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February 4, 2005

Posted by anoddphrase in Uncategorized.
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10/24/04


 


comment 2/4/05: hrm, reading this over, i think i left some gaps in here¡­. but eh, i¡¯ll fill ¡®em in later¡­. sometime¡­. mebbe 😛 hah 😛


 


 


 


 


Climbing the Gates to the Temple of Heaven


 


 


 


It was like Arlington Cemetery.


 {Dignified with a certain grace,


But solemn with grave intention,


And overall¡­


 


                        Peace.


with air to breathe,


   that i just didn¡¯t think could be polluted


        by the cars that i couldn¡¯t hear pass by, just fifty feet outside¡­


}


 


 


And I fell in love.


 


 


[Is it possible to fall in love with a place?


(Yes,


 


            Yes,


 


                                    I think it is.)}


 


 


                                                                                                It reminded me of a place


                                                                                                    where I¡¯d lived


                                                                                                                        in warmth


                                                                                                                        and comfort


                                                                                                                and abiding content


 


                                                Gingko  leaves¡­


                                        lining the entryway¡­


 


 


                                                            turned a golden yellow


                                                               with the fall¡­


 


                   reminding me


                                    of standing


                                    on a hill


                                                hands upturned


 


                                                            eyes turned skyward


 


                                                                                    waiting for the blaring sunlight


                                                                             between the leaves


                                                                        to flutter with the chilly


                                                                                                Northern winds


 


                                                   and run¡­¡­


 


                                                                 {hands outstretched}


 


 


 


                                                                        after a wish.


 


 


 


                                                                                                            But the shrine to


                                                                                                    Holiness


                                                                                                              erected,


                                                                                                                  in the geometric


 


                                                                                                                center.


 


                                                                                    could never


                                                                             compare


 


                                                      to the sunlight in my eyes


                                                            as i watched¡­


 


                                                                        climbing the Gates to the Temple of Heaven.


 

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