Thursday, December 10, 2009

chalice waiting

with Buddha
I sat
not knowing

how to pray
or what to

within temple
walls a 
cacophony of 
voices bells gongs - 

yet serene
the Buddha's face,

my mind 
a chalice waiting
to be 

Poem © 2009 by R. Burnett Baker 
Photo © 2005 by R. Burnett Baker 
Photo within Wang Tai Sin Temple, Hong Kong 
taken by R. Baker, February 2005. 

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