‘The Voices of Shen Yun’ by Daniel Magdalen The Society June 29, 2015 Beauty, Culture, Performing Arts, Poetry 1 Comment Your steps, unequal, hasten, departing from the race Where dust’s all that’s awarded, where just the fit survive, Pursuing trifles, anguished, forgetful of life’s grace. The farther from this downslide, the more you feel alive. Inside the concert hall now, in dimness calm you dive, The yearning for competing is fading to the past. While waiting in the silence, predestined souls arrive, With spirited eyes, thousands – the gong resounds at last… A vivid show commences, surreal scenes unfold, ‘Mid thunderous applauding, the vast orchestral tide Imbues the mind with meanings divine, through music told, As Shen Yun brings the singers with Buddhas side by side. As one, the godly chorus and human voices flow, Stentorian the tenors, sopranos’ brilliance thrills. The Truth throughout the ripples of sound dispels the woe Of every heart that listens, which beaming peace now fills. The pantheon of voices with mighty virtue wrought Cascades of microcosms spreads forth from realms divine, ‘Mid tears of joy reviving the hopes you long forgot, When breathing the compassion sent out with every line. Then falls the final curtain – to end and to begin, The storms of sin all vanished, now dawns the Spring foretold, Plum blossoms blooming countless. Delivered, you have seen The future’s brilliance – dazzling, the Truth draws near… behold! Daniel Magdalen is a graduate student in the Faculty of Letters at the University of Bucharest, in Romania. Featured Image: Soprano Geng Haolan performed “The Purpose of Life” at the Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra concert in Boston on October 9, 2013. (Photo courtesy of Epoch Times) 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 One Response James Poulter March 4, 2017 Love this poem, so vivid, well done 🙂 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.