Thursday, March 31, 2011

Two Poems Posted on March 10, 2011

Continuing with poetry for the month of March this week, High Peaks Pure Earth has translated two poems from TibetCul blogs that were both posted online on March 10, 2011. As reported previously, TibetCul was suddenly taken offline on March 16, 2011 and mysteriously came back online on March 25, 2011. Fortunately, these two poems are not back online for those who'd like to see the original posts.

The first poem is titled "The Year 2010" and was posted on a TibetCul blog called Denang Tashi Delek:

Screenshot of Denang Tashi Delek's TibetCul Blog

The Year 2010

Without the advancement of time
Using words to record

The leftover memories
In this age of hypocrisy

Like a dog who can speak

Everyday I wag my tail

To greet the faces of hypocrisy

And tell them I’m very “happy”

Every night,

I spend my time

Reminiscing over lost memories

In the darkness of the night I pray for heaven

And for an end to the hypocrisy of this world

The second poem is titled "Let Your Spirit Fly Freely, Over This Physical Body" and was posted on Tashi Lhundrup's TibetCul blog.

Screenshot of Tashi Lhundrup's TibetCul Blog

 Let Your Spirit Fly Freely, Over This Physical Body
- Self-hypnosis for the first time

Please, slowly, close your eyes
Let the endless tender light wash over you
Carefully balanced, hold up both your hands

The merciful and graceful Buddha is inside your palms

You need to relax, and you need to be brave

Do not restrain yourself, let your heart be open

You need inner peace, and to contemplate
Do not hesitate, let your heart be free

Leave your body in its old place, don’t be reluctant to let go

Let your spirit fly freely, over this physical body

Carefully gaze back upon yourself

Your body is a platform, a special kind of clothing

Please relax, relax, and relax some more

Your heart is like a hungry, wild wolf

Towards your eyes, your physical body
Do not be scared, and swallow down those desires

Please come back, come back, and gently return
Your body is your home, where you belong

Have patience, patience, calming patience

You will slowly be bound to your body, this is your return

Please slowly open your eyes

Regardless of whether it is light or dark, please accept it

Tightly put both your hands together

The warm current of compassion will wash over your body, a calm pleasure

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