gershon hepner

Rookie - 10 Points (5 3 38 / leipzig)

Disarming - Poem by gershon hepner

Confronting death, they meditate
in charnel grounds and other scary sites,
Tibetan yogis facing fate
of death, which they allow to claim its rights
and undermine their great elation,
rendered harmless as they now invite
to join them in their meditation
death, which they deprive of sting and bite.

More than Judeo-Christians re-
alistic, they don’t choose to rage about
the dying of the light, and see
within death’s darkness no cause for them to doubt
that death is no less part of life
than feet and hands are part of legs and arms,
while seeing it no cause of strife,
but part of life that it in peace disarms.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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