This can be a place to add bhakti poems.

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Mouth falls open
caught unawares
as stars fall
bouncing off the mountains,
a hail of blessings
too much for my small heart,
but through the branches of the thick forest
where I carry out my sheltered labour
I can bear to raise an eye
to briefly catch
a glimpse of angels.

This dry stone wall
is made of many oddly shaped rocks
balanced one upon another.
David’s life
is made of many oddly fashioned
thoughts, words and deeds
piled one upon another.
Death is the coping stone
that holds it all together.

The lotus higher than the mountain
sheds petals
innumerable as moonbeam,
one for each vow,

one for each bow,
one for you now,
and now and now
and so
for ever.

As a tree
hankers for the sky
my heart
hankers for home.

It won’t be long now
before my impatient longing
takes me back.

Not so long now
before I see
your face again.

Very moving

Namo Amida Bu

David Brazier said:

As a tree
hankers for the sky....

NOTHING IS MISSING

Singing as I work
I can’t help remarking
Life with Amida
is ceaselessly joyful.

What is this springing
exploding within me
lifting my voice up
over the meadow?

What liberation!
What crazy wisdom!
When I am nothing
nothing is missing

Beautiful expression of longing and refuge.

Inspired me to do an Afrikaans translation:

Soos 'n boom uitreik na die heelal

so soek my hart die Huis.

Nou is die nie meer lank nie.

Ongeduldige verlange dra my tuis.

Nie meer lank nie ... dan is ek by die Huis.



David Brazier said:

As a tree
hankers for the sky
my heart
hankers for home.

It won’t be long now
before my impatient longing
takes me back.

Not so long now
before I see
your face again.

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