(Poem) War and Bliss by Vajra Ma

Vajra Ma  performing to music and voice over of her poem "War and Bliss" which appears in the 2015 We'Moon Calendar.  Photo: November 2014 at The Unveiling of the We'Moon Calendar 2015 in Ashland, Oregon.

Vajra Ma performing to music and voice over of her poem “War and Bliss” which appears in the 2015 We’Moon Calendar. Photo: November 2014 at The Unveiling of the We’Moon Calendar 2015 in Ashland, Oregon.

Mother, here is war

here is my fear of war

here is my horror, my cringing hands

my despairing lips that wail “I am helpless

Look what they do to me.”

 

Here is my fear,

receive my offering on the beauty of this music

I face the horror

I dare to worship

I dare to seek your refuge

Though I turn my back upon the killing

I turn my heart to all who kill and are killed

your children

Mother take my pain into your Heart

on the beauty of this music I dare to have bliss.

 

I dare dance on the pyre of death

my Heart as large as yours

My head lifted, lips moist with your nectar

I dare to dance on the battlefield

My feet blackened with charred remains I dare to dance

intoxicated with love

Intoxicated with peace.

 

I refuse to march to war

I dare to dance with love

on your green grass or your charred body I will dance

intoxicated with love

intoxicated with peace.

 

Vajra-Ma, © 2005

Published in We’Moon Calendar, 2015

 

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