10,000 Falun Gong practitioners peacefully appeal in Beijing on April 25, 1999‘To Compassion’ by Daniel Magdalen The Society April 25, 2017 Beauty, Human Rights in China, Poetry 2 Comments Compassion, with your sun that shines unseen, You lead the river of man’s thoughts to flow Where Saving Grace’s golden breezes blow, To universal mercy’s sea pristine. With selflessness imbued, one’s self will soar To reach its zenith, freed of every urge, To feel the joy of spreading joy emerge, So whips may torture guiltless hearts no more. When enmity’s devouring dark flood Enshrouds this feeble earth, your rays of ruth Restore all silenced martyrs’ voice of truth, To purge oppression’s lies that hide spilled blood… While gloom is yet to be dispersed, will you, Compassion, make my words bright seeds of peace? For when my worldly ego’s worries cease, My true self’s time of wakening is due. Daniel Magdalen is a doctoral student in the Faculty of Letters at the University of Bucharest, in Romania. 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)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) 2 Responses The Society April 26, 2017 From Ben Grinberg: Adaptation Universal Mercy Sea Compassion, sun shinning unseen Leads river thought to flow To where Saving Grace’s breeze blows Universal Mercy Sea Selfless, self soars Wanting no more The Lord Creator Fills them Reply Wendy Bourke April 28, 2017 For many, the absence of compassion, is the essence of evil. Wise and well written. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.