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Enter the Jade Temple

Peace is a temple
to which one is (re)called—  

Buddha’s atelier;  
an open sanctuary  
of gentle acceptance  
Shikishi boards  
in the after light  
of an open window—  
Sumi-tipped bamboo  
kanji calligraphy  
Kuan Yin, welcoming—  
her heart  
a tea-stained chrysalis  
of fine porcelain  
We've returned in awe  
to something forgotten—  
a silken creation of her loom  
weaving ancient knowledge  
We languidly bathe    
in such solace and truth  
Written by Ahavati
Author's Note
Kuan Yin Oracle Card Number 11
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