Saturday, January 29, 2011
Waking Compassion -- Poetry 2011
Even with one eye open
the day was too heavy…
Pulling the landscape over her form,
she nestled beneath forested hills;
warm breath fog diffused morning light
coating ferns and leaves with prisms.
Babbling brook fed sunlit pools chanting
cleansing renewal; mantra rose and fell
with each remote inhale and exhale.
Sun burning off fog burst through curtains...
waking to her own voice mumbling, her
lips chaperoned Om Mani Padma Hum…
In Tibetan Buddhism the most common prayer, found everywhere, is Om Mani Padma Hum, the mantra of Chenrezi, the Buddha of compassion