‘Meditating in the Night’ by Daniel Magdalen The Society August 23, 2015 Beauty, Poetry The moon, surrounded by gray lands with floating hills and cliffs of clouds, Spreads fields of light that fade away upon the drifting misty shrouds. The lonely park in stillness waits, its blooming trees in dreams all rest, But now, a gentle breeze comes by to whisperingly greet a guest… Amid the mild silver glow, upon her cast by night’s pale sun, With velvet steps, a girl arrives. The full moon shines as rain clouds run. Like flowers blossoming, her moves make gloom and solitude disperse, Her legs in lotus folded tight, in meditation to immerse. The graceful figure of the girl is wreathed in the translucent tide, While on the waters of the pond, her mirrored solemn postures glide. A timeless presence of high realms, whose statues sit in ancient shrines, The Buddha’s image, through her face, in pure ethereal light shines… Daniel Magdalen is a graduate student in the Faculty of Letters at the University of Bucharest, in Romania. Featured Image: “Miyajima Shrine in Snow,” 1935, by Shinsui, Kawase. 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new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.