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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