Sunday, February 22, 2015

in the year of the goat

The Lunar New Year is already four days old, and I am really enjoying myself these few days, doing all the things I liked, like goofing off, eating and drinking, and abusing the video game machine. And writing a blog post again.

Let's hope it will be a good year too. Tomorrow, it will be back to the daily grind.





photo by dsnake1



in the year of the goat


let us then
be like the lotus
blooming out of mud
resilient & hopeful
or the sparrows that play
under the shadow of the bodhisattva
knowing that they will be protected
or the first light beams of the dawn
true and sharp and fearless
let us sing tunes
even without words
let us be then
all of these.



19/02/2015
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岁岁平安





© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ) 2015

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20 Comments:

Blogger Brian Miller said...

i find myself wanting to say amen after that....that we could be, just those...

23 February, 2015 00:32  
Blogger Sumana Roy said...

wonderful images of happiness...just perfect to begin the new year with...

23 February, 2015 01:14  
Blogger Mary said...

Ah, let us always be resilient and hopeful & sing those wordless songs throughout the year.

23 February, 2015 01:37  
Blogger Nataša Dolenc said...

very hopeful... :) may it bring change.

23 February, 2015 02:00  
Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

I think this is my new favorite poem of yours!!!!! So lovely, so uplifting! Thank you. I am standing in mud right now, will try to lift my head and bloom. Smiles.

23 February, 2015 02:04  
Blogger R.K. Garon said...

Yea... welcome back!
And let me be one of the sparrows in the shadow of the Bodhisattva.
Happy New Year.
ZQ

23 February, 2015 02:49  
Blogger Björn Rudberg said...

Hey... happy new year again. i love when we can do it many times.. let us hope that the new year bring good things.. (our new year didn't bring a lot of good news, so hope for yours)

23 February, 2015 04:00  
Blogger Malia Craig Tagg Lawrence Page said...

beautiful words.

23 February, 2015 04:15  
Anonymous Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

I love this way to be...to bring in the new year with a renewed resolve.

23 February, 2015 04:32  
Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Oh, yes, I want to be al of these! :) Beautifully written.

23 February, 2015 05:45  
Blogger moondustwriter said...

That is the hope for a New Year isn't it? Resilience, a new start, a fresh look at beauty.
I love the way your poem lifts its young head peering into 2015.

23 February, 2015 11:19  
Blogger Old Egg said...

"Resilient and hopeful", what a great wish to bestow.

23 February, 2015 13:01  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

happy New year

http://myblog-verses.blogspot.com/2015/02/27.html


much love...

23 February, 2015 16:11  
Blogger totomai said...

like a hymn. let us be the person we are intended to be

23 February, 2015 17:53  
Blogger Jae Rose said...

What a wise and beautifully rounded poem..

23 February, 2015 21:00  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Brian,

yeah, this new year looks promising so far. :)


Sumana,

yes, most years, i am not so optimistic. :)


Mary,

I'll try to stay hopeful this year. :D


Natasa,

i have good vibes for this year. :)


Sherry,

what are you doing standing in mud? :)


ZQ,

ah, my friend, i was at a temple and i saw these birds playing in the shadow of a statue of the deity. and it was a gloriously fine day.


Bjorn,

ah, i celebrate the new year twice! double the merrymaking and drinking. :)


Malia,

thanks for visiting! :)


Donna,

"renewed resolve", oh yes. :)


Rosemary,

i think i am asking too much. :)


moonduster,

yes, this is the hope for the new year. even a prayer, maybe.


old egg,

i will try to stay hopeful this whole year. :)


Gillena,

thank you! :)


totomai,

thank you! :)


Jae,

thanks for visiting! :)

23 February, 2015 22:06  
Blogger G L Meisner said...

Wonderful thoughts. Let the world be happy and peaceful.

23 February, 2015 22:25  
Blogger Torie said...

Yes, let us be all of these things :) We will, if we choose to be. Lovely writing :)

24 February, 2015 01:51  
Blogger Benji Barratt Clark Twohill Sullivan said...

a goat is a cool animal,
lovely tribe.

Happy new year.

24 February, 2015 02:44  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

G L,

yeah, the world certainly needs a more peaceful year. :)


Torie,

i was getting greedy. :)
thanks for visiting!


Benji,

thanks for visiting and your kind comments. :)

24 February, 2015 20:28  

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