"Illumination" by Xiaoping Chen‘An Uplifting Book’ by Daniel Magdalen The Society September 13, 2016 Beauty, Poetry 1 Comment The eyes emerge from slumber’s lake of lead, Awakened by the zephyr flying past, In wonderment to witness, overhead, An otherworldly sky expanding fast. Revolving stars in efflorescence bright Spread emerald auroras all around; Afar, huge clouds of marble, overnight, Together into mountains have been bound. Their lofty peaks invite the lightened soul To climb beyond imagination’s reach, On hearing man’s Awakening gong toll, The lowly wants and woes to vanquish each. When trekking through the hidden heights of morn, Each cloud’s a step, each step’s a Word absorbed From those of which the countless worlds are born, In pages of the Law by all adored. Then one sees Kingdoms wrought in gold unseen, In rainbow seas of holy hymns afloat, Above the hands of Time, where life’s pristine, From touch, from sight and human mind remote. Note: This is a reference to the spiritual teachings of Zhuan Falun (Turning the Law Wheel), a book written by Mr. Li Hongzhi. 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) One Response Juanita Hamilton September 19, 2016 Beautiful painting and words! I could walk, or perhaps float, into them. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.