Khyentse*

So this is what flesh and bone does
make space internal
A dusky holding place
for your presence,
Your face with eyes like
Jetsun pearls

“Please pose,” they said
And you turned into the light
so the camera could record
your illumined face
and enter the internal
space of flesh and bone

Buddha nature
good as any Buddha nature
Yours and mine are mingling
in the dusky light of being

What is being?
You step through all worlds
Like a lion.

Aug 28, 1999

(* Poem for Jamyang Kyentse Chokyi Lodro.)