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To Our Man In Bhutan


Frank E Gibbard
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Frank E Gibbard

In the ancient kingdom of Bhutan

I sense a very contemplative man

And incense smoke aroma in the air

In mind's eye I am practically there

Tradition like the circle of a ring

Goes on upon arrival of their King

Time's cape lays on all our shoulders

Weighs heavily like so many boulders

I know Golden Langur that you're there

And breathing in the sacred Eastern air

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Some vivid imagery, Frank --

Frank E Gibbard wrote:
And incense smoke aroma in the air

In mind's eye I am practically there ...

 

Time's cape lays on all our shoulders

Weighs heavily like so many boulders ...

 

I know Golden Langur that you're there

And breathing in the sacred Eastern air ...

A worthy tribute!

 

Tony

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Aleksandra

Frank, yes this it is a worth tribute. I like a lot how you expressed yourself in this poem.

It is worth to read this and also to write this poem, and I am sure GL would be pleased to read so beautiful poem.

 

I love this line

 

Tradition like the circle of a ring

 

and also I love the end

 

I know Golden Langur that you're there

And breathing in the sacred Eastern air

 

Thanks for wonderful read

 

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

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goldenlangur

Hello Frank,

 

Thank you for a wonderful commemorative poem of our King's Coronation! You've described vividly the ceremonies and rites of the crowning of the King - 'incense smoke, Time's cape (evoking the yellow ceremonial drapes of both the past and present kings)and the 'circles' of traditional dancers.

 

It is indeed a 'sacred', historic occasion and we're still celebrating!

 

 

You have admirable talent for capturing moments - historical and political in your work!

 

Wonderfully inspirational!

 

goldenlangur

goldenlangur

 

 

Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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Frank E Gibbard

Thanks Tony and Aleks for the comments and Golden, hello - thanks for reading and your graciousness. Frank

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