Saturday, March 28, 2009

Prompt 57: Smoke

Deb Godin of The Cloud Messenger brings us this week's prompt, smoke. Thanks to her for the prompt, the image, and the poem below.

SMOKE

ah, nag champa smoke

pray: Om mani peme hung

breathe the breath of love

This photo is of the corner of my tiny front porch. It's not insulated, and can be very hot in summer and freezing in winter, perfect this time of year. I keep a lot of my treasures there where I can see them every day going out and coming in. There's bowls of beachglass, suncatcher crystals in the windows, and my growing collection of junktique mirrors on the walls. One of the belief systems I admire and am drawn to is Tibetan Buddhism. I have lots of Buddha statues and small figures all over my house. This statue on the porch is holding some thin reeds, and also doubles as an incense holder. I was hoping the smoke from the burning incense would show up in the photo, but only the small ember on the tip of the stick is visible, on his right shoulder.
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