Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

Poems for Summer: Child’s Concept of Death

Book coverWarriors die and are born.
So do swallows die and are born.
In this blue sky—
Sun shines,
Moon sets,
Anything could happen.

May the rhododendrons never die.
Juniper should not die.
I will die one day,
Maybe without knowing.

From Timely Rain: Selected Poetry of Chogyam Trungpa by Chögyam Trungpa, page 164.

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