Friday, June 5, 2015

Altar #3 from 'Broken Chord Sequence' By Marilyn Chin

                Dried pink Roses, an offering scented with pure Rose oil by my weary hands

             Resting Buddha with two friends

“Altar (#3)” from “Broken Chord Sequence”

By Marilyn Chin
Why cry over dried flowers?
They’re meant to be straw.
Why cry over miniature roses?
They’re meant to be small.
Why cry over Buddha’s hand citron?
Why cry over the hidden flower?
Why cry over Mother’s burnt forehead?
Her votive deathglow, her finest hour.

“Altar (#3)” from “Broken Chord Sequence,” from Rhapsody in Plain Yellow by Marilyn Chin.

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