THE DANCE OF THE FIVE DAKINIS

In POETRY by Erik Pema Kunsang3 Comments

The tantras view the five elements that make up our natural landscape—earth, water, air, fire, and space—as divine in their pure nature. These elements combine on multiple levels to form the endless displays we call life. In this poetry, the element of space is love, the open mind of kindness.

Falling leaves in the autumn wind,
flaming colors, in unique designs.
Nature’s painting on my garden steps.
Why not just enjoy? Why not just enjoy!
The dance of the five dakinis.

Snowflakes landing on a winter night,
light as feathers, in unique designs.
Nature draping all in silken cloth.
Why not just enjoy? Why not just enjoy!
The dance of the five dakinis.

Water drops that hover in the spring,
shaped perfectly, in unique designs.
Nature and drizzling trees with diamond stars.
Why not just enjoy? Why not just enjoy!
The dance of the five dakinis.

Small mosquitoes in a summer breeze,
tiny wonders, in unique designs.
Mothers begging for a drop of blood.
Why not just enjoy? Why not just enjoy!
The dance of the five dakinis.

The lover’s face that lingers in my mind,
exquisite beauty, in unique design.
A presence filling me with sweetest love.
Why not just enjoy? Why not just enjoy!
The dance of the five dakinis.

About the Author
Erik Pema Kunsang

Erik Pema Kunsang

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Translator of ancient Buddhist scriptures, author, bridge-builder to modern life, Buddhist teacher & meditation instructor. Board of director at 84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha. Founder of Rangjung Yeshe Publications and LEVEKUNST art of life. Other LEVEKUNST articles by the same author. Erik’s website & retreats.

Photo by Kohji Asakawa, Japan

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  1. Amazing poem !
    So deep And touching…
    Thank you Erik Pema Kunsang

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