Saturday, March 24, 2012

[Poem] A Wat Is To Temple As To Escape Is To Survive

Among the many stone Buddhas,
A novice from Luang Prabang,
Barely half my naïve years
Beneath those loose robes:

Caught seconds before
The next orange prayer
Walking towards nirvana,
His smile precocious. 

I wondered if someday
in a distant century
we would see

a statue of him

paving the way
for my children

From Tanon Sai Jai, 2009

March 24, 1874 is the birth of escape artist Harry Houdini.

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