Khmer Phrangs, Sukhothai, Thailand

Gods and Bodhisattvas

The love and reverence
Of gods and bodhisattvas
Elevates art and architecture
Creating glorious beauty
Magnificent engineering

I remind myself
To love and revere every being
Every living thing as if
Each were a god or bodhisattva

The glory and beauty
Of this world in my eyes
Depends on this vision

Hate and hubris
Invoke demons and darkness

An ugliness of my creation

Khmer Phrangs (Stupas)

Taken during travels, 1995

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