Monday, October 8, 2007

Burma Protest - A Sea of Saffron

October 5, 2007
by gordon coombes

- Lao Tzu -

Lao Tzu in the distance
walks across mountains
and into clouds
disappearing -

- sea of saffron -

sons of the Buddha
a sea of saffron robes
rising against
crashing waves of bullets -

Crimson Lotus Blossoms

My Buddhist friend
whom I call the Ancient Sage
says we are all in the middle of a storm
keep your composure
keep your seat
keep your mind focused
the lotus blossom opens
its delicate leaves
it captures moonlight
it captures a sweet breeze
it captures the shimmering crimson drops
of the sons of the Buddha -

see you later,

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