Poem: The flower

blooming
opening with joy
to the caressing light of the sun

My petals extend
one
by
one
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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