Sweetest Friend

Margaret Crouch, Santa Barbara, Usa

For the 14th

Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche

Sweetest Friend …

Why did you leave so suddenly

without a backward glance?

No time to say goodbye

to watch the sun rise one more time…

Never again will I search for something

unaware that I already have it

or ask questions not believing that I

have the answer…

You will watch for us in early light,

in evening shadows of high mountain valleys,

in lowland lotus ponds

where cranes and wild birds gather.

There we will find you,

teasing with that fine touch,

the great gift you bring as you

stride the stars among the curving arms of the milky universe

and slowly take in galaxies and kalpas of lifetimes long past

to keep that balance of joy and beauty

that is only yours to give away.

Marga Ret

June 11, 2014

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