder if we can embrace it all: even when we have survived wars, and the death of those we love; their bodies have absorbed a mountain of clouds and mulch insulating the soil inside those molecules. We can be partners in the process as we snuggle under the covers as our moment unfolds as a karaoke bar plays an old-time song and a child wonders about a supernova— and an Ensō.
Caroline Reddy’s accepted and published work include poems in Bethlehem Writers Roundtable, Clinch, Cacti-Fur, Star*line, Braided Way, Active Muse.org and Soul Lit. In the fall of 2021, her poem A Sacred Dance was nominated for Best of The Net prize by Active Muse.