Tag Archives: Buddhism

Poem: Steep Spires

The steep spires The stained glass The carved statues The old books The unhappy people Posed questions They couldn’t answer When all along The answers I sought Were in a patient part I simply needed To unlock the lock And listen quietly To a peaceful heart — About the poem: I don’t have a religion, but if […]

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Poem: Buddha’s Birthday …a Haiku

  Three bows to Buddha Bibimbap, rice cake, melon Shady spot of peace — About the poem: Buddha’s Birthday is a national holiday in South Korea. On my day off of work, I went to a nearby Buddhist Temple, Yongunsa, here in Samcheonpo. First we visited the main prayer space, slipped off our shoes and […]

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