Sunday, March 15, 2009

Siddartha and the Buddha

A full moon night:
Away from his famed palace
in the woods dumb and grim
dwells Siddhartha.
Sees he the three alone:
the sick,
the aged,
and the dead.
Groans he
in fear, grief, and despair.


A full moon light:
Away from dumb and grim woods
in the flaming streets of his kingdom
walks the Buddha.

Sees he the three alone:
the sick,
the aged,
and the dead.
Smiles he
in love, sorrow, and compassion.

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