White Buddha

poem - white buddha
photoart – © 2017 – Laura Granby

There are always trees
but a white Buddha riding is not so usual
a slow ride too after much fasting
pale and thin from long hours in Banyan shade
red bull and gold fragmented light – spirit travellers
on the one way trip to Bliss

A brief journey in 44 words for the Quadrille #39: Bliss

29 Comments on “White Buddha

    • yes evidently still in enlightenment mode Donna – this wasone of those times when the poem followed the photoart

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  1. “red bull and gold fragmented light ” Really loved to see this line. A zen vibe all over the poem beginning from the title.

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    • thank you Sumana – easier said than done though!

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  2. Your description really resonates. I so enjoyed the read.

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    • Guessed you to be a seeker as there is a quality of mystique in your poems Kerry

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    • Thank you for this observation – I only know it tripped onto the page

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    • Reassuring to think this mad world is illusion!

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    • Seemingly no turning back Frank 😉

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  3. I like your take on Bjorn’s prompt for the quadrille. This appeals to the “Buddha” or “god” in all of us.

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    • If is a mighty word – and thank you for this prompt Björn

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    • it was the image that rode in first too 🙂

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  4. We all see bliss differently but I am glad that contentment thinking, praying and doing no harm is a good yardstick to go by.

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    • according to the Tradition Bliss goes hand in hand with emptiness – I’m still to full of myself!

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    • no can still see all the sliproads Margaret 🙂

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    • thank you Rosemary- that is important for the poem!

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  5. Very apt way to illustrate the notion that bliss is both journey and destination — showered with light.

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