BUDDHA IN GLORY

 

BEL’OCCHIO   …   the beautiful eye

BUDDHA IN GLORY

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Center of all centers, core of cores,
almond self-enclosed, and growing sweet–
all this universe, to the furthest stars
all beyond them, is your flesh, your fruit.

 

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Now you feel how nothing clings to you;
your vast shell reaches into endless space,
and there the rich, thick fluids rise and flow.
Illuminated in your infinite peace,

 

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a billion stars go spinning through the night,
blazing high above your head.
But in you is the presence that
will be, when all the stars are dead.

 

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(Rainer Maria Rilke wrote the poem BUDDHA IN  GLORY when he worked as a secretary for the sculptor Auguste Rodin, Summer 1908)

 

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12 thoughts on “BUDDHA IN GLORY

    • I do so love my Buddha. He was a birthday gift from my son an his wife. The Tin Man and Augustine gave Buddha’s head several rubs for good luck Jo Nell. XX V.

      • Yes, giggle……..giggle……..I was looking at the Buddha and thinking, well he is my Buddha now too………giggle …………giggle. Lovely words ……………Lovely Buddha…………Lovely Virginia and Good Husband………Perfect Friends! XXXOOO Tinny & Augustine

      • I do have a wonderful lasting memory Tinny – The memory of you and Augustine rubbing Buddha’s head as you left our home. All I can do is smile and smile when I see my Buddha and think of the both of you. XXXOOOOO L & V

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