Places of Tranquility

Places of Tranquility
There are places
Of peace
Of tranquility

Places where we simply

Places where we simply

How often I find
Places of worship there

When we seek something larger
Something grander
Something divine
In ourselves

These are the places we go

Say what you will
About religion
About the religious
About corruption

Corruption does not need religion
Or the religious
History has shown it to be
Content in philosophy and science

For myself
I set aside the religion
And the corruption
And the hatred

To seek the divine
To seek love

So I come to these places
And find them
In all things

Wat Chong Kham
Mae Hong Son, Thailand

Taken during travels, 1995