vrijdag, mei 19, 2006

FICUS RELIGIOSA


Under the bodhi tree -
I vow with all beings
to sit until I become one with
all the heart-shaped leaves.
.
Under the mucalinda tree -
I vow with all beings
to sit until the moon, a bowl,
is almed only by the Good.
.
Under the goatherd`s banyan -
I vow with all beings
to sit until at the root,
every snake becomes an acolyte.
.
Under the rajayatana tree -
I vow with all beings
to sit until the nests of all the birds
are given gifts by the cuckoo.
.
Under the red-blossoming asokas -
I vow with all beings
to sit until the clouds reissue
the seeds of knowledge.
.
Under the thin mulberry -
I vow with all beings
to sit until the silk-worms
eat all greed driven life-cycles.
.
--BETWEEN THE PALACE AND THE BODHI TREE
By Judith Beveridge
Ten poems in the voice of Siddhattha Gotama as he wanders the forests --

1 opmerking:

Heidi zei

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