Under a full moon Buddha rests,
peaceful statue stone bears moss,
roseheart blossom lanterns glow,
sacred necklace adorns bare chest,
moon-time surges pangs of loss,
bleeding hearts purify to white,
moonlit wisdom of endless flow,
center in flower mala night.
For Jane Dougherty Poetry Challenge #27: San San, I photographed a framed greeting card showing a Buddha statue. It is a picture that offers me a feeling of calm peace — a feeling I needed more than usual this week due to a loss in my extended family.
My poem is a ‘San San’: many thanks to Jane Dougherty for featuring the form for this week’s challenge. ‘San San’ means ‘three three’ in Chinese, referring to the form’s repetition of 3 images, 3 times. The other form requirements are 8 lines with rhyme scheme: a-b-c-a-b-d-c-d. My three images are full moon, Buddha statue, and bleeding heart flowers.
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