Poem: The flower

opening with joy
to the caressing light of the sun

My petals extend
delighting in the warmth,
the fragrance,
and beauty of being alive

Deep within a sweet nectar
is gurgling rising slowly

Oh! I want only to offer
and offer and offer again
all my sweetness fragrance and beauty

Take me! Take me!
I am yours!
Please enjoy me,
drink me it is my sole desire
my deepest longing

I am full,
so fresh brimming over

Sister Chan Chau Nghiem, True Adornment with Jewels, is a nun in Deer Park Monastery, CA.

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