‘The Sacred Walls of Ancient Angkor Wat’ by Daniel Magdalen The Society November 9, 2015 Beauty, Poetry The warmth of daylight’s veil is cherishingly cast Upon the sacred walls of ancient Angkor Wat, Whose temple towers show grand myths from ages past, With timeless lands of gods to fading matter brought. Enthralled by its distinct yet unassuming grace, The heirs to transience, while on the sixfold path, We pause to meditate, inside this mystic place, And shield our hearts from vice, dispelling lust and wrath. The otherworldly shrine amid silk-cotton trees Evokes a wish sublime, through deep epiphany, For journeying afar, upon the sunlit breeze, Beyond the azure sky, outside light’s canopy. We slowly leave behind the lotus temple-mount, In culture’s earthly book of landmarks shaped in stone, And sail through seas of stars to life’s primeval fount, Immersing in Truth’s bliss, approaching Virtue’s throne. Daniel Magdalen is a graduate student in the Faculty of Letters at the University of Bucharest, in Romania. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.