‘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. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.