"The symbol of peace" by Kishor Kanaujiya, Nepal. Poem by Aeronwy Thomas, UK

(copyright Kishor Kanaujiya)
(copyright Kishor Kanaujiya)


Link:  http://www.touchtalent.com/artist/14372/kishor-kanaujiya




                        MONASTERY IN SHASTA




As you say, Ann,


 Buddhas were my thing


long ago


in flower power days


we strewed petals


to honour him


sat in a lotus-like squat


and emptied our minds.


No mantras, no noise,


no distraction


only Buddha


on his plinth and us


with our backs to him


our bottoms raised


on kapok cushions,


contemplating the wall.


Buddha took no offence


and finally broke


the shackles


in my mind


eased my aching joints


and made me –


just by his wooden–


tranquillity -


and would break free


from all that grief.



                                      AERONWY  THOMAS



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    jyoti nasna (lunedì, 21 ottobre 2019 12:31)