Thursday, January 12, 2012

Poem from Jaipur

At the Sun Temple

India teaches: let go of outcome
(The Stoics from Phoenicia knew this;
they opposed slavery and challenged Aristotle.)
Wealth is not required in the search for truth;
Pursue virtue!

The monkeys watched our climb to the Sun Temple
of Surya Deva
Children, families, sadhus greeted us:
And after puja, on the way down
more smiles, handshakes, offers of
pakora, rice, halva

Free of bazaars and shops,
deference and service,
We were stilled for once

1 comment:

  1. The last three lines make a wonderful Haiku