‘The Sacred Walls of Ancient Angkor Wat’ by Daniel Magdalen The Society November 9, 2015 Beauty, Poetry The warmth of daylight’s veil is cherishingly cast Upon the sacred walls of ancient Angkor Wat, Whose temple towers show grand myths from ages past, With timeless lands of gods to fading matter brought. Enthralled by its distinct yet unassuming grace, The heirs to transience, while on the sixfold path, We pause to meditate, inside this mystic place, And shield our hearts from vice, dispelling lust and wrath. The otherworldly shrine amid silk-cotton trees Evokes a wish sublime, through deep epiphany, For journeying afar, upon the sunlit breeze, Beyond the azure sky, outside light’s canopy. We slowly leave behind the lotus temple-mount, In culture’s earthly book of landmarks shaped in stone, And sail through seas of stars to life’s primeval fount, Immersing in Truth’s bliss, approaching Virtue’s throne. Daniel Magdalen is a graduate student in the Faculty of Letters at the University of Bucharest, in Romania. 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in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.