Losar Poem by Jacqueline Gens

Year of the Water Tiger

This is not the time for grand edifices
Nor golden mega images filled with
Hollow jewels taken for real
Formed first by feudal hierarchies?
Then buoyed by those deemed lesser
With promises of merit, a better rebirth
This is the time for ferocity of Pristine
Mind, resting in the pool of uncertainty
Stripped bare to the bone
The cool waters bathing our natural
simplicity, gazing beyond prey
Of imagined sustenance
Now is the time for sentinel watch
The stark stare of Tigers?
Burning bright in the night
Loyal protectors of our most
Precious Heart Space, our essence
Without shape or form.

Jacqueline Gens
2022 Tsegyalgar East

 

Image by Ingmar Pema Dechen (https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/ingmarpemakathleen-gutierrez

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