Sunday 8 November 2009

Bodh Gaya

Everything is Everything

The circle opens
and closes

And in the centre

Yesterday the Leaf arrived

Long journeys
swam past my eyes
The Leaf floated
and settled
in the centre of my palm.

I was not seeking you
Not calling out your name
And yet you arrived
with the three-quarter moon
bearing a leaf in your palm -
your gift
for Shaista


RNSANE said...

Oh, Shaista, this is incredibly beautiful. A warm embrace for you!


Jeanne-ming Brantingham said...


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Tess Kincaid said...

Thank you for the beautiful start to my Sunday morning, Shaista. ~x

Stacey J. Warner said...

You are so wonderfully talented. Someday you must be published.

Sending loving warm energy.

much love

A Cuban In London said...

'And yet you arrived
with the three-quarter moon
bearing a leaf in your palm -
a gift'

You have a way of ending poems that is hard to equal. I loved this one, it touched me inside very deeply. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Maggie May said...

Absolutely real.

Renee said...

Dear Shaista beautiful.

I know dear one, but lets hope death does not come for a very long time, yes it is around us, but it doesn't mean it is for us.

Love Renee xoxo

Jeanie said...

Hello, Shiasta,

Thank you so much for visiting The Marmelade Gypsy. I believe it was Ruth who posted your poem about "yes" which so inspires me. I suspect my chronic medical issues aren't so siginificant as yours, but I'm still getting a handle on them. Reading through your blog and remembering your poem reminds me how to live and live well regardless.

On a Michigan day where it is unseasonably warm and uncharacteristically sunny, this poem about the gift is more eloquent and meaningful than you can imagine.

Unknown said...

Lovely words. feelings so warm and tender.

Marcheline said...


Visited your blog for the first time today. Cool pic of Thich Nhat Hanh... I got my Zen monk hubby some of his CDs as a gift last year.

If you want to get out of your skin and wander around in mine sometime, come on by Mental Meatloaf. It's mostly a goof, but sometimes a little insanity is good medicine.


Muznah said...

'...a leaf in you palm...' :)

TheBeautyFile said...

Amazing! You're beautiful! Inside and out!

Jeanne-ming Brantingham said...

Dear One, Thank you for the message left on Wu Fung Road and I read the one on Maia's. I would gladly fill all your walls.

Maia said...

So beautiful.

Anonymous said...

"and in the center...Grace"


(still smiling at you returning to the beginning of the Guernsey Literary pretending it was new...something I am known to have done a "few" times...)



TheChicGeek said...

I love this! Beautiful and complete synchronicity. Love, love, love :)
Thank you!
Hugs :)

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