prayer flag

click the thumbnails, to enjoy the pictures full size …

buddhists from the himalayas
found a non-intrusive way
to herald their beliefs

the prayers and mantras
on their prayer flags

are blown by the wind,
far and wide
seeding
peace,
compassion
and wisdom
to all beings

likewise,
many birds,

bless those trees
whereupon they rest
with a fragile reminder
of their ephemeral
existence.

leaving their prayers
for peace and good health
for all life on earth
shimmer in the wind
like rainbow clouds
high up in the sky


Pictures by bvdb (whoisbert) january/february 2014 – @home – Canon Ixus HS230 – IMG_5675-6123-6289-6234-6236-6474

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19 thoughts on “prayer flag

    • there are many rainbow clouds 🙂 … many different types even; it’s not an idea, I often see some — easiest to spot is the halo around the moon, and the sundog. And they are very beautiful …

      • Oh, I thought the poem was being figurative– such a beautiful poem and such beautiful pictures. You have birds around?? We are still expecting snow in a day or so. Although today it is a balmy 50 F, it is going down again. You got off with a mild winter I hear. Again, a wonderful post!!

        • balck birds started singing about 10 days ago, now the mornings we hear many beautiful songs from different species. Finches are coming out too, and tomtits are making their nests … (I had to chase them, they were much too close to dog’s house 🙂

          • It is so nice to hear about your backyard. We have not been able to go to our little barn due to snow and my illness. Heard they have four feet of snow and more expected. So nice to see your photos and hear the birds. That was your most beautiful poem.

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