Jack Shipsey

Jack Shipsey is a 25 year old vagabond-philosopher who has been to over 30 countries. After leaving Trinity College three years ago, he has travelled nonstop, living in cities and towns across North America, Europe and Asia.

When I Arrived in Nara

When I arrived in Nara
I found Parnassus
Under calligraphic characters;

This was where the sun comes to set
As the mystical pink glow
Pervaded every perch.

Drifting deeply down ancient astral avenues,
Wild woods with long lost lanes
Finding freedom, simply sitting silently.

How could I leave
Like Fionn, Adam, or Eve,
A place I could hardly conceive?

© 2019 Jack Shipsey