Saturday, June 25, 2016

Summer Gods Valentine

The great upper gods
the gods of summer who seek
to carry us up with the sun over
the wide beaches and rivers
into the starry realms
of bodhisattvas and saints
to receive our attentive thoughts
and heartfelt gratitude there
welcome every year fewer
and fewer student-devotees
there is a silence in heaven
when the sun rises to acknowledge
the empty thoughts of half of humankind
while the other half is still fast asleep

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