‘Zhen-Shan-Ren’ by Evan Mantyk The Society May 24, 2014 Culture, Falun Dafa, Poetry (Zhen-Shan-Ren: “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance,” the three main principles of Falun Dafa) Zhen-Shan-Ren, Zhen-Shan-Ren, Zhen-Shan-Ren! The sound of the drums that beat in heaven, Pounding out in a celestial rhythm, Epic, elegant, enlightening hymn: Zhen-Shan-Ren, Zhen-Shan-Ren, Zhen-Shan-Ren… Even if heard by the lowest of men, It can make their minds and their hearts ascend With just one beat, one peek at this one trend: Zhen-Shan-Ren, Zhen-Shan-Ren, Zhen-Shan-Ren… What brilliance in the hearts of our children, Who by nature are so simple and pure; The thump of their quick little feet concur: Zhen-Shan-Ren, Zhen-Shan-Ren, Zhen-Shan-Ren… The sound resounds across a sea of sin; Suddenly true thoughts, old dreams, awaken; The way is clear to a home forgotten: Zhen-Shan-Ren, Zhen-Shan-Ren, Zhen-Shan-Ren… The blocked third eye may be pummeled open; Sights so amazing, dazzling, and puzzling! Even the rocks are alive and pulsing: Zhen-Shan-Ren, Zhen-Shan-Ren, Zhen-Shan-Ren! Evan Mantyk is an English teacher and poet living in New York. Featured Image: “Waist Drum” by Xiaoping Chen. Painting description: In many major cities around the world, people who practice Falun Gong participate in parades to celebrate traditional Chinese culture. The artist has drawn celestial beings playing amidst the clouds, echoing the unified beat from below. (en.falunart.org) Related Post ‘Island City: Auckland’ and Other Poetry by Jan ... Island City: Auckland I’ve grown to love this place of sea and noise Where buildings have assumed a regal poise As high they stab on sultry... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.