Crossing Samsara The Society August 24, 2012 Poetry By Joshua Philipp The winds of change, so soft they blow. In the blink of an eye, a thousand years. Immeasurable is the great river’s flow, to sail, one must remove his fears. So fine, the ship on which we ride, with wind to carry all the sails. Across dark waters we gently glide. Yet billowing waves begin to wail. Not frail, the walls of this great ship, yet crew still hides beneath the deck. With fears aside and leadership, This boat I’ll not allow to wreck. The clouds do part, and the sun does shine. Soon our destination we shall find. Notes: Samsara refers to the cycle of reincarnation in Buddhism. Joshua Philipp is a newspaper editor, writer, and poet living in Astoria, New York City. He is vice president of the Society of Classical Poets. Other Poems by Joshua Philipp 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new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.