Buddhism, poetry

The Khan is in Tibet/Samyaksambuddha

phoenix-symbol-tibetan-rugs-3

‘brug banner

zing skya scales

grinning and bald

under the hooves of small horses

The Khan of all

between the two oceans

 

Mara bleeds into my eyes and

screams into my chest

a breath smelling of

lilacs

and it is so hard to resist

 

The banner of the horse tails

Qoridai

reigns triumphant

the tumens

roam the roads

the beat into the dirt

I look to the west and see only their empire

I look to the East and the North and the South

and I see only their empire

 

samyaksambuddha

nettles and thirst

blasting heat

like Mara belching fire

the air shimmers

and the beggars

sitting lotus

listening

samyaksambuddha

please

I strive

nekkhamma

 

Tibet

is a appendage

of the

Yuan

who possess

the Mandate

of heaven

Taiding

and now his illustrious successor

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