Zen Garden

gravel waves
moss hills
stone islands

birds singing
space twirling
time slowing down


Nothing but Love
and so many worlds
still unknown

– deep breath

© Frédéric Georges Martin


Jardin Zen
Garden of the Hōjō, Kyoto © 2017– F.G.M.

Cherry Blossoms (5/5)

and they cries tears of snow
each time a red flower

just to let us know
that every moment counts

© Frédéric Georges Martin


Fleur rouge sur neige de cerisier, Kyoto © 2017– F.G.M.


the sun is rising,
my heart is beating,
I’m leaving, how exciting!

I will write on the wind
you will read the clouds
thus we’ll see the world
as red-crowned cranes

and hidden spirits do.
When it’s snowing flowers
dreams bloom
under the cherry trees

and Spring reveals everything.
I promise I’ll tell you!
NOW is the time for Sakura!

© Frédéric Georges Martin